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8 tips to be prepared for life in the fishbowl

If you’ve worked in law enforcement for longer than a day, you’ve heard someone say, “I... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Fla. police chief fired for arrest in prostitution sting

He blamed his arrest on the pressures of his job, telling reporters, "The stress overwhelmed me and I made a very bad decision" - Full Story

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NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

The contract was another marker along the road to a tentative truce between City Hall and the NYPD's officers after months of friction - Full Story

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Officer in gay pride parade incident speaks out

Cop who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out - Full Story

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Dallas police, fire pension trustees OK same-sex benefits

The board voted 7-0 to change its definition of a spouse to reflect marriages recognized in Texas and any other state - Full Story

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Questionable reform: New Orleans PD axes education requirement

Questionable reform: New Orleans PD axes education requirement

Eliminating education from the equation is not the path to successful police reform - Full Story

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Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired.

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Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired - Full Story

Columns

P1 Poll results: What are the most crucial skills a cop should possess? P1 Community - The Question

P1 Poll results: What are the most crucial skills a cop should possess?

Law enforcement by nature pushes cops to wear many hats - but which is best? - Full Story

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Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to build a more diverse police force - Full Story



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