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Cops and dogs: Body language

Betsy Smith discusses how to read a dog’s body language and explains what is safe and not safe.

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PoliceOne Year in Review 2014

PoliceOne Year in Review 2014

From controversial trials to the monstrous surge in body cameras, 2014 was chock-full of lessons and memorable moments for law enforcement nationwide. Take a look back at some of the year's most heroic saves and other memorable incidents through the eyes of the officers who overcame them firsthand. Our expert columnists do some of their own reflecting on the year in the features below. - Full Story


LASD may limit car computer use to ease distracted driving

Concerns over distracted driving have prompted Los Angeles County sheriff's officials to propose dramatically curbing use of in-car computers - Full Story


US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

Policy, which expands guidelines established under the Bush administration, will require new training and data collection - Full Story


Report: Complaints against NYPD down

Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down this year - Full Story


Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Often what is filmed may appear excessive to a person unfamiliar with police work, even though the conduct may be legal - Full Story


Video: Doing when/then thinking helps to keep Murphy at bay

In this video tip, PoliceOne Contributor Dave Smith discusses why officers need to be constantly doing... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


IBM's new mobile app offers police data sharing in the field

The app enables officers to validate information and compare partial observations, such as vehicle license plates - Full Story


NYPD officers to wear body cameras in pilot program

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that any tool that provides an officer's perspective would help avoid future controversies - Full Story


Boston brass, police union fear body cams on cops

Body cameras could undermine the very community policing tactics they are intended to bolster, top Boston cops say - Full Story

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