2012 proved to be a year full of valuable lessons, whether from tragedy or heroic feats. Read accounts of the year's most memorable incidents from the people directly involved in our first-person features, enjoy expert commentary from our columnists and watch some of the best police videos of 2012.
This year's top 10 images come from a combination of the biggest news stories of the year and some of the heartwarming, goofy, everyday elements of the job. They illustrate the duties of police work, big and small. Full Story
Supreme Court decisions affecting cops By Terrence P. Dwyer
From GPS warrants to eyewitness testimony to governmental immunity, this past year has been a mixed bag of legal goodies for law enforcement.'