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<p>As chief you&#39;ll need to communicate with your officers. But you&#39;ll also have a whole new set of issues and demands. Photo Courtesy William L. Harvey</p>

Taking the Leap into Chiefdom  

October 17, 2017

By William Harvey

There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.

<p>Axon has acquired companies that developed artificial intelligence systems to help automate video review and redaction.</p>

Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement  

October 17, 2017

By David Griffith

The next generation of police software will use machine learning technology to help officers automate tedious and time-consuming tasks.

<p>Law enforcement has changed a great deal over the years, largely in response to lessons learned in major incidents. Photo: Police Historical Society and LAPD</p>

Learning from the Past  

October 16, 2017

By Mike Burg

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

2018 Police Motorcycle Testing in Michigan  

October 16, 2017

By Paul Clinton

Harley-Davidson adds performance-oriented stage kits to its pair of bikes, while Yamaha offers a police version of its FJR1300 sport touring model.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

On Scene at the Michigan State Police Vehicle Test  

October 16, 2017

By Paul Clinton

MSP ran Ford's new F-150 and hybrid sedan responders, as well as a Dodge Durango, during the 2018-model-year evaluations.

<p>The Supreme Court recently overturned the Ninth Circuit &quot;provocation rule&quot; in which the circuit court allowed liability for excessive force when an officer &quot;intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation.&quot; However, the Supreme Court did not foreclose liability for improper tactics or injuries proximately caused by other constitutional violations. County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 137 S.Ct. 1539 (2017). Photo: Police File</p>

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  

October 16, 2017

By Ken Wallentine

If you respond to a call involving a suicidal person who's not
endangering anyone else, it might be best to not intervene.

<p>It&#39;s important to dedicate officers&#39; limited time for DT training to the situations officers are most likely to face on the job. Photo: KEVIN DILLON</p>

Analyze Your Training Curriculum  

October 16, 2017

By Kevin Dillion

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

There Is No Off The Record  

October 16, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?  

October 14, 2017

By Brian Landers

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

<p>Sheriff Paul Penzone (Photo: Allan Henry)</p>

Sheriff Paul  

October 14, 2017

By Leslie Pfeiffer

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, must deal with the legacy of Sheriff Joe while working to reshape his agency into what he believes it should be.

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