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.
Robert Mikelsons (above) was sentenced to 18 years in prison for abusing dozens of babies and toddlers in Amsterdam. A subsequent investigation has led to the arrests of 43 men in seven countries. (AP Photo) Initial clue was a stuffed toy bunny