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Week 392
July 2, 2008
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We’re looking for P1 members interested in writing about the technologies — hardware, software, gadgets, and gear — specifically designed for and used by law enforcement officers. Email us your ideas.

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Practical Police Psychology
Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part 4
Previously, we’ve discussed patrol strategies for responding to a wide range of mentally ill citizens. In this final installment of our 4-part series, we’ll deal with syndromes that relate specifically to disorders of the central nervous system. Even though these disorders are “organic,” there is much that patrol officers can do to resolve potential crises involving these individuals ... Full Story
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Jail guards investigated in Md. inmate death

Prince George's County Chief of Police Melvin High (right) talks about the death of Ronnie White. Authorities say the death of White in his jail cell after he was charged with killing a police officer has been ruled a homicide, (AP Photo)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A man arrested in the hit-and-run death of a police officer was found strangled in his cell, and investigators focused Tuesday on guards at the suburban Maryland jail, which has a history of security lapses.

White's death shocked and angered officials in Prince George's County, including County Executive Jack Johnson, who likened it to "vigilante justice." Investigators from the FBI and state police joined the case Monday after the state medical examiner concluded that White had been strangled Sunday morning ... Full Story

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1 back-up tactic, 3 positive benefits
Today’s PoliceOne tactical tip explores three key reasons why it’s tactically wise to turn your headlights off and your parking lights on when approaching a pull-over scene as a back-up unit. The benefits to doing this can literally be life-saving ... Read full tip

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News and Announcements

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Chicago officer fatally shot in the line of duty
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Man gets 17 years for shooting Minn. cop
[Oakdale, MN]

2 hostages at Maine state prison released unharmed
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Boston PD faces shortage in recruits
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Retired S.C. officer shot helping crash victims

Ray Knight is recovering from head wounds after being shot by a man running from a car accident.
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Utah police kill man who took clerk hostage
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Wis. deputy kills child's abductor
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'Street buy' leads to major Colo. drug bust
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Ohio cops to end automatic response
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