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February 11, 2011
4 key ways a cop can win on the stand Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

4 key ways a cop can win on the stand

Incredibly brave men and women who have fought with felons, braved gunfire, and remained calm in the face of emergencies are often uncomfortable and incapable when it comes to testifying in court - Full Story
February 10, 2011
Megalomania and law enforcement training Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Megalomania and law enforcement training

How many police officers and recruits have heard a law enforcement trainer begin a sentence with something to the effect of, "I'm the only one..." - Full Story
January 26, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: 25 signs that you're a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

P1 Humor Corner: 25 signs that you're a cop

When do you really know that you are a police officer? Is it when you realize that you find humor in... - Full Story
January 20, 2011
10 ways you know you're not a rookie anymore Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

10 ways you know you're not a rookie anymore

It seems we all wake up one day and come to the realization that it’s been a significant amount... - Full Story
January 13, 2011
P1 First Person: Coaching cops PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Coaching cops

By Captain Ray Bailey Ramsey (N.J.) Police Department and Chief Karen Sullivan (ret.) Have you ever taken... - Full Story
January 12, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: Dear Chief... Sorry I screwed up Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: Dear Chief... Sorry I screwed up

'Barney Fife' incidents may result in a verbal reprimand or a letter in our personal file, but they also get more than a couple of laughs in the squad room - Full Story
January 07, 2011
What really makes someone a leader? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

What really makes someone a leader?

We see, hear, and read a lot about “leadership” in this profession and frankly, I think the... - Full Story
January 05, 2011
How do questions help you? Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

How do questions help you?

Questions — especially open-ended ones — help to uncover information, wisdom, knowledge, hopes, dreams, motives, choices, answers, and most importantly, more questions - Full Story
January 03, 2011
The federalization of local law enforcement Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The federalization of local law enforcement

Though a rapid transition to a federalized police force is unlikely here in America, an incremental shift to greater federal control is already occurring - Full Story
December 29, 2010
A provocative face-off on traits of a successful officer Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A provocative face-off on traits of a successful officer

She said 'One must first think to survive the street.' He said 'a thinking cop without a good right cross is worthless.' Are both right? - Full Story



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