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Week 424
Feb. 11, 2009

Editor's Note:

Where does SWAT/ERT rank in your department’s priorities list? Take the P1 homepage poll, and be sure to join the conversation beneath the news, tips and exclusive articles featured in the redesigned PoliceOne SWAT Topic page.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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The county's small lab is being overwhelmed because local police departments see the increasing backlog at state labs. (AP Photo)

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P1 Tactical Tip
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News and Announcements

Press Release:
NAUMD Announces the 2008-2009 Best Dressed Public Safety Awards Competition
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IACP report: "Analyze and assess pursuit practices"
[Alexandria, VA]

Man leads L.A. police on 3-hour chase, shoots self
[Los Angeles, CA]

'I had no choice,' says Ill. cop who shot unarmed naked suspect
[Chicago, IL]

Baltimore police officers' tuition aid ending
[Baltimore, MD]

Va. trooper saves girl from burning wreck
[Accomack County, VA]

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Two Mexican officers carry a box with weapons seized from suspected members of a crime gang. (AP Photo)

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NYPD plans to cut 2010 police academy, affecting 1000 recruits
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Local Tenn. departments welcome stimulus plan
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Warrantless searches proposed for N.C. probationers
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Release of Calif. inmates prompts debate
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