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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

Columns

27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’ Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’

To retire undefeated, you must work hard to survive physically, legally, and emotionally — losing any one of these battles can lead to devastating consequences for officers - Full Story

Columns

Why success stories are so important in police promotional interviews Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

Why success stories are so important in police promotional interviews

During the promotional process, provide stories and examples for evaluators to remember you by, and don’t forget to say that you want the job, are ready for the job, and are looking forward to the job! - Full Story

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Mo. councilwoman accused of firing cops who arrested son

Police Chief GT Walker believes police officers were fired because they messed with the son of a councilwoman.

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Mo. councilwoman accused of firing cops who arrested son

Police chief believes officers were fired because they messed with the son of a councilwoman - Full Story

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22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

This year's ceremony honored individuals who committed acts of valor between 2011 and 2013 - Full Story

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Police History: How snipers became part of policing

Police History: How snipers became part of policing

As police SWAT teams evolved in the 1970s, they added skilled negotiators and long distance precision shooters to enhance their life-saving capabilities. - Full Story

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Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story

Columns

7 keys for police leaders to improve trust with subordinates Neal Trautman - Ethics in Law Enforcement

7 keys for police leaders to improve trust with subordinates

Employee mistrust of police leadership contaminates relations with communities — then, when emotionally charged incidents occur, the already-strained connection breaks apart - Full Story

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How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story



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