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March 01, 2012
P1 First Person: On workplace privacy PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: On workplace privacy

By Gary Deutschle PoliceOne Member “The right to be let alone-the most comprehensive of rights... - Full Story
February 22, 2012
One creative approach to breaking down language barriers Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

One creative approach to breaking down language barriers

For officers responding to calls, unless there is a translator nearby or the officer speaks the foreign language, valuable time and critical information can be lost - Full Story
February 20, 2012
8 tips for bringing the gunfight to the range Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

8 tips for bringing the gunfight to the range

Part One: When you train at a higher level and you realize that you can perform there, you get a huge boost in both confidence and performance - Full Story
February 17, 2012
EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way

Research suggests that persons with developmental disabilities and other mental issues are seven times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement than others - Full Story
February 16, 2012
A 'Cop's Chief' pulls the pin after 47 years on the job Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A 'Cop's Chief' pulls the pin after 47 years on the job

Chief Edward Kondracki Jr. believed police officers should “Walk softly, but carry a big stick” - Full Story
February 16, 2012
Permission and promises: Recommitting to helping fellow cops in 2012 Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Permission and promises: Recommitting to helping fellow cops in 2012

As we proceed into 2012, find those trusted friends and mentors, give permission and get permission to point out mistakes and problems that you see - Full Story
February 15, 2012
A Calif. cop loses her dream job when a slow shift takes a nearly deadly turn Hayley Hudson - Stories from the Beat

A Calif. cop loses her dream job when a slow shift takes a nearly deadly turn

As her partner joined her several hours into patrol, then-officer Lucia Wade was looking for things to do - Full Story
February 15, 2012
Force is a necessary tool for peace Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Force is a necessary tool for peace

The most significant news item for the police profession for all of 2011 may have been the Occupy movement - Full Story
February 10, 2012
LWTS honorable mentions: The Congressional Badge of Bravery Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

LWTS honorable mentions: The Congressional Badge of Bravery

Webster’s Dictionary defines bravery as the quality or state of being brave; having or showing... - Full Story
February 08, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force

The term “objectively reasonable” is the true — and most accurate — legal standard when both teaching use of force, and/or evaluating an officer’s past use of force - Full Story



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