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Dear PoliceOne Member,

My friend and colleague, Hayley Hudson, recently attended the SMiLE conference, a three-day event that covers how law enforcement can benefit from using Facebook and Twitter. While police departments can certainly use these sites to their advantage in numerous ways, there are also a host of officer safety issues that go along with posting personal information on the Internet. Revisit this August 2011 video for a refresher on how to act online to keep yourself and your family safe.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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Officer killed in Texas
An officer was shot and killed early Friday at a Walmart in Central Texas, police said. Two employees tackled and held the suspect and locked down the store until another officer arrived to arrest him. (Image KXON)
'Sad day for the city'
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Blue on Blue Special Report
When one of your 'band of brothers' leaves the band
By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
If you discover yourself engaging in a standoff with an armed fellow officer, you can use care and empathy in your negotiations, but do not jeopardize your safety. Do not let your relationship cause you to abandon good solid tactics during the event. Use extreme caution
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All Law Enforcement is Local
'Police militarization' debate continues
By Lance Eldridge, PoliceOne Columnist
American law enforcement will never become "militarized." But that word is vague enough for some that it conjures images of jack-booted thugs while for others it's an understandable and justifiable answer to increasingly violent criminal behavior. Emotional issue
Man who threatened police is TASERed
Police officers TASER a man threatening that he had explosives in his house that he planned to detonate.
Fatal end to police chase
After a 20 minute car chase, a fugitive is cornered and shot in a residential cul-de-sac.
P1 First Person
Trust, power, Trayvon, and policing
By Tom Wetzel, PoliceOne Member
The law enforcement community as a whole would do well with some self reflection on our current mission and how we can improve our level of service — particularly to our customers who have historically been subject to discrimination and bias. Trust is power

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Tactical Tip
Precautions when social networking
In this video tactical tip, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith discusses how social networking sites can affect officer safety and career survival.
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P1 Member Photo of the Week
The youngest rookie gets his wheels

This week's photo comes from Bill Koonce, who writes: "Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when we come for you. Myself and another officer's son are ready."
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