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Week 433
April 17, 2009
Editor's Note:

We're happy to welcome PoliceOne contributor Tony Blauer back to the site. Every few months, Tony will share his insight about close-quarters combat training and tactics. In addition, PoliceOne members also have the opportunity to ask Tony questions about defensive tactics.

Send your question to tony.blauer@policeone.com with "P1 Q&A" in the subject line. Every question will be carefully reviewed, but due to expected volume, not all questions will be answered.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
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Alcohol-related arrests of off duty LEOs a growing problem

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There has been a dramatic increase in the number of police officers arrested for alcohol-related offenses in recent years, suggesting a growing drinking problem among LEOs.

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