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.
The Houston Chief says his cops are being provoked in the wake of a controversial beating. He says this kind of "rhetoric can give someone a free pass to assault a police officer or kill a police officer." Video: 'Not going to allow that'
Controversial units that were created to come down hard on criminals are being dumped nationwide because they have become more of a liability than an asset in the war on crime. Reputation outstripped reality
One year ago today, four cops were gunned down in cold blood in a suburban Seattle coffee shop. This P1 exclusive video tells the story of that ambush from the perspective of Washington state law enforcement. In memoriam