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Video: Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it - Full Story

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India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama.

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India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama - Full Story

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3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations

Embracing these three concepts will do a lot to move law enforcement into the future of effective response and investigation of DV / CEDV calls for service - Full Story

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Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Retiring in May after a five-year stint of guiding the agency through several contentious situations, including civil unrest in Ferguson - Full Story

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27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’ Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’

To retire undefeated, you must work hard to survive physically, legally, and emotionally — losing any one of these battles can lead to devastating consequences for officers - Full Story

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Why success stories are so important in police promotional interviews Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

Why success stories are so important in police promotional interviews

During the promotional process, provide stories and examples for evaluators to remember you by, and don’t forget to say that you want the job, are ready for the job, and are looking forward to the job! - Full Story

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Mo. councilwoman accused of firing cops who arrested son

Police Chief GT Walker believes police officers were fired because they messed with the son of a councilwoman.

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Mo. councilwoman accused of firing cops who arrested son

Police chief believes officers were fired because they messed with the son of a councilwoman - Full Story

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22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

This year's ceremony honored individuals who committed acts of valor between 2011 and 2013 - Full Story



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