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.
Responding to increased terrorism threats, police officers have employed bomb-sniffing dogs, high-tech explosive detection devices and security cameras to protect the sprawling 468 subway stations. Full story
Officer Benjamin Kelly told an inquest jury that he was alone when Clemmons approached him on a dark Seattle street. The confrontation ended with Kelly killing the man who had murdered four Lakewood officers. Full story
Chicago has the most extensive and sophisticated video surveillance system in the United States. Officers can watch live video at emergency command centers, police stations, and even in some squad cars. Full story