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January 13, 2012
Predictive policing is not 'Minority Report' ...at least not yet Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Predictive policing is not 'Minority Report' ...at least not yet

Using computer algorithms, 'predictive policing' estimates where certain types of crime may occur, in a similar way that meteorologists forecast weather - Full Story
January 05, 2012
Speak your mind: Are today’s cops too militarized? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Speak your mind: Are today’s cops too militarized?

A reader emailed me the other day, concerned about some of the changes he’s seen in law enforcement... - Full Story
January 05, 2012
Addressing cops' confusion over 'the public duty doctrine' Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Addressing cops' confusion over 'the public duty doctrine'

Proper training on the principles of the public duty doctrine and how it applies to police officers is essential to avoid liability on the part of the department and officers - Full Story
December 29, 2011
2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy

The strategies outlined below are simple but many require a change to the way we think and train as a law enforcement culture - Full Story
December 29, 2011
2011 in Review: The #1 thing I learned this year Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2011 in Review: The #1 thing I learned this year

I’m recommitting myself to getting as much high-quality training as possible so I can become an even more effective partner to American police officers - Full Story
December 20, 2011
Building the Barbie: Accessories for your AR-15 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Building the Barbie: Accessories for your AR-15

What do you get the PoliceOne editor who pretty much has all the AR-15 accessories he will ever need or want? A bag to put it all in! - Full Story
December 16, 2011
Legalizing marijuana: Police officers speak out Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Legalizing marijuana: Police officers speak out

This highly-debated topic has even infiltrated the law enforcement community, and a surprising number of cops are speaking out in favor of legalization - Full Story
December 15, 2011
Supplementing in-service training with free resources Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Supplementing in-service training with free resources

Some departments might wish to download videos — where no copyright exists — and then convert them into video DVDs which their officers can use to train the brain - Full Story
December 15, 2011
What's a degree worth? Law enforcement and education Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

What's a degree worth? Law enforcement and education

The debate over whether or note officers should be college educated has been swirling around for decades and will not go away anytime soon - Full Story
December 15, 2011
Advantages and disadvantages of a college degree Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Advantages and disadvantages of a college degree

Some studies have concluded that the advantage of a college-degreed officer goes beyond the theoretical... - Full Story



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