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For the week of November 15, Dave Smith discusses “betting your badge” and a cop who risked his job by drag racing, heroic NY cops who seized opportunity to save a would-be bridge jumper, a cop who may lose his job over PTSD, and this week’s ‘Not Today’ moment from Milwaukee.
We got a call of an alarm at a discount store in a small strip mall. During the 20 minutes or so that it took for the manager to show up, my partner and I swapped war stories while parked out in front of the building. - Full Story
Bachelor’s degree or no college, military or no military, experience or green as a leaf? Hiring requirements vary greatly from one LE agency to the next. Should we unify the profession of police officer? - Full Story
Indiana State Police Lt. Chuck Cohen sits in a mobile crime used by a task force that's building a national reputation for aggressive pursuit of child porn worldwide. (AP Photo) Internet has no boundaries