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.
This week, Dave Smith analyzes a bizarre story in which a child bit an officer while trying to grab his gun, as well as a shooting that left one Texas cop dead and another injured. (PoliceOne Image) Watch
Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy says he released photos like the one above because he was furious over a Rolling Stone cover photo he believes glamorizes suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (AP Photo) "The real Boston bomber"
Isaac Aguigui, accused of running an anti-government militia, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of Michael Roark and Tiffany York in 2011. (AP Photo) Deals to duck death penalty