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Chicago cops can test at 21, join force at 25

Striking a compromise after running into opposition to a plan to raise its minimum application age to 25 - Full Story

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Mass. cops settle contract, will get pay increase

New hires will not be offered the more expensive medical plan - Full Story

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Hey, Chief, back your people up!

Hey, Chief, back your people up!

The latest IACP "Police Use of Force in America" study found that coppers use "excessive force" in less than one-half of one percent of their force encounters. Why do chiefs fail to defend their troops? - Full Story

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Hey, Chief, back your people up! Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

Hey, Chief, back your people up!

The latest IACP "Police Use of Force in America" study found that coppers use "excessive force" in less than one-half of one percent of their force encounters - Full Story

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P1 First Person: In the blink of an eye PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: In the blink of an eye

By Marty Katz Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office (ret.)There is a term used in police work — in a blink of an eye — which often refers to... - Full Story

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The importance of laughter on patrol Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

The importance of laughter on patrol

Cops are a peculiar breed when it comes to telling stories about what they've seen and the actions they've taken on the streets - Full Story

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Ga. PD receives state accreditation

Ga. PD receives state accreditation

The College Park police department began seeking designation eight years ago - Full Story

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Four Chicago cops stripped of arrest powers

Six officers were similarly treated early this month after sergeant was accused beating a handcuffed suspect - Full Story

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P1 First Person: If it were easy, anyone could do it PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: If it were easy, anyone could do it

By Sgt. Ti Goetz Hawthorne (Calif.) Police DepartmentIf I had to pick one hero of my youth — as... - Full Story

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IACP 2010: Five strategies for aspiring police chiefs

IACP 2010: Five strategies for aspiring police chiefs

Four police chiefs shared best practices to help young new chiefs of police succeed in the precarious first few years on the job. - Full Story



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