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Week 332
May 12, 2007
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Rikers inmates
charged with plot to kill officer
QUEENS, N.Y. — City law enforcement officials foiled a plan to kill a police officer allegedly masterminded from inside the Rikers Island jail and two men are being charged in the plot.

The police department and the Queens district attorney's office received information from an informant inside the jail that inmate Andrew Spencer was allegedly devising a scheme to kill a police officer who was to testify against him on gun and assault charges ... Full Story

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From the pages of The Police Marksman
Street Leadership: 5 Steps to Success
For the most part, the patrol side of law enforcement is an individual activity. We generally patrol in solo cars and arrive at calls one at a time. Yet, to be effective at critical incidents, coordinated teams of officers are necessary.

Forming an effective team from five or six lone wolf police responders, who each jump into the fray to do what they think is most important, requires good leadership. Leadership, not management. There's a huge difference ... Full Story

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Using props in vehicle stop training

In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip, Trainer Gary Monreal from the New Berlin (WI) PD, explains how using props during traffic stop training can help teach officers to take out-of-the-ordinary findings into consideration and compel them to look further into the situation, possibly surfacing a larger crime ... Full Tip

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22-year Mass. veteran dies on duty
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Va. inmate tries to grab deputy's gun, escape
[Norfolk, VA]

Suspect tries to run over undercover N.M. officer
[Albuquerque, NM]

Burglary suspect shoots, kills K-9 during chase
[Indianapolis, IN]
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News and Announcements:

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Commemorates 145 Fallen Heroes
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Dallas man posing as police officer accused of rape
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Colorado high school closed for day amid gunmen scare
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Off-duty Chicago officer shoots, kills armed mugger
[Chicago, IL]

70 Chicago officers honored for heroic efforts
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