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Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

A photo going viral features two cops standing together with a message on their palms and arrows pointed at one another - Full Story

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Applying for chief: Which jurisdiction is right for you? Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying for chief: Which jurisdiction is right for you?

When you’re applying for the position of police chief, an honest assessment of the job environment is essential, as well as a willingness to walk away if it’s not the right situation for you - Full Story

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Ill. governor signs police guidelines for body cameras

State has become first to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for bodycams - Full Story

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Police embrace their community through social media

National Fraternal Order of Police Conference discussed departments across the country utilizing social media - Full Story

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Why patrol K-9s and handlers belong on SWAT Brad Smith - K-9 Tactical Operator

Why patrol K-9s and handlers belong on SWAT

If selected properly, any patrol dog can be a SWAT dog, and a properly trained and motivated patrol dog handler can be a SWAT dog handler - Full Story

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New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there - Full Story

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Pittsburgh struggles to recruit officers

Police are having a hard time replacing retirees and bringing the bureau's strength to 900 - Full Story

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How gender differences affect workplace dynamics in PDs

Law enforcement expert Betsy Brantner Smith discusses some of the differences between men and women on the force and how to embrace those differences.

Columns

12 reasons Obama’s commutation of 46 prisoners is a good thing Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

12 reasons Obama’s commutation of 46 prisoners is a good thing

A colleague who knows I teach the discipline of staying positive dared me to find one positive thing about the release of 46 felons by our nation’s chief executive — I came up with 12 - Full Story

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Austin PD wants 410 cops for community policing

Austin police plans to more than double the amount of officers in the next few years - Full Story



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