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10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back

You have a good chance of being on video from somebody’s device — don’t let them tell your story before you do - Full Story

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5 rules for a retired officer

I’ve been retired for over 15 years, and have absolutely no regrets of leaving the job. I served... - Full Story Secure - Login Required

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Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

Authorities say the reasons behind such uneven numbers are many and often nuanced and there isn't an easy fix - Full Story

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10-year-old battling brain cancer named honorary Texas officer

What Kyle Murray lacks in age he more than makes up for in courage - Full Story

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5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

Here are five things that the academy — or continuing education and in-service training — cannot teach us. These are traits we either inherently possess or they’re things we will have to quickly learn on our own. - Full Story

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Understanding the National School Shield Program

PoliceOne Contributor Tony Lambraia discusses the National School Shield Program.

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5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

By using our training and our noggin we can all become better public servants - Full Story

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1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential

Here’s a simple process that will enable you to be able to prove that you can successfully supervise anyone or anything - Full Story

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Beat cops are key to defeating domestic terrorism

Beat cops are key to defeating domestic terrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat. - Full Story



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