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Ill. police suspend Drew Peterson's cop son

Stephen Peterson admitted he took possession of an AR-15 rifle and at least one other weapon his father did not want the Illinois State Police to get their hands on - Full Story


Pa. contract set to stem turnover among 911 dispatchers

Police chiefs pointed to turnover as one of the reasons they had diminished confidence in dispatchers' competence - Full Story


Calif. city gets more cops to tackle gang problem

Gangs no longer stick to one turf, but freely infiltrate the city's parks, fast-food parking lots, apartment complexes and malls - Full Story


Why are you getting rid of my job?

"The chief told me that I would be losing my job," the cop said. "I would like you to tell me why." - Full Story


Police union: Crime in Oakland is up since layoffs

In June, the City Council voted to lay off 80 police officers to help slash a $31 million budget deficit - Full Story


Going home rituals for cops Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Going home rituals for cops

Don't expect your family to always adjust to you — you have to make allowances for them as well - Full Story


New chief in Va. city has been with PD 32 years

City manager decided to forgo an expensive and time-consuming national search and hires interim chief instead - Full Story


Many Okla. cities choose guns over cops

Cities and counties spent nearly $7.7 million of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on everything from patrol vehicles to digital video systems to high-powered guns - Full Story


Chicago is running out of would-be cops

A call to get rid of the entrance exam has drawn controversy - Full Story


P1 Tech Help: Facebook and the law officer John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

P1 Tech Help: Facebook and the law officer

Facebook has proven its ability to aid in revealing criminals, threatening job security, and limiting (even eliminating) personal privacy - Full Story

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