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Setting up the interrogation: 5 accusation techniques for investigators John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Setting up the interrogation: 5 accusation techniques for investigators

This important phase of the investigation is not the presentation of evidence — it is where we advise the subject that we know (without a doubt) that they committed the crime - Full Story

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How the ‘alternative question’ can get a suspect’s real intent Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

How the ‘alternative question’ can get a suspect’s real intent

The investigator should make a transition statement about some fact which raises doubt that the crime was spontaneous and then pose an ‘alternative question’ that presumes the act was deliberate - Full Story

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Investigators: Does your search pattern fit the crime scene? Hilary Romig - On Becoming an Investigator

Investigators: Does your search pattern fit the crime scene?

Especially during the initial phase of an investigation, the issue of using the correct crime scene search pattern will come up — here are some options for consideration. - Full Story

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Think tank author: Payoff from anti-police attitude is societal havoc Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Think tank author: Payoff from anti-police attitude is societal havoc

In an article titled “Welcome to Post-Ferguson Policing” in the online version of the conservative magazine National Review, Heather MacDonald writes about the issue of deadly hesitation - Full Story

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7 tools cops can use to stop ‘shooting from the lip’ Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

7 tools cops can use to stop ‘shooting from the lip’

When verbally attacked, we respond — under stress — with a verbal counterattack which escalates a situation that could have been easily handled without a barrage of words - Full Story

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Video: Ticketed driver tells Fla. cop ‘no wonder you people get shot’

A speeding driver was angered the officer pulled her over and began to verbally assault the officer - Full Story

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3 underlying benefits SWAT cops get from SWAT training Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

3 underlying benefits SWAT cops get from SWAT training

SWAT officers realize that their experience on a SWAT team makes them a better overall police officer - Full Story

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How an effective SWAT firearms instructor tailors training Paul Gregory - The Firearms Instructor

How an effective SWAT firearms instructor tailors training

Certain training tenets tend to work very well for training academy cadets — or even seasoned patrol officers — but they don’t necessarily work quite as well when training SWAT officers - Full Story

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Police History: How SWAT got its start Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: How SWAT got its start

SWAT has no mother and no born-on date, but Daryl Gates has rightly been given the sobriquet “The Father of SWAT” for his forward-thinking about problem solving and saving lives in high-risk incidents - Full Story



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