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911 call takers have heard it all

By Abigail R. Ortiz The Albuquerque JournalThe life and death calls fielded by 911 operators make for... - Full Story

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NJ mounted unit moves to Philly

Lt. Raymond Evers, a Philadelphia police spokesman, said, 'Sometimes people don't want to listen to the cops, but they'll listen to a horse.' - Full Story

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SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

The appointment caps Gascón's brisk rise in San Francisco, and alters the city's law enforcement structure days before the interim mayor is sworn in - Full Story

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What really makes someone a leader? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

What really makes someone a leader?

We see, hear, and read a lot about “leadership” in this profession and frankly, I think th... - Full Story

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How do questions help you? Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

How do questions help you?

Questions — especially open-ended ones — help to uncover information, wisdom, knowledge, hopes, dreams, motives, choices, answers, and most importantly, more questions - Full Story

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How do questions help you?

How do questions help you?

Questions — especially open-ended ones — help to uncover information, wisdom, knowledge, hopes, dreams, motives, choices, answers, and most importantly, more questions. - Full Story

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The federalization of local law enforcement Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The federalization of local law enforcement

Though a rapid transition to a federalized police force is unlikely here in America, an incremental shift to greater federal control is already occurring - Full Story

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A provocative face-off on traits of a successful officer Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A provocative face-off on traits of a successful officer

She said 'One must first think to survive the street.' He said 'a thinking cop without a good right cross is worthless.' Are both right? - Full Story

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Calif. chief agrees to pay cut

By John Hill The Press EnterpriseMurrieta's police chief has agreed to a 5 percent pay cut, following... - Full Story

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Beleaguered Calif. city may close PD

Bell Police Capt. Anthony Miranda hopes that 'through this turmoil, we can ... find a way to keep that ship afloat' - Full Story



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