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<p>To maintain both officer and citizen safety as much as possible, Houston officers were working in a minimum of two-person teams in &quot;cage cars&quot; so they would have enough people on hand to help anyone they encountered as well as handle any other situations that might occur.&nbsp;Photo: Houston PD/Flickr</p>

Hurricane Heroes  

November 3, 2017

By Melanie Basich

When multiple hurricanes brought flooding and destruction in August and September, law enforcement officers mobilized to rescue residents and maintain order in the hard-hit areas of Texas, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

<p>There are three main reasons a victim may not report a cybercrime: the amount of money involved is too small to worry about; they don&#39;t believe anything can be done about it, and/or they don&#39;t know where they can report such crimes</p>

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level  

November 3, 2017

By David Griffith

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

<p>According to the FDA, 400 milligrams per day &mdash; about the equivalent of three to five cups of coffee &mdash; is a safe amount of caffeine for an average, healthy adult. Some energy drinks, however, can go as high as 570 milligrams of caffeine in a single serving. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Drink Energy Drinks Responsibly  

November 3, 2017

By Anthony Settipani

If you're depending on highly caffeinated beverages to stay awake during your shifts, make sure you're aware of the effects and how much is too much.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Eight Keys to a Successful AED Program  

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Griffith

A properly trained officer with an automated external defibrillator can save a life, but only if an agency commits to fielding AEDs.

<p>Remember to interview all witnesses separately. This prevents people from being influenced by each other&#39;s statements.&nbsp;Photo: Police File</p>

How To Conduct an Area Canvass  

November 3, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

<p>Axon Citizen helps people send evidentiary videos and images to police.&nbsp;Photo: Axon</p>

Axon: Public Evidence Submission  

November 2, 2017

By David Griffith

Axon's new Citizen feature for Evidence.com lets witnesses of crimes and accidents easily provide video and images from crime and accident scenes to law enforcement.

Two Management Keys for Small Unit Leadership  

November 2, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Through surprise inspections and follow-up, supervisors can stay on top of things and accomplish their goals and objectives.

<p>David Griffith. Photo by Kelly Bracken&nbsp;</p>

In His Own Words  

November 2, 2017

By David Griffith

Slain Las Vegas officer Charleston Hartfield left a record of public service and a book of his thoughts on what it means to be a "public servant."

<p>You likely look up to seasoned veterans who have shown you the ropes. At least give retired officers the benefit of the doubt. Photo: Getty Images</p>

How About a Little Respect?  

October 17, 2017

By Steve Albrecht

To the young cops from the retired cops, we have more sage advice to impart than you realize.

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