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July 04, 2011
Curriculum development for law enforcement: Community oriented policing and Andragogy Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Curriculum development for law enforcement: Community oriented policing and Andragogy

Part Two: Law enforcement trainers should understand that Pedagogy and Andragogy should not be used in an all-or-nothing fashion—a synthesis of the two approaches is required in order to obtain the most optimal results - Full Story
June 24, 2011
Floodwater safety tips for police officers Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Floodwater safety tips for police officers

Three basic best practices — on which actual police procedures might be based and/or built — for police officers safety while responding to flooding and other water emergencies - Full Story
June 22, 2011
Winning concepts for hand-to-hand combat Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Winning concepts for hand-to-hand combat

Veteran trainer Chuck Humes says there’s a three-letter test for a successful tactic: SSS. Is it Simple, is it Sensible, is it Street-proven effective? If so, it just might SYA — Save Your A__! - Full Story
June 20, 2011
Officer safety and the practice of staying focused Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Officer safety and the practice of staying focused

Being guided by little more than an almost primordial urge to bring down a suspect is not a good mental state to be in when out on the street - Full Story
June 16, 2011
P1 First Person: Street 'cred' PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Street 'cred'

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. Chief of Police, Adams State College PoliceOne ColumnistI’ve spent... - Full Story
June 16, 2011
Making the case for assessment center testing Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Making the case for assessment center testing

All police tests are a prediction that the person “scoring” the highest on a pre-determined... - Full Story
June 16, 2011
Situational ethics and the moral chaos of modern policing Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Situational ethics and the moral chaos of modern policing

Moral ambiguity can prove to be the first stop on the path to a pattern of unethical and illegal behavior by otherwise well-meaning officers - Full Story
June 13, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Guiding principles and Humphrey's 'Warrior Creed' Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Guiding principles and Humphrey's 'Warrior Creed'

As a young Marine Captain, just off the drill field at the Recruit Depot in San Diego, I decided to earn... - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Concealed carry, HR 218, and the retired police officer Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Concealed carry, HR 218, and the retired police officer

If you are a retired cop — or plan on retiring from law enforcement — you must make a personal decision on whether or not you will carry a firearm as you are entitle to do under the 'Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act' - Full Story
June 07, 2011
Predicting criminal behavior: DHS takes a page from 'Minority Report' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Predicting criminal behavior: DHS takes a page from 'Minority Report'

The Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) Project uses high-tech sensors to detect indicators of potential criminal activity - Full Story



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