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7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift

Even on quiet nights, there are other creatures inhabiting the darkness that would do the night-shift officer harm, so use these self-initiated activities help stay alert - Full Story

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7 SF officers suspended over racist texts, may face firing

Chief Greg Suhr announced Friday that he has asked a police oversight committee to approve firing the officers - Full Story

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An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

I was a natural, mainly because as a 150-pound, Peter Brady lookalike nobody would ever believe I was a cop — “He’s way too young and scrawny to be a cop.” - Full Story

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Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over

If you are trying to grow your department’s social media program and are met with resistance, point to other agencies’ successful efforts — and be patient - Full Story

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5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story

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5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story

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Two words that should never appear in your police report Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Two words that should never appear in your police report

If you keep putting these words in your reports, there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating them in court - Full Story

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How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

While some argue about terminology —tracking versus trailing — let's consider some strategies to reduce the risks K-9 handlers face when they get close enough to a suspect to be ambushed. - Full Story



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