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4 ways leaders can (and should) motivate their officers Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

4 ways leaders can (and should) motivate their officers

Those in supervisory and leadership roles can either be motivators or morale busters to the organization depending upon the approach of those police supervisors - Full Story

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6 keys to pitching your boss a new idea Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

6 keys to pitching your boss a new idea

Using crisis intervention techniques can be a good model for dealing with reactions to your bright idea - Full Story

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What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like Jessica Dipre - Civil Litigation Issues

What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like

Police training and proper documentation is more important than ever in order to prevent or defend Section 1983 actions - Full Story

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What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media

Are you and your family unknowingly broadcasting enough information to give an attacker a better chance to target you? - Full Story

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Video: Mich. cop catches child dropped from apartment fire

Small child was thrown from a balcony into the hands of a police officer to escape an apartment fire - Full Story

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Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death - Full Story

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A right and a duty to survive: Why police lives matter Randy Sutton - Policing with Honor

A right and a duty to survive: Why police lives matter

Thousands of men and women around the country who have been participating in protests and unrest reveal that there are huge issues of misunderstanding and distrust between American cops and the people they serve - Full Story

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DA to probe Mass. man in street accidentally hit by cruiser

It's not clear what Garrett Gagne's condition was before an officer hit his body en route to a burglary call - Full Story

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Philly transit cops help mother deliver baby on train

Pair of transit police officers rushed onto a downtown subway train on Christmas and helped make a special delivery - Full Story

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Lawlessness prevails when cops take sides Andy Casavant - Lessons Learned: The Power of History

Lawlessness prevails when cops take sides

When police take sides, lawlessness prevails When the police choose sides, effective law enforcement becomes virtually impossible to achieve - Full Story



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