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March 18, 2011
Are you ready to retire? Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

Are you ready to retire?

Make your friends still on the job at your old agency envy your life — don’t sit around and envy them - Full Story
March 17, 2011
P1 First Person: The dilemma with 'open carry' advocates PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The dilemma with 'open carry' advocates

By Ken Hardesty San Jose (Calif.) Police DepartmentDue in large part to the political climate and challenges... - Full Story
March 16, 2011
A disturbing trend: Criminal charges against cops Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

A disturbing trend: Criminal charges against cops

Part 1: A cop is far more likely to be sued than shot — the prospect of a cop facing criminal charges for simply doing their job is increasingly common - Full Story
March 16, 2011
Accountability and officer safety: Who's got our backs? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Accountability and officer safety: Who's got our backs?

Despite an alarming trend of homicide committed against our nation’s officers, politicians have cited police officers salaries, benefits, and retirement packages in a campaign of misinformation against public sector employees - Full Story
March 09, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: One-liners and videos Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

P1 Humor Corner: One-liners and videos

I want to do a little something different this time around, so I’ve compiled a handful of items... - Full Story
March 03, 2011
P1 First Person: When cops lie PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: When cops lie

By Neal Trautman Director, National Institute of EthicsWith the exception of legal cases, relatively... - Full Story
February 23, 2011
Ethical decision making in law enforcement Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Ethical decision making in law enforcement

The bottom line here is simply this: If you wear a badge, don’t do anything illegal - Full Story
February 22, 2011
The ‘Madison Method’ for crowd control Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

The ‘Madison Method’ for crowd control

Rarely is there an opportunity for so many officers to look so good — or so bad — in front of the public as during a crowd-control event - Full Story
February 22, 2011
How to avoid digital misfires Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How to avoid digital misfires

Using caution in composing and sending emails can save embarrassing consequences - Full Story
February 18, 2011
P1 Photo of the Week: The job PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: The job

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo is from PoliceOne Member member Josh Tocci of the Lunenburg... - Full Story



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