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<p>Retiring LAPD Chief Charlie Beck hopes to share&nbsp;wisdom with officers still on the job. Photo: LAPD</p>

It’s Been an Honor and a Privilege  

June 22, 2018

By Charlie Beck

Several themes emerge as I look back on my own small piece of that history. They are things that I wish I understood better when I was younger on the job. They are also things that I hope those who come after me can find of some service as they continue the work that I am leaving behind.

Best of POLICE: Our 12 Most Popular Articles  

June 22, 2018

By David Griffith

We're doing a new kind of index in this Buyer's Guide issue in the form of a gallery of our 12 most popular articles based on website visits.

<p>Photo: Telayna Luttrell of the Williamson County (TN) Sheriff&#39;s Office</p>

Police Week 2018  

June 22, 2018

By POLICE Staff

Last month we asked readers to send us their photos of National Police Week, and they sent us some great images that we want to share.

<p>The BATT-X is designed to offer protection and comfort during high-risk operations. Photo: The Armored Group</p>

Vehicle Spotlight: The Armored Group BATT-X and Discreet Armored Suburban  

June 22, 2018

By David Griffith

Armored vehicles used in law enforcement come in a wide variety of configurations, ranging from patrol vehicles with ballistic protection in the doors to large and heavily shielded rescue vehicles. The Armored Group (TAG) makes both. 

<p>Officers&#39; opinion on mandatory body camera use has changed in the last four years. Photo: Mark Clark</p>

Have Officers Changed Their Minds About Mandatory Body Camera Use?  

June 22, 2018

By David Griffith

What agencies quickly discovered is that while the technology was ready for such widespread use by officers, policy was not in place to cover how body cameras would be used. 

<p>Homeless people, says Dowd, often have traits, ideas, and characteristics that are similar to ours and yet widely different.&nbsp;Photo: Getty Images</p>

Interacting with Homeless People  

June 22, 2018

By Steve Albrecht

Homeless individuals can be a useful source of information about life on the streets, but only if the patrol cops who come across them treat them like human beings. 

<p>Sgt. Justin Brochu serves as leader of the&nbsp;East Haven Police Athletic League (EHPAL). (Photo: East Haven PD)</p>

East Haven (CT) Police Department  

June 18, 2018

By Ronnie Garrett

Sgt. Brochu has led the charge to launch the East Haven Police Athletic League in his community. This program recently launched its first athletic offerings, at a discounted rate, for children within the community. 

<p>Jon Adler,&nbsp;president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation.</p>

Stop The Falling  

June 18, 2018

By Jon Adler

If companies can predict consumer behavior with considerable accuracy, is it outside the realm of possibility that the same could be done for criminal behavior?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Will to Keep Going  

June 18, 2018

By Dave Smith

Often ambush attacks are so sudden and violent the officer's doom seems certain, yet they manage to overcome the bushwhacking…but how? 

<p>Prior work experience is generally expected before you apply for a law enforcement position. Having military experience is also a plus. Photo: Franklin Rau</p>

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement  

June 18, 2018

By Ronnie Garrett

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

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