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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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W.Va. brothers like serving with same department

The Coopers, 16 years apart in age, are both coppers for Charleston PD - Full Story

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Paralyzed cop's son joins NYPD

Paralyzed cop's son joins NYPD

Conor McDonald, 23, was sworn in along with 1,200 other cadets Tuesday - Full Story

Columns

Use of force from a patrol supervisor's point of view Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Use of force from a patrol supervisor's point of view

A supervisor has the difficult job of winning the loyalty and trust of his officers, while also ensuring that laws and policies are followed when force is used - Full Story

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Pa. cop who nearly died completes first year back on duty

Bones were shattered and brain was swollen after a drunk driver hit him in 2009 - Full Story

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Ga. sheriff in hot seat after botched DUI

His deputies arrested a county chairman whose BAC turned out to be .000 - Full Story

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Oakland police campaign heavily to block layoff plan

Urging cops to flood newspapers' websites with pro-police comments before crucial council meeting - Full Story

Columns

Lessons learned: Dissecting a dangerously close call Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Lessons learned: Dissecting a dangerously close call

Supervisors must assume a risk-analysis perspective when managing critical events and balance the need for immediate action against the consequences of acting prematurely - Full Story

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Calif. PD facing layoffs of 150 officers

Oakland had the sixth-highest violent crime rate in the country in 2009 and the highest in California, according to preliminary FBI statistics - Full Story

Tips

Make the most out of training

Remember: Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. - Full Story



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