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January 26, 2012
Camaraderie on patrol: A recipe for success Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Camaraderie on patrol: A recipe for success

When a patrol platoon or shift is meshing together in harmony, people notice, including superior officers — sometimes even top brass - Full Story
January 20, 2012
What we do isn’t a game Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

What we do isn’t a game

When a police officer is thrust into the fight of his or her life, the outcome will not decide who gets a Super Bowl ring, but who lives and dies - Full Story
January 18, 2012
Firearms training: Mind over marksmanship Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

Firearms training: Mind over marksmanship

We must study how we are being attacked — including the setting, time of day, distance, cues, and other variables — in order to prepare for real-world encounters - Full Story
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



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