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Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Police said someone had called from inside a Navy Yard building to report possible sounds of gun shots. However, investigators found no sign of a shooting - Full Story

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Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists

Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists

The shootings, experts say, are a reminder of the persistent dangers posed by disaffected people who are bent on violence but whose statements before they act may skate below the radar of police - Full Story

Columns

P1 Photo of the Week: Hostage training PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Hostage training

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Sergeant Michael Parise of the Ramsey Poli... - Full Story

Columns

7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd

A large disturbance is an opportunity for officers to look very good or very bad in front of millions; use the Madison Method to peacefully and successfully police a crowd - Full Story

Columns

Why SWAT teams need a 'hands-free' operator Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why SWAT teams need a 'hands-free' operator

It’s not only awkward, but dangerous to try to handcuff a suspect while carrying a long gun, a shield, or a baton — the officer trying to accomplish this is in a less than advantageous position - Full Story

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Why every officer should be trained to SWAT standards Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

Why every officer should be trained to SWAT standards

Agencies across the country have adopted policies and procedures to train and equip line officers for situations that have customarily been reserved for SWAT teams - Full Story

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Authorities ID woman killed in Iowa mall shooting

Andrea Farrington was shot multiple times in her torso, and a handgun and three 9mm casings were found at the scene - Full Story

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Suspect only death in attack on Dallas police HQ

Suspect only death in attack on Dallas police HQ

Chief David Brown said the suspect told authorities he was James Boulware and blamed police for having lost custody of his son and for "accusing him of being a terrorist" - Full Story

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Retired judge fires on LA cops he called to home

Judge called police reporting armed people inside his home and lured them into a standoff that ended in his arrest - Full Story



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