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.
Outgoing governor Haley Barbour (left) gave pardons or early release to dozens of people, including 29 whose crimes were listed as murder, manslaughter, or homicide. (AP Photo) Victims' families outraged
Dallas Police honored Johnny Calvin Brewer, who led cops to Lee Harvey Oswald's hiding place in the Texas Theatre after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 48 years ago. (AP Photo) Citizen's Certificate of Merit