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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 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

Columns

How text messaging became a Supreme Court case Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How text messaging became a Supreme Court case

City of Ontario, California v. Quon et al. is court’s first venture into public employees’ electronic privacy rights in communications through agency resources - Full Story

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Assessment center promotional testing Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Assessment center promotional testing

Since the advent of police civil service testing the primary method of selecting people for promotion wa... - Full Story

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Keys to building options for a post-LE career Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Keys to building options for a post-LE career

After 26 years in law enforcement, I landed a dream job of visiting departments around the western si... - Full Story

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Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range Bill Campbell - Bringing the Street to the Range

Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range

On the range, officers are not going to turn suddenly up-range and engage a live-fire target with a real firearm — this would be considered unsafe — but this possibility does exist on the street - Full Story

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From police to professor: Making the move to academia Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

From police to professor: Making the move to academia

Many law enforcement officials fantasize of retiring to that dream job teaching in academia. They dr... - Full Story



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