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Week 241 Volume 3
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U.S. gang membership may be higher than reported

LAPD Dep. Chief Michael Hillmann gestures toward photos of suspected gang members Tuesday in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Kevin Johnson USA TODAY

WASHINGTON- A recent Justice Department report on the threat posed by gangs underestimated the number of gang members nationwide because thousands of police agencies refused to provide information about their jurisdictions.

The surprising lack of cooperation ... Full Story

Related story:
Ten practical, tactical tips for safe contact with gangs
(Secure - law enforcement only)

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Integrated driving and use of force simulation training
becomes a reality
with guest columnist Todd Brown

Why does it always seem to take so long for good ideas to come to fruition? Man had ideas for powered flight for millennia but it wasn't until a little over a hundred years ago that this idea was finally realized with the Wright Brothers historic flight in Kittyhawk ... Full Story

Also from Todd Brown:
Ten guidelines for use of Tasers in simulated training environments

Don't miss Brown's next P1 column on effective simulation training Friday, Aug. 12

PoliceOne Training Tip:
The use of follow-up questions during an interview (Secure- login required)
July Investigator Tip by P1 columnist John E. Reid & Associates, Inc
The primary goal of an interview is to develop meaningful information from a subject. The first step in this process is to ask the right questions. However, merely asking the right questions will not guarantee that a subject will ... Full Tip

Officer Down:
Va. officer killed in Iraq
[Virginia Beach, Virginia]

Off-duty Ore. deputy dies after head-on collision
[Tillamook, Oregon]

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Wis. officer saves suspect in chase from burning car
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Pressure building for increased video camera surveillance of nation's cities
[Washington, DC]
N.M. police chaplain pushes DWI vehicle seizure law
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So. Calif. reserve deputy suspended after raging at golfers
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