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Ex-cop turns tables on would-be burglars

By Andria Simmons The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A pair of would-be burglars picked the wrong victim... - Full Story

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Ex-officer sues NM Dept.

Black cop says he was forced out after supervisors learned he was dating a white woman - Full Story

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Univ. of Tenn. picks female police chief

Appointment of Gloria S. Graham, currently assistant police chief at Duke University, is a first for the University of Tennessee - Full Story

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Md. Chief honors his homicide investigators Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Md. Chief honors his homicide investigators

Every member of the Prince George’s County Homicide and Cold Case receives the “Chief’s Award” — the highest departmental award the Chief can bestow - Full Story

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Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop

Whether an SBC incident arises spontaneously out of the anger and panic of the subject, or it is pre-planned, the officer involved has to deal with the aftermath - Full Story

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The tip of the spear, blunted by Machiavellian cynicism Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

The tip of the spear, blunted by Machiavellian cynicism

While the public and the politicians remain distracted from the root causes of crime and social ills, the casualties in "The War on Cops" are the peacekeepers - Full Story

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Five charged in attacks that injured three Chicago cops

By Tina Sfondeles The Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO — On Sunday, five men were charged in attacks Saturday... - Full Story

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So, you want to be a Chief of Police? Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

So, you want to be a Chief of Police?

Ambition is a good thing but getting to the top takes more than just an excellent resume and Masters in Public Administration - Full Story

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Oakland lays off 80 officers

Police union rejects city's counteroffers on pension contributions and job guarantees - Full Story

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No deal in Calif. PD layoff talks

Oakland City Council voted June 25 to eliminate 80 police officer positions to help close the city's $32.5 million funding gap - Full Story



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