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Week 305
Volume 3
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May it please the court: Testifying tips for officers

Q: I can face down a 250-pound, drugged-up skell without batting an eye. But – I hate to admit it – the thought of testifying in court gives me the jellies. Maybe it’s just been some bad experiences. Am I the only one who feels this way? Any recommendations for making my court time go easier?

A: You’re not alone Many police officers and law enforcement agents cite testifying in an adversarial courtroom setting as one of the most stressful aspects of their jobs. While for some officers, such as traffic cops and criminal investigators, court testimony is regular part of their routine, for many others, it occurs more rarely ... Full Story (Secured- LE Only)

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Members of police agencies from around the state gather in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, to discuss a weeklong sting known as Operation Falcon III. Nearly 11,000 sex offenders, gang members and other fugitives were swept up nationwide.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Operation Falcon III: Marshals net more than 10,700 fugitives

WASHINGTON- Nearly 11,000 fugitives, including sex offenders, gang members and others wanted on a variety of charges from kidnapping to weapons offenses, were swept up last week in a 24-state operation, the Justice Department was to announce Thursday.

Among the fugitives caught were 1,659 sex offenders - including 971 who failed to register with authorities as required by law - in what the government called the largest ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Choosing your BUG

After carrying a .380 for back-up and off-duty for a few years, I became disatisfied with the performance of the caliber. I read about hollowpoint rounds failing after passing through clothing. The wound channel of a plugged hollowpoint is limited by the diameter of the round.

I opted to switch to carrying something in .45ACP ... Full Tip (Secured- law enforcement only)

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Traffic stop yields huge bust for Pa. officer
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