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.
A year ago, San Francisco proposed a controversial law that would ban sitting or lying on sidewalks for extended periods of time. Cops are now enforcing that law, which carries with it some complex patrol issues. 'Unfairly targets homeless'
What if you were told that your department was now hiring officers who had almost no sense of smell and as much as eighty percent hearing loss? You'd be shocked, right? But are you using all your senses? (AP Image)