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April 15, 2010
P1 First Person: A “Delta P” approach to professionalism PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: A “Delta P” approach to professionalism

By Sergeant William Boyd Kiphart II St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department North Patrol Division, District... - Full Story
April 14, 2010
Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers

HPD Officer Rick Salter told a local newspaper, “The shooter didn’t kill me, but he still took my life” — sadly, he is one of many cops in a similar circumstance - Full Story
April 09, 2010
The legal landscape of police employee free speech Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The legal landscape of police employee free speech

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases — Pickering v. Board of Education and Garcetti v. Ceballos — begin any discussion of employee right to free speech - Full Story
April 08, 2010
What happens after submission: The federal grant review process Denise Schlegel - Secrets to Getting Police Grants

What happens after submission: The federal grant review process

Use this guide to track what happens after you submit an application to a federal funding source - Full Story
April 02, 2010
Using magic questions to motivate and influence others Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Using magic questions to motivate and influence others

By formulating questions based on the issues brought up by the other person, a questioner can control and direct the conversation - Full Story
April 01, 2010
In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid

A violent domestic, a house fire, a knife-wielding suspect, multiple rescues, and a “seamless response” give us an opportunity to sit back and be amazed - Full Story
March 29, 2010
Debunking myths about bomb squad units Shawn Hughes - WMD and Bomb Disposal Issues

Debunking myths about bomb squad units

The majority of public safety bomb squads are part-time — we're usually on patrol until a bomb call comes in - Full Story
March 24, 2010
What does the Bryan v. City of Coronado decision mean? Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

What does the Bryan v. City of Coronado decision mean?

Officers must understand the seriousness of their actions after a use-of-force incident — it's critical to write a report that clearly articulates the threat - Full Story
March 22, 2010
Interdiction isn’t just for drugs anymore Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Interdiction isn’t just for drugs anymore

Humans, guns, untaxed cigarettes, kiddie porn, pirated software, and other digital contraband are out on the roads - Full Story
March 18, 2010
P1 First Person: Who are your heroes? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Who are your heroes?

By Richard Meiresonne, St. Charles (Ill.) Police Dept. (retired, 32 yrs.) When I retired from policing... - Full Story



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