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August 07, 2015
4 lessons from Ferguson on how cops should communicate with the public Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 lessons from Ferguson on how cops should communicate with the public

Ferguson taught us that in this era of instant information, we need to quickly use the tools that are available to us to educate and inform those we serve - Full Story
August 03, 2015
Does your agency reflect these use-of-force trends? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Does your agency reflect these use-of-force trends?

Despite the hyperbolic media coverage of late most arrests are effected with verbal communication alone, with deadly force by police an extreme rarity - Full Story
July 22, 2015
Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making? Jonathan Page - NeuroCop

Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making?

The media and pundits say that race affects an officer’s decision to shoot and with some recent police shootings, anecdotal evidence points in that direction as well — but what does science say? - Full Story
July 16, 2015
4 keys to creating a UOF 'training day' for civilians Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

4 keys to creating a UOF 'training day' for civilians

Because hope is not a strategy and luck is not a tactic, police agencies are well-served when the training unit builds a special use-of-force training day for the public, the press, and the politicians - Full Story
July 13, 2015
6 use-of-force facts that will keep officers and their jobs safe Tim Barfield - Becoming Knights

6 use-of-force facts that will keep officers and their jobs safe

Failure to understand the first five of these use-of-force facts could cost you your job — failure to understand the sixth could cost you your life - Full Story
July 13, 2015
Police attorney: Use-of-force Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Police attorney: Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe

As high-profile police shootings continue to grab headlines, emotion is being used to attempt to eradicate long-settled law that strikes a balance between the rights of police officers and suspects - Full Story
July 10, 2015
How Cuomo's order to increase civilian oversight could backfire badly Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How Cuomo's order to increase civilian oversight could backfire badly

The order signed this week by New York’s governor obviously has the most immediate impact on law enforcers in that state, but it is a harbinger of what may happen in other states across the country - Full Story
June 10, 2015
Why the 'pool party' arrest hysteria is (again) dead wrong Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Why the 'pool party' arrest hysteria is (again) dead wrong

Critics of the McKinney cop who say he never should have used force against that bikini-clad teen should be reminded that she could have avoided any force had she simply complied with lawful commands - Full Story
May 29, 2015
What are the most common struggles in the life of a cop? P1 Community - The Question

What are the most common struggles in the life of a cop?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What are the most common problems in the life of a... - Full Story
May 11, 2015
How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency

The Seattle Police Department's strategy of looking outward to find solutions may ultimately help agencies nationwide - Full Story



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