The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
One in five pursuits end in a crash in California, and one analysis says officers balance judgment and policy in their decision to undertake — and follow through with — a chase. Routine but potentially deadly
Madison MacPhail, daughter of slain off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, who was killed by Troy Davis. Davis' execution has stirred debate over eyewitness testimony in criminal trials. (AP Photo) Worldwide attention
Surveillance footage has been released showing a Detroit police officer punching a suspect inside the MGM Grand Detroit Casino after the man appeared to get in the officer's face. Lawsuit: 'Unprovoked attack'