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2011 in Review

In this special section, we highlight the top stories, videos, and photos of 2011, and our expert columnists weigh in on issues and trends that faced law enforcement this year. What stands out to you looking back on 2011? Let us know in the article Comments.

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2011 in Review: Top news stories of 2011 By PoliceOne Staff
PoliceOne takes a look back at the biggest news stories of the year for the law enforcement community. Full Story
2011 in Review: The #1 thing I learned this year By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
I’m recommitting myself to getting as much high-quality training as possible so I can become an even more effective partner to American police officers. Full Story
2011 in Review: 7 key decisions of the US Supreme Court By Terrence P. Dwyer, PoliceOne Columnist
This past year the U.S. Supreme Court decided several cases of significance to our nation's law enforcement community. Full Story
2011 in Review: Celebrating police heroes and the '12 Knights of Christmas' By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
Have you ever heard this often-uttered statement? “There's never a cop around when you need one?” Well, I'm going to prove — repeatedly — that statement to be absolutely bogus. Full Story
2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy By Brian Willis, PoliceOne Columnist
I believe the strategies to reducing line-of-duty deaths are simple, but not easy. Simple refers to lack of complexity. Easy refers to lack of effort. Full Story
2011 in Review: The day we lost one of our own By Dan Danaher, PoliceOne Columnist
Larry Nehasil, EOW January 17, 2011, was the embodiment of a warrior. Full Story
2011 in Review: Are cops born to speed? By Travis Yates, PoliceOne Columnist
The Risk Homeostasis Theory can be applied to law enforcement in a variety of ways, including our willingness to ignore proven safety devices and proven safety measures. Full Story
2011 in Review: 2011 Issues and events in drug enforcement By Andrew Hawkes, PoliceOne Columnist
Border patrol and local authorities have discovered multiple drug smuggling tunnels running underground from Mexico to the United States. Is this a new concept, or having they been pulling it off for years? Full Story
2011 in Review: A reminder for 2012 from a fallen officer By Duane Wolfe, PoliceOne Columnist
Darren Kunz of the Otter Tail County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department was a former student of mine — dead at age 40, Darren leaves behind his wife Beth and four children. Full Story
2011 in Review: Top 10 tactical tips By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Here is a collection of the top tactical tips from 2011. In this list you may merely find a reminder or you may learn something completely new. Full Story

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