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October 01, 2014
Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program David Kinaan - From the Motor Officer's Saddle

Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program

Prior to deploying motorcycles, a department should seek out a training school that provides thorough and challenging training — look for schools that include a field break-in period or that could help you set up a motorcycle break-in program - Full Story
September 25, 2014
K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’ PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’

The not-so-normal life of my K-9 partner - Full Story
September 24, 2014
10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back

You have a good chance of being on video from somebody’s device — don’t let them tell your story before you do - Full Story
September 23, 2014
10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A special report from the Force Science Institute - Full Story
September 11, 2014
5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

By using our training and our noggin we can all become better public servants - Full Story
September 11, 2014
1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential

Here’s a simple process that will enable you to be able to prove that you can successfully supervise anyone or anything - Full Story
September 10, 2014
Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat - Full Story
September 05, 2014
How to adjust risk variables to increase officer safety Paul C. Wood - Dominating Your Operational Environment

How to adjust risk variables to increase officer safety

Risk tolerance on the job is ultimately a personal matter where the most effective cops incorporate risk management practices into daily decision-making - Full Story
September 03, 2014
10 secrets cops know that most people don't Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 secrets cops know that most people don't

It’s become abundantly clear in the past few weeks that the press and the public have very little... - Full Story
August 28, 2014
15 more signs that you're a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

15 more signs that you're a cop

You know you’re a cop when... - Full Story



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