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8 ways police leaders can improve morale

8 ways police leaders can improve morale

Morale is a thermometer for the health of your department. High morale helps officers cope with the day-to-day demands, the ups and downs of the job, and with issues and discouragement that often coincide with them. - Full Story

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How can de Blasio heal the rift with the NYPD?

How can de Blasio heal the rift with the NYPD?

As Mayor Bill de Blasio plots his next move to end a crisis that has led to an NYPD work slowdown, his advisers have made it clear: he won't apologize - Full Story

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Lawyer: 'Nothing unreasonable' about ECD use on 76-year-old

Former Officer Nathanial Robinson plans to appeal his firing after being terminated last week over his use of force in the incident - Full Story

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Mo. leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Mo. leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure on the city to force Jackson to resign - Full Story

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Judge: Rehire Cleveland cop fired after deadly pursuit

Judge also said two supervisors demoted for violating police protocol in the case should be reinstated - Full Story

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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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