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Should cops be required to submit DNA samples? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Should cops be required to submit DNA samples?

Providing DNA samples as a condition of employment is not yet an issue in law enforcement, but we should contemplate the ramifications should that day arrive - Full Story

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 Media strategies following use-of-force incidents Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Media strategies following use-of-force incidents

Officer James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD just had his sixth OIS — some reporters have decided there's something wrong with that on its face - Full Story

News

Why are so many older cops being killed?

Applying the law of large numbers to recent officer fatalities may reveal a disturbing trend — at the very least it makes us stop and think - Full Story

News

Calif. chief: The thin blue line 'keeps getting thinner'

Calif. chief: The thin blue line 'keeps getting thinner'

LAPD chief Charlie Beck talks to CNN reporters about policing in the 21st century - Full Story

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Adapting protective gear for 'out of the box' training

Police instructors have to plan training scenarios according to an ever-changing landscape — this may mean throwing the “standard directions” overboard - Full Story

Columns

Looking at officer evaluations from the supervisor’s perspective Sgt. Steve Schrimpf - Sergeant's Desk

Looking at officer evaluations from the supervisor’s perspective

Let’s face it, cops hate paperwork. We all wish it could be like television — chase the ba... - Full Story

Columns

Winning strategies for police promotional exams Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Winning strategies for police promotional exams

One of the keys to winning that promotion is to prepare now for the test that hasn't even been scheduled yet - Full Story

News

Editorial: SFPD has an officer 'discipline disaster'

San Francisco's police department needs a redesign when it comes to officer discipline - Full Story

Tips

Getting acclimated to a new agency, new town, and new streets

You’re five years on the job and an interesting opportunity opens up in a town roughly the same... - Full Story



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