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Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget

Communication between police and the citizens they serve is an essential part of the modern police mission — a company called Nixle offers a great conduit for communicating with the community - Full Story

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Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux) Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Science, liability, and restraint asphyxia (redux)

Instituting a risk-management approach can help an agency defend against an allegation of wrongful sudden death - Full Story

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Preventing a career-ending mistake Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Preventing a career-ending mistake

The Four Horsemen of career apocalypse — anger, lust, greed, and peer pressure — can end a cop's livelihood as surely as a bullet can end their life - Full Story

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P1 Photo of the Week: End of shift ...all's quiet PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: End of shift ...all's quiet

(PoliceOne Image) Deputy Luke Warfield of the King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office writes, "I took this with my cell phone as ... - Full Story

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5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana

‘Legal’ pot dispensaries are springing up all over — to ensure the future safety of our communities, law enforcement should take an active role in the debate - Full Story

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'Customer service' in law enforcement (revisited) Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

'Customer service' in law enforcement (revisited)

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)I would rather write an article that creates controversy and cause... - Full Story

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Staying positive is a discipline Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Staying positive is a discipline

You do not need to abandon either your street intensity or your commitment to your physical survival in order to have a positive outlook on your chosen career - Full Story

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Don’t just survive...prevail! Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Don’t just survive...prevail!

You must develop a winning mindset — a win-at-all-costs mindset to prevail! - Full Story

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Playing by the rules Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Playing by the rules

The quality of a Police Department’s written policies, procedures, rules, and regulations can define the success of a cop’s career — both for the good and the bad - Full Story

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Ill. cops rally against dept. head

Ill. cops rally against dept. head

An on-duty officer takes a photograph as Chicago cops protest what they describe as a staff shortage that has put officers' lives at risk. (AP Photo)
Want city's top cop to step down



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