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How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

While some argue about terminology —tracking versus trailing — let's consider some strategies to reduce the risks K-9 handlers face when they get close enough to a suspect to be ambushed. - Full Story

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Why critics of Ferguson police are poking the wrong bear Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why critics of Ferguson police are poking the wrong bear

The decision by Officer Wilson to use deadly force — at the moment he made that decision — is entirely unrelated to any pre-existing police culture in Ferguson - Full Story

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4 reasons why military veterans make great cops Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

4 reasons why military veterans make great cops

There are many qualities that prepare service members for a successful career in law enforcement - Full Story

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Cops and kids: 5 steps to create a mentoring program Tom Wetzel - Cops and Kids

Cops and kids: 5 steps to create a mentoring program

The most successful police mentoring programs not only build bridges with the community, but also ultimately lead to excellent recruitment opportunities for future officers - Full Story

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The police academy commencement speech every cop should read PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

The police academy commencement speech every cop should read

By Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM. FAIS PoliceOne Special Contributor Mayor Whaley, commissioners of th... - Full Story

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6 ways to improve cooperation among public safety disciplines Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

6 ways to improve cooperation among public safety disciplines

In many cases (and many places) failure to cooperate with other public safety entities was not an option — there’s no embarrassment in asking for help when the situation requires it - Full Story

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Passed up for promotion: What to do when your best isn't enough American Military University - In Public Safety

Passed up for promotion: What to do when your best isn't enough

The announcement of the third promotion had everyone shaking their heads. The third promotion was an individual who ranked in the 30s on the list. - Full Story

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2 Ferguson officers on leave resign in wake of FBI investigation

Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday, sources confirmed Friday - Full Story

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8 tips to be prepared for life in the fishbowl

If you’ve worked in law enforcement for longer than a day, you’ve heard someone say, “I... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Fla. police chief fired for arrest in prostitution sting

He blamed his arrest on the pressures of his job, telling reporters, "The stress overwhelmed me and I made a very bad decision" - Full Story



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