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October 21, 2010
Want to be a Leader? Do a gut check first Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Want to be a Leader? Do a gut check first

If you believe — as many do — that we are experiencing a dearth of courageous leaders, then take action and promote - Full Story
October 21, 2010
5 secrets to testing for promotion Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

5 secrets to testing for promotion

Find someone to coach you, it’s worth a few points on the exam and may mean the difference between getting promoted or not - Full Story
October 19, 2010
5 myths about patrol officers and detectives Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

5 myths about patrol officers and detectives

The role of a patrol officer is crucial to a successful criminal investigation - Full Story
October 19, 2010
Patrol officers' role in suspect identification Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Patrol officers' role in suspect identification

Three simple reminders to reiterate during roll call training can go a long way toward increasing the success rate investigative efforts of your department - Full Story
October 14, 2010
P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Dash-cam (in)justice

By David Demurjian PoliceOne Member It is interesting to see the progression of technology as it impacts... - Full Story
October 08, 2010
Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget

Communication between police and the citizens they serve is an essential part of the modern police mission — a company called Nixle offers a great conduit for communicating with the community - Full Story
October 06, 2010
Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux) Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux)

Instituting a risk-management approach can help an agency defend against an allegation of wrongful sudden death - Full Story
October 01, 2010
Preventing a career-ending mistake Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Preventing a career-ending mistake

The Four Horsemen of career apocalypse — anger, lust, greed, and peer pressure — can end a cop's livelihood as surely as a bullet can end their life - Full Story
September 24, 2010
P1 Photo of the Week: End of shift ...all's quiet PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: End of shift ...all's quiet

(PoliceOne Image) Deputy Luke Warfield of the King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office writes, "I took... - Full Story
September 24, 2010
5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana

‘Legal’ pot dispensaries are springing up all over — to ensure the future safety of our communities, law enforcement should take an active role in the debate - Full Story



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