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Week 357
November 2, 2007

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10 driver safety tips to get you home alive

If you're a typical patrol officer, you could be spending up to 12 hours a day in your vehicle. While you may feel like you've got driving down pat, the staggering number of traffic-related officer deaths in 2007 – 56 to date – tells a far different, and very grim story.

Here, driving experts offer their best training tips on how to avoid collisions, increase your safety on the roads and get you home alive ... Full Story

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Law enforcement learns to battle 2nd largest crime: human trafficking

Houston police and ICE officials rescue victims of human trafficking. Watch video
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Human-trafficking not only is modern-day slavery but the world's second-largest criminal industry after the drug trade, according to instructions offered at a Glendale conference.

Victims of human-trafficking often are forced to work as prostitutes or are exploited in sweatshops, restaurants, agriculture or domestic servitude.

"Human-trafficking, amazingly and astonishingly, yields $9.5 billion a year in profits" ... Full Story

PoliceOne Video Training Tip
Mental pressure point
Some pressure points can be hard to find and difficult to manipulate, but in today's PoliceOne Video Tip, produced by the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), trainer Jeff Brooks shows the ease of locating and effectively leveraging the mental nerve to control a combative or resistant subject ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements
Press Release:
Comtrex's Protective Glove Passes National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Test Protocol 99-114
[Comtrex Communications]

Drunk driver crashes into Fla. cruiser, injures officer
[Palm Beach, FL]

N.M. police fatally shoot suspect in chase
[Albuquerque, NM]

Shot in shoulder, Phila. officer leaves hospital
[Philadelphia, PA]

Off-duty S.C. cop helps nab sex-assault suspect
[Lake County, SC]

Officer Down

Officer Charles Cassidy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phila. officer succumbs to
gunshot wounds

End of Watch: November 1, 2007

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
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Law cracks down on Chi.-Miss. Delta pipeline of crime
[Tutwiler, MS]

Pa. cop suspended after 4-county, 126 mph chase
[Bloomsburg, PA]

Murder charges dropped in 'one of the worst'
LE corruption cases

[New York, NY]

Fla. officers receive Medal of Valor
[Jacksonville, FL]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"We do an ugly job, and it looks bad on camera whether we're telling someone how it really is or shooting the bad guy."

Member comment in response to an article about a New York department considering putting cameras on officers' firearms.

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