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Week 285 Volume 1
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Violent crime rises for first time in five years, FBI reports
WASHINGTON- Murders, robberies and aggravated assaults in the United States increased last year, spurring an overall rise in violent crime for the first time since 2001, according to data ... Full Story

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(left) A member of the crime scene unit looks over evidence following a shooting in Philadelphia that left one young man dead, in a June 7 photo. Murders increased from 330 to 377 in Philadelphia last year, a 14 percent increase, according to FBI data.
(AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

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The Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Examination:
What every police officer should know
By Laurence Miller, PhD
Police Psychologist

Part 1 of a 2-part series

Question: My department has referred me for a psychological fitness-for-duty exam. What is that? What's the best way for me to approach this situation...and should I be concerned?

Answer: Although you should be cautious and concerned ... Full Story

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Canadian protesters hijack U.S. Border Patrol car and attempt to run over officer
Okla. police use Taser to arrest naked man
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Female Ill. cop gets nearly $2 mil. for harassment
[Mokena, IL]
Police shoot attacking pit bull after Colo. officer bitten
[Denver, CO]

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3 Ohio corrections workers fired over abuse allegations
[Chillicothe, OH]
Colo. police department's evidence unit blasted
[Colorado Springs, CO]
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