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Court: Trooper shouldn't have been fired for sex with domestic violence victim

Trooper who had sex with victim hours after helping to arrest her husband should not have been fired for the offense, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled - Full Story

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4 things Andy Sipowicz taught me about being a beat cop Jason Welin - On Patrol in Canada

4 things Andy Sipowicz taught me about being a beat cop

NYPD Blue offers some solid advice and some that doesn’t work so well in practice — I think most can agree that these four points are solid advice for any LEO - Full Story

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Taking over the beat from a great police mentor Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

Taking over the beat from a great police mentor

Officer Harrington was a throwback to a bye-gone era, when cops were blue collar stiffs who hit the streets with the intent to enforce the law and keep the peace — everything else was secondary - Full Story

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10 traits of a great mentor Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 traits of a great mentor

Two men named Chuck have helped mold me into the man I’ve become, and thinking about them — as well as others who’ve mentored me — leads to a list of common characteristics of great mentors - Full Story

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Portland police defend cuffing of 9-year-old

Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said officers use handcuffs as a safeguard, and they acted according to bureau policy - Full Story

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4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer

Tactical teams vary from one agency to the next, but there are some consistencies I’ve observed in my non-SWAT law enforcement career - Full Story

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8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members

SWAT is a specialized unit and those selected to be members of that unit should be special people who possess extraordinary skills and abilities - Full Story

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9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT

In most tactical responses, 10 people working as a team can accomplish more than 20 working as individuals - Full Story

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NYPD baseball team's gear stolen in Texas

Squad was forced to cancel a tournament championship game after someone made off with its jerseys, gloves and bats - Full Story

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Calif. cops use crowdsource app for evidence after party gone awry

Calif. cops use crowdsource app for evidence after party gone awry

The new online and mobile app called LEEDIR can be activated after a major emergency to allow people to send pictures and videos from their smartphones to investigators - Full Story



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