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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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5 questions answered about pre-employ psych testing for cops Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

5 questions answered about pre-employ psych testing for cops

The public expects police to be professionals — police agencies should expect no less from the psychologists who evaluate their personnel - Full Story

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25 ways policing has changed (and why you should embrace it) Paul Marik - The True North of Policing

25 ways policing has changed (and why you should embrace it)

We all are experts at change on the street, but when change happens inside the department, everyone seems to lose their mind - Full Story

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Loose monkey makes life a little bananas in Ky. town

State police and deputies are helping to catch the monkey - Full Story

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Baltimore's payment will be latest in a series nationwide

Baltimore's payout follows several other million-dollar-plus payouts in recent years involving officer-involved deaths - Full Story

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Key part of San Francisco bodycam policy still out of focus

A group bodycam policies could not agree on whether to allow officers to screen their footage before filing reports - Full Story

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6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace

We need to go deeper into this issue — to not just address the existence of bullying — but to offer real suggestions to combat it at the source - Full Story

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4 ways to tell you’re a cop who needs to change Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 ways to tell you’re a cop who needs to change

We know that the vast majority of us do our jobs faithfully and professionally, but we have a small minority of officers who are just a**holes - Full Story



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