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Week 398
Aug. 13, 2008

Editor's Note:

Although depictions of federal agents on television – like Jack Bauer on 24 – are often wildly inaccurate, there are exciting careers at nearly 100 federal law enforcement agencies where agents investigate everything from robbery and murder to postal fraud and terrorism.

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Metro Police Sergeant Brenda Steinbrecher is the epitome of a survivor. In her 24-year career as a police officer in Nashville, Steinbrecher has overcome three potentially life-threatening situations and returned to work after each horrific episode. Steinbrecher recently became the Metro Nashville Police Department’s first woman to receive the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award, an honor given to officers who have rendered outstanding and praiseworthy service to the department and community ... Full Story
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Thief confesses, makes 'police training' video

Ricardo Caveda, right, is shown with his attorney Mark Bledstein. Caveda, a confessed burglar who stole about $16 million in property, including a Degas painting, made a police training video showing how he pulled off his crimes. (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES — A confessed burglar described by police as one of the most prolific thieves in Los Angeles history was resentenced Tuesday to 7 1/2 years in prison after making a police training video showing how he stole about $16 million in property, including a Degas painting.

In an effort to win the slightly reduced sentence, Ignacio DelRio, also known as Ricardo Caveda, also drew a map that led police to some $400,000 worth of stolen goods he had buried under a San Fernando Valley freeway overpass ... Full Story

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Keeping a low profile at the corner store

In today's P1 tactical tip, a member shares an important reminder about preparing others to avoid immediately blowing your cover should you walk in on a crime in progress... in essence, "training" them to resist a reflex reaction to ID you as a cop and inadvertently put you behind the tactical eight ball ... Read full tip

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News and Announcements

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Fla. officer quits after beating video released
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Calif. cops save woman dangling from freeway
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Dallas cop with no car is routine
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News and Announcements
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NYPD to photograph all vehicles in Manhattan
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Ohio prisoner transfer raises questions
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The art, science of dissecting a crash scene
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Stroke kills Md. SWAT unit commander
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PoliceOne Forum
Comment of the Week

"A guy broke into a flower shop and stole a whole pickup load of floral arrangements and cut flowers. Responding officers followed the trail of flower and rose pedals for 3/4 of a mile to his residence, then a few more blocks to his girlfriends house!"

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