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What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug

Recent news from Florida has shed light on a new drug called Flakka, and its use is not isolated to the sunshine state - Full Story

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Baltimore PD: Nearly 100 officers hurt since Monday

Baltimore PD: Nearly 100 officers hurt since Monday

More than 40 officers required some sort of treatment at the hospital and 13 have been placed on medical leave - Full Story

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Mo. PD losing cops at increasing rate

St. Louis County police officers are quitting the force in what may be unprecedented numbers, leaving commanders scrambling to fill vacancies - Full Story

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Tulsa County to audit reserve deputy program after OIS

Tulsa County employs about 130 reservists, who are given less training than regular deputies - Full Story

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Okla. reserve deputy turns self in to face manslaughter charge

Okla. reserve deputy turns self in to face manslaughter charge

Robert Bates, an insurance executive who was volunteering on an undercover operation in Tulsa, accidentally shot Eric Harris on April 2 - Full Story

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Why police departments rely on reserve officers

Why police departments rely on reserve officers

In almost every agency where a reserve officer program exists, there are simply not enough full-time cops in the regular ranks to meet the citizens’ demands for police response — the reserves fill the gaps. - Full Story

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Why police departments rely on reserve officers Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why police departments rely on reserve officers

In almost every agency where a reserve officer program exists, there are simply not enough full-time cops in the regular ranks to meet the citizens’ demands for police response — the reserves fill the gaps - Full Story

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NYC council to renew call to hire 1K more cops

NYC council to renew call to hire 1K more cops

Move may set up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force - Full Story

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10 deputies on leave after scuffle with man who stole horse

10 deputies on leave after scuffle with man who stole horse

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said Friday that the video "disturbed and troubled" him and appeared to show an excessive use of force - Full Story

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Why being the

Why being the "old guy" on your department is a good thing

Being the old guy — and I use the term generically to mean both male and female — in any police agency means something went right in your career. - Full Story



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