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June 06, 2011
Curriculum development for law enforcement: Pedagogy versus Andragogy Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Curriculum development for law enforcement: Pedagogy versus Andragogy

Part One: The theory of multiple intelligences recognizes that not everyone learns information the same way and that training must be provided in several different ways to accommodate the various learning styles - Full Story
June 01, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: Cops on 'career day' Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: Cops on 'career day'

I came prepared with a short outline, a bag of plastic junior police badges, and my infamous ‘get out of jail free’ trading cards - Full Story
May 24, 2011
Deadline for 2011 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) looming this week Denise Schlegel - Secrets to Getting Police Grants

Deadline for 2011 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) looming this week

CHP provides funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers - Full Story
May 19, 2011
Higher education increasingly key to police promotions Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Higher education increasingly key to police promotions

If you don’t want that young, snot-nosed rookie beating you out of a promotion down the road, then get your education! - Full Story
May 19, 2011
National Police Week: Thoughts and prayers for the children Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

National Police Week: Thoughts and prayers for the children

For about seven years, I had the honor and privilege to serve as a part of the California LEOKA (Law... - Full Story
May 18, 2011
National Police Week: Living with the sacrifice Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

National Police Week: Living with the sacrifice

Be certain that you and your agency recognize and honor the injured and disabled officers in your jurisdiction and beyond during National Police Week 2011 - Full Story
May 17, 2011
National Police Week: Each of the fallen has a story to tell Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

National Police Week: Each of the fallen has a story to tell

There will be ceremonies all over the nation remembering the fallen this year and it is only fitting... - Full Story
May 09, 2011
Shooting skills: Training to counter an ambush Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Shooting skills: Training to counter an ambush

During a dynamic daylong firearms course presented by LMS Defense, police officers from a handful of agencies proved the credo, "I will get top-notch tactical training whether or not my agency pays for it" - Full Story
May 04, 2011
Seattle woodcarver shooting case ends in $1.5M settlement Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Seattle woodcarver shooting case ends in $1.5M settlement

John Williams, described as a “master woodcarver” and “partly deaf” was shot by Officer Ian Birk of the Seattle (Wash.) PD—Williams’ family has reached a $1.5 million settlement with the city - Full Story
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



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