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Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to build a more diverse police force - Full Story

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Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story

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5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth - Full Story

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How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare - Full Story

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Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community over the past few weeks, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it.

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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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