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May 31, 2012
P1 First Person: Applying active-shooter training to driving PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Applying active-shooter training to driving

The roadway is now the hallway — scanning left and right, you call out, "Bicycle left... clear!" and move on - Full Story
May 30, 2012
A pragmatic approach to understanding police leadership John Bennett - Walking the Walk

A pragmatic approach to understanding police leadership

Just because you wear stripes, bars, clusters, or stars, does not make you a leader - Full Story
May 30, 2012
Use of force: Downfalls of the continuum model Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Downfalls of the continuum model

Because it's impossible for any continuum model to provide for an entire set of circumstances in each very unique situation, a "force options" model is the optimal policy alternative - Full Story
May 28, 2012
Understanding USERRA: Cops in our armed forces still face discrimination at home Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Understanding USERRA: Cops in our armed forces still face discrimination at home

This Memorial Day, let's remember our LE heroes killed in wars overseas, and resolve to help cops returning from battle who must fight to right a variety of departmental wrongs - Full Story
May 25, 2012
Reminders for safe operation of your patrol boat Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Reminders for safe operation of your patrol boat

Sacrificing your safety for the sake of comfort, cutting corners, saving time, or going fast simply because you can will not assist you in performing you duties - Full Story
May 25, 2012
A salute to our park ranger LEOs Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

A salute to our park ranger LEOs

Imagine patrolling a city where the ‘residents’ change on a daily and weekly basis - Full Story
May 24, 2012
Law mandates fitness for police officers Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Law mandates fitness for police officers

Be serious in your physical training — your life depends on it now and your quality of life depends on it later - Full Story
May 21, 2012
Mental toughness and the power to adapt Fred Leland - Staying Oriented

Mental toughness and the power to adapt

"Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system." — Napoleon Bonaparte - Full Story
May 18, 2012
The ACLU, ECDs, and the erosion of police discretion? Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The ACLU, ECDs, and the erosion of police discretion?

Unlike officers who face the volatile realities of life, the ACLU-s safely-ensconced lawyers would rather evaluate TASER use by a less-encumbered and more academic criteria - Full Story
May 17, 2012
Police UAV pilot: A career path less traveled by Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Police UAV pilot: A career path less traveled by

The first step an interested officer might consider taking toward achieving the goal of becoming a LE UAV operator is simply by becoming being a hobbyist - Full Story



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