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Hurricane Help List is on the way...
First I want to extend heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of P-1 members who sent offers of assistance to the Hurricane Help Line. You represent what being a law enforcement officer is all about.

The Hurricane Help List has been forwarded to P1 Member Tony Christiana, Commander of Operations for the Gretna (LA) PD. Tony is letting agencies in the area know of the list and will act as the coordinator of its dissemination. We will continue to forward e-mails that come in with offers of help to Tony and, through him, other agencies in the crisis area.

Speaking for the entire PoliceOne team, thank you.

Scott Buhrmaster
Managing Editor

Gang snitches: More on how to find 'em, flip 'em & get 'em talking
Part 3 of a 4-part series
with senior correspondent Chuck Remsberg (Secure- law enforcement only)

Here's a golden rule about developing informants:

When it comes to building rapport with potential street sources ... Full Story

Related columns:
Part 1   (Secure- Law enforcement only)
Part 2   (Secure- Law enforcement only)

Chuck Remsberg's P1 column 10-8: Life on the Line

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  • PoliceOne member's front line report from hurricane ground zero
    Parts 5, 6 & 7
    Team Leader Cmdr John Konopek in St. Bernards Parish Thursday
    PoliceOne member Chief Jeff Chudwin of Olympia Fields (IL) PD has been dispatched as part of a team of Illinois-based first responders to the epicenter of Hurricane Katrina. Their mission is to aid in rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts. Jeff shares first-hand accounts of his team's monumental challenges and poignant experiences in frequent reports from the field.

    Yesterday we were tasked to roadblocks to assist the Louisiana State Troopers who have been working the check points non-stop for the past weeks. The weather seems even hotter and the pavement scorching. As we worked the job, checking ... Friday's report

    Wednesday's report

    Tuesday's report

    Related Katrina articles:
    New Orleans police work on despite losing homes, desertions

    180 NYC officers return from New Orleans

    Hurricane Help & Information Center
    In addition to current news articles (particularly those with a focus on law enforcement-related information) and links to charities where you may donate financial support, you will find a special Hurricane Helpline Forum.

    PoliceOne Training Tip:

    Facing disaster: Part 2
    by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster & In the Line of Duty
    In last week's video tip, In the Line of Duty shared lessons learned from the brutal battering of Florida during the '04 hurricane season. This week, we share ... Full Story

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    Officer Down:
    Texas deputy drowns in attempt to rescue Marine
    [San Jacinto, Texas]

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