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Week 312
Volume 3
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Editor's Note: The entire PoliceOne team wishes you and your loved ones a safe, happy holiday. We're grateful for your continued support of PoliceOne, Calibre Press and The Police Marksman and we thank you for your selfless dedication to protecting the right to enjoy the season peacefully and safely. We particularly send our thoughts out to those of you who will be on patrol over the holidays. Know that your willingness to stand the front line at a time when most are with their families is deeply appreciated. Stay safe.

--Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

Robin Robinson Fetrow, left, is happily surprised to see the gifts for her son reappear after being stolen last week. Officers from the Louisa (Va.) Sheriff's Department worked with the community church in order to raise funds to replace the stolen items. (CNN)

Generous cops come
through on Christmas

Charitable Virginia cops save Christmas

RICHMOND, Va.- Christmas was saved for a single mother and her son when officers from the Louisa Sheriff’s Department stepped in to play Santa.

Robin Robinson Fetrow saved all year for her son, Brandon’s holiday gifts, only to find them all stolen from beneath their tree last week ... Full Story

A $400 dose of holiday spirit; Constables donate cash left on squads

Harris County constables got a surprise Christmas bonus Tuesday afternoon when they found $100 bills tucked underneath the windshield wipers of four patrol cars.

"We don't know why they were there - whether it was a good Samaritan or just someone with Christmas spirit" ... Full Story

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California Highway Patrol Sgt. Hal Rosendahl dismantles the dashboard of a car allegedly used to smuggle drugs, at the Redding, Calif., CHP office. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

P-1 Mailbag: Ex-drug cop plans
"how-to" video on hiding stash

TYLER, Texas- A one-time Texas drug agent described by his former boss as perhaps the best narcotics officer in the country plans to market a how-to video on concealing drugs and fooling police.

Barry Cooper, who has worked for small police departments in East Texas, plans to launch a Web site next week where he will sell his video, "Never Get Busted Again" ... Full Story

Related Stories:
Six vehicle concealment alerts shared by P-1 members (Secured- LE only)

Turning a "routine" ticket into a big-time bust (Secured- LE only)

Visit the P-1 Drug Interdiction / Narcotics section

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Glass breaching
In this week's video tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association, demonstrates how to safely break a window in order to gain emergency access to a dwelling ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

Watch the related video

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A Calibre Christmas
By Dave Smith, Lead Street Survival Seminar Instructor

Calif. officer fatally shot during traffic stop; teen arrested
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$100,000 in heroin seized from Mass. teen
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Baltimore man surrenders after 7-hour stand-off
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Pa. officer rescues woman from burning home
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Mo. deputy sheriff wins $5 million judgment for meth raid injuries
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