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February 17, 2014
How I beat 'The Wall' and finished my police career marathon Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How I beat 'The Wall' and finished my police career marathon

My race has been a little different than most cops, but then again, every cop runs their own individual race - Full Story
February 13, 2014
A surprising first impression: My first day as police chief PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

A surprising first impression: My first day as police chief

The best move I made was to come to Hillsboro early and get some base work done before I had a calendar full of appointments - Full Story
February 13, 2014
Leading a police agency in tough times Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

Leading a police agency in tough times

Leading and managing a police department are two inherently different skill sets. Which do you have? - Full Story
February 13, 2014
3 key components for developing future leaders Anthony Powalie - The Art of Discipline

3 key components for developing future leaders

If you effectively develop your personnel, they will be a living and breathing resume of your leadership abilities - Full Story
February 12, 2014
What went right in the Dorner manhunt? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

What went right in the Dorner manhunt?

There are many examples of what went right in the Dorner manhunt — this is only a small sampling of the tenacity and bravery that every American law officer is willing to put forward when the time calls - Full Story
February 10, 2014
Are you a great backup? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Are you a great backup?

Nothing will bleed to death on a desk at the station if you abandon it temporarily to pull an officer’s bacon out of the fire - Full Story
February 05, 2014
Lessons learned from fatal collision in Okla. pursuit Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Lessons learned from fatal collision in Okla. pursuit

These two brave officers left us a message we must discuss in order for us to prevent future tragedies - Full Story
January 31, 2014
Politics, pot, and police: Slouching toward marijuana legalization Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Politics, pot, and police: Slouching toward marijuana legalization

Might we consider the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 — a proposed bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum sentencing for “non-violent” drug offenses — another step toward marijuana legalization? - Full Story
January 30, 2014
Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language

I came up with five categories of general behavior — it is not a total list of all behaviors, but rather, a list of general behavior — to look for during an interview or interrogation - Full Story
January 30, 2014
An interrogator's mindset: Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

An interrogator's mindset: "It's not personal. It's business."

As John Reid told me, “A good interrogator is a good actor” — you have to convince the suspect that you’re on his side - Full Story



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