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Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story

Columns

7 keys for police leaders to improve trust with subordinates Neal Trautman - Ethics in Law Enforcement

7 keys for police leaders to improve trust with subordinates

Employee mistrust of police leadership contaminates relations with communities — then, when emotionally charged incidents occur, the already-strained connection breaks apart - Full Story

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How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story

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How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow. - Full Story

Columns

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story

Columns

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow - Full Story

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Fatigued and fighting: How civilians came to aid a cop under attack

Fatigued and fighting: How civilians came to aid a cop under attack

As he tried to gain separation from a dangerous suspect, an officer suddenly found himself on the ground and vulnerable. - Full Story

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Bullies in the workplace: Sabotaging police culture

Bullies in the workplace: Sabotaging police culture

Bullying is now recognized as “not just for kids” as the problem of adult bullying in the workplace is getting attention — the law enforcement workplace is not exempt - Full Story

Columns

7 findings from first-ever study on body cameras Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

7 findings from first-ever study on body cameras

For 12 months, Rialto’s 54 frontline officers all were assigned randomly to wear or not wear TASER HD Axon Flex video/audio cameras attached to their clothing during each of their 12-hr. shifts - Full Story

Columns

Bullies in the workplace: Sabotaging police culture Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

Bullies in the workplace: Sabotaging police culture

Bullying is now recognized as “not just for kids” as the problem of adult bullying in the workplace is getting attention — the law enforcement workplace is not exempt - Full Story



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