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April 29, 2011
What do our 'cop dreams' tell us? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

What do our 'cop dreams' tell us?

From syrup bullets to empty holsters, police officers have some pretty interesting recurring dreams — what are yours? - Full Story
April 27, 2011
Ancient military thinkers and modern law enforcement Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Ancient military thinkers and modern law enforcement

Cherry-picking quotes from complex strategic military thinkers and shoehorning their “lessons”... - Full Story
April 21, 2011
Becoming a learning organization Sgt. Joe Binns - Recruiting the 21st Century Police Officer

Becoming a learning organization

What is a learning organization and why should the criminal justice community care? The National Institute... - Full Story
April 21, 2011
The strides we've made: Reflections of a police dinosaur Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

The strides we've made: Reflections of a police dinosaur

I was thinking about the strides that have been made in law enforcement technology since I first pinned... - Full Story
April 20, 2011
Hunting for Heroes: Serving disabled law officers Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Hunting for Heroes: Serving disabled law officers

An organization called Hunting for Heroes, now in its second year of operation, is raising money through 'red meat' efforts like hunting tournaments and outdoor activities - Full Story
April 13, 2011
Motivated to learn, train, and pass the torch Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Motivated to learn, train, and pass the torch

The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association’s annual conference is one of the best tools to help a new or an in-service police trainer take their career to the next level - Full Story
April 13, 2011
How to avoid criminal charges by planning ahead Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

How to avoid criminal charges by planning ahead

Part 2: It’s not enough anymore that you be right in your force applications — you also have to be able to explain why you were right - Full Story
April 08, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Cops follow the money in the fight against terrorists Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

10 years after 9/11: Cops follow the money in the fight against terrorists

In their latest book, On the Trail of Terror Finance: What Law Enforcement and Intelligence Officers Need to Know, co-authors John Cassara and Avi Jorisch discuss how to uncover terrorists’ money laundering fronts - Full Story
April 06, 2011
Ethical dilemmas cops face daily Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Ethical dilemmas cops face daily

The impact of human factors upon individual performance must coincide with timely and fair discipline — both in a positive and a negative sense - Full Story
April 04, 2011
Everyday Heroes: Fire and ice in Amherst (Mass.) Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Everyday Heroes: Fire and ice in Amherst (Mass.)

PoliceOne talks with Officer David Rhoades of Amherst PD about his outstanding work to help citizens and fellow officers stay alive and healthy - Full Story



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