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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
February 02, 2012
P1 First Person: The rules for surviving Zombieland PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The rules for surviving Zombieland

By Gil Contreras PoliceOne MemberIn the 2009 film Zombieland, the main character, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg)... - Full Story
January 30, 2012
Being simultaneously tactful and tactical Dr. Michael Asken - Mental Toughness for Law Enforcement

Being simultaneously tactful and tactical

TACT is the root of both the words TACTful and TACTical, and as an acronym, TACT stands for Think, Aware, Courteous, and Tactical - Full Story
January 26, 2012
On the Internet, silence cannot be misquoted Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

On the Internet, silence cannot be misquoted

There have been occasions right here on PoliceOne that a comment has been posted we felt might be harmful to the person posting — we delete those whenever we find them - Full Story
January 26, 2012
Protecting yourself against a career-threatening event Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Protecting yourself against a career-threatening event

Here are 7 things you should do right now to protect yourself later, in the immediate aftermath of that potentially career-threatening event out on patrol - Full Story
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



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