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Week 271 Volume 3
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Editor's note
Studies have shown that more educated officers tend to draw less complaints and tend to be involved in fewer use-of-force incidents, inferring that higher levels of education make officers better at decision making and communication. What do you think? Is education a key component to good police work? If you were asked, would you prefer to work with an officer who has three years street experience and a bachelor's degree or six years experience and no college degree. Law Officer magazine would like to know.

Share your thoughts in the new Law Officer poll.

Scott Buhrmaster
Managing Editor

Police standoff shuts down Calif. highway
SOUTH GATE, Calif.- A police standoff with a suspected kidnapper shut down one of Southern California's busiest highways for more than four hours until he surrendered peacefully ... Full Story

Related story:
Gunman holed up in Canadian motel bar, possibly with hostages

Visit the P-1 Standoff section

(left) As a L.A. County Sheriff tactical squad covers him, Eduardo Medina, right, of East L.A., is taken into custody to end a standoff that lasted more than four hours on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) in South Gate, Calif., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Trooper tells story of depression, and how he escaped it
by PoliceOne News Editor Lindsay Gebhart
Trooper Thomas A. Peoples, 31, began Feb. 7, 1998, like many other days - at the Hallmark Restaurant eating breakfast with a few friends. Traffic in Killeen, Texas, would prove relatively quiet that morning. A small accident, a traffic ticket - little to note ... Full Story

For more on helping traumatized officers, read:

20 Tips for Helping a Traumatized Officer, Part 1
20 Tips for Helping a Traumatized Officer, Part 2

--> Go to the P1 Health - Physical and Mental Fitness section

PoliceOne Training Tip:

Escaping from a suspect's leg wrap
by Columnist Dave Young, Director of Specialized Programs for Fox Valley Tech. College's Redman Training Division
In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip of the Week, Dave Young, Director of Specialized Programs for Fox Valley Tech. College's Redman Training Division, shows you step-by-step methods for escaping a situation where a suspect, on his back on the ground, has wrapped his legs around you and pinned you on top of him ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

  Watch the related video

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Police shooting of Mass. teen was justified, inquiry finds
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N.C. detectives' food order comes with an arrest
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Mo. police cleared in shooting of armed suspect
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Deputy alleges security violations in Atlanta courthouse shooting
[Atlanta, GA]
Texas: Students, kids with fake guns causing concern
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