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October 08, 2015
How a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians

The key to a successful departmental chaplaincy is contact — there must be enough chaplains strategically placed who are artful in “reaching out and touching someone” - Full Story
September 29, 2015
Investing in yourself: Success strategies for women officers Patricia Thompson - Instructional Leadership

Investing in yourself: Success strategies for women officers

Women officers who have set clear goals, effectively managed risk and invested wisely in themselves will be in the best positions to seize new opportunities and make positive, lasting changes in their organizations and their communities - Full Story
September 24, 2015
Setting up the interrogation: 5 accusation techniques for investigators John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Setting up the interrogation: 5 accusation techniques for investigators

This important phase of the investigation is not the presentation of evidence — it is where we advise the subject that we know (without a doubt) that they committed the crime - Full Story
September 24, 2015
How the ‘alternative question’ can get a suspect’s real intent Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

How the ‘alternative question’ can get a suspect’s real intent

The investigator should make a transition statement about some fact which raises doubt that the crime was spontaneous and then pose an ‘alternative question’ that presumes the act was deliberate - Full Story
September 24, 2015
Investigators: Does your search pattern fit the crime scene? Hilary Romig - On Becoming an Investigator

Investigators: Does your search pattern fit the crime scene?

Especially during the initial phase of an investigation, the issue of using the correct crime scene search pattern will come up — here are some options for consideration. - Full Story
September 21, 2015
Think tank author: Payoff from anti-police attitude is societal havoc Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Think tank author: Payoff from anti-police attitude is societal havoc

In an article titled “Welcome to Post-Ferguson Policing” in the online version of the conservative magazine National Review, Heather MacDonald writes about the issue of deadly hesitation - Full Story
September 21, 2015
7 tools cops can use to stop ‘shooting from the lip’ Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

7 tools cops can use to stop ‘shooting from the lip’

When verbally attacked, we respond — under stress — with a verbal counterattack which escalates a situation that could have been easily handled without a barrage of words - Full Story
September 10, 2015
3 underlying benefits SWAT cops get from SWAT training Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

3 underlying benefits SWAT cops get from SWAT training

SWAT officers realize that their experience on a SWAT team makes them a better overall police officer - Full Story
September 10, 2015
How an effective SWAT firearms instructor tailors training Paul Gregory - The Firearms Instructor

How an effective SWAT firearms instructor tailors training

Certain training tenets tend to work very well for training academy cadets — or even seasoned patrol officers — but they don’t necessarily work quite as well when training SWAT officers - Full Story
September 10, 2015
Police History: How SWAT got its start Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: How SWAT got its start

SWAT has no mother and no born-on date, but Daryl Gates has rightly been given the sobriquet “The Father of SWAT” for his forward-thinking about problem solving and saving lives in high-risk incidents - Full Story



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