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5 incidents that prove ‘regular cops’ are extraordinary heroes Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

5 incidents that prove ‘regular cops’ are extraordinary heroes

While routinely responding to customary calls, conducting such mundane duties as traffic stops, and supervising the day-to-day police activities, these officers did something extraordinary - Full Story

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4 signs your LE partner is in crisis (and how to help) Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

4 signs your LE partner is in crisis (and how to help)

A focused question can confront a person with an integrity issue that may be interfering with his wellbeing, his career, and his (and perhaps your) safety - Full Story

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13 mortifying mistakes cops make Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

13 mortifying mistakes cops make

If your career is long enough and you haven’t done any of these 13 embarrassing things yet, you quite possibly will at some point - Full Story

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NM police chief claims she was fired because she's a lesbian

NM police chief claims she was fired because she's a lesbian

Chief was given no explanation for her termination despite a work history of favorable job performance ratings - Full Story

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More cops walk US beats as cities emerge from riots, recession

7 out of 10 cities in the US are increasing their spending on public safety - Full Story

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Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders

As our nation struggles with the current uneasy state of police-community relations, police officers — and police leaders — who can instill community trust through their personal integrity are valuable assets - Full Story

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Bills seek to increase pensions for some retired Mich. troopers

Bills address an inequity for troopers who retired before Oct. 1, 1986 but don't qualify for Social Security benefits - Full Story

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Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force

Trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies - Full Story

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NY to hire 1,300 cops as part of $78.5B budget

NY to hire 1,300 cops as part of $78.5B budget

The new officers, who were announced amid a headline-grabbing surge in crime in certain neighborhoods, will cost the city $170 million - Full Story



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