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Week 272 Volume 3
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P1 Exclusive: How to find $120,000 in heroin
Passaic Co. (NJ) SD Deputy Martin Elphick holds up a bag containing $120,000 worth of heroin he found during a traffic stop
by News Editor Lindsay Gebhart

Last week, just one day after returning from drug interdiction training, Passaic Co. (NJ) SD Deputy Martin Elphick hit the jackpot. After making a simple traffic stop, Elphick used the interdiction skills he had just learned to uncover a $120,000 load of Heroin... just the kind of bust that sends shivers down drug runners' spines ... Full Story (Secure- law enforcement only)

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N.M. officer goes to jail a hero
CLOUDCROFT, N.M.- Sgt. Billy Anders knew something was terribly wrong. The fresh blood spots outside the roadside cabin, the hatchback with the open rear door in the driveway and the instincts he had honed as a big-city cop in San Antonio gave him reason to be alarmed ... Full Story

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(left) Former Otero County Sheriff's Sgt. Billy Anders, center, talks with his son Brian, left, and his daughter Robin during a recess in his sentencing hearing. Anders pleaded guilty in August 2005 to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the Dec. 18, 2004, death of Earl Flippen, 38.
(AP Photo/Ellis Neel)

PoliceOne Training Tip:

Handgun ready positions
Submitted by Police Officers Safety Association (POSA)
There's been a lot of controversy lately over handgun ready positions. Should it be high, low, depressed, sul? Or something else? In this week's tip, the Police Officers Safety Association explains why the whole thing may not matter a great deal
... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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Police seeking S.C. sex offender with underground dungeon in attack
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Crime has surged in Portland, Ore., but its new lockup sits empty
[Portland, OR]
Ill. police get to keep $2.3 million from cash seized at truck stop
[Pontoon Beach, IL]
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Rockville City Police Department Outfits Metro Fleet With ICOP In-Car Video Systems
NY cop retirement payout draws mix of feelings
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Tenn. police arrest suspect in cold murder case from 1997
[Chattanooga, TN]
Predawn Calif. gang sweep by FBI, police follows 2-year investigation
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Va. gang members videotape themselves attacking others
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