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La. deputy wounded while serving warrant

The deputy was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration - Full Story

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Things to know about police shootings and mental illness

Advocates for the mentally ill say too many people who belong in mental health treatment wind up in jail cells - Full Story

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Officer indicted for using ECD on city official in Texas

After the incident, the councilman was charged with resisting arrest and interference with public duties - Full Story

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Dramatic 911 tape played at NYC officer's manslaughter trial

Prosecutors allege Peter Liang acted recklessly in his handling of his weapon - Full Story

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14 keys for a successful patrol rifle program Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

14 keys for a successful patrol rifle program

A panel of three experts led the patrol rifle session of the 2016 SHOT Show Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) - Full Story

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Fla. officer wounded in 'ambush' shooting

The chief said a motive for the shooting isn't known - Full Story

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Baltimore body camera bid, still not made public, under legal review

Neither the cost of the TASER bid nor the results of the legal review will be made public for at least a week - Full Story

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SHOT Show 2016: How active shooter attacks are evolving (and how cops can prepare) Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

SHOT Show 2016: How active shooter attacks are evolving (and how cops can prepare)

Events of the past year have put some new twists on the active shooter problem - Full Story

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Retired police as force multipliers: The LEOSA effect American Military University - In Public Safety

Retired police as force multipliers: The LEOSA effect

Retired police officers can be force multipliers when it comes to protecting communities - Full Story

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State lawmakers asked to pass bills focused on Fla. police using deadly force

The legislation would require a mandatory state investigation every time deadly force is used - Full Story



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