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Unfair Criticism of U.S. Marshals  

Despite a three-year budget freeze and stagnating staff levels, the U.S. Marshals Service's Regional Fugitive Task Force (RFTF) units apprehended 73,422 fugitives last year. So why would the news media criticize their performance and commitment?

<p>Photo: St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD</p>

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic  

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Police Product Test: Pelican Progear Vault Series iPad Case  

The Pelican ProGear Vault Series cases for iPad Air and iPad Mini may be the right combination of ruggedized protection and functionality that we've been looking for.

<p><em>Sgt. Kim Hamilton of the Williamsburg PD drives through a housing complex: &ldquo;Criminals know you can try to come through [Williamsburg]&mdash;but we&rsquo;ll catch you.&rdquo; (Photo: Kristine Meldrum Denholm)</em></p>

Williamsburg: Policing Where the Present Meets the Past  

A former NYPD cop, Hamilton moved to this quiet Tidewater community more than 15 years ago after her child waited for a bus in New York next to a dead body.

Dealing with Confirmation Bias  

One of the biggest things you can do to correct confirmation bias is to try to disprove your theories instead of trying to prove them. It seems it is human nature to stop working once you have proven your theory to your own satisfaction.

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Teen Convicted of Killing Off-Duty Texas Officer

The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina. He faces between five and 99 years in prison.

Texas Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

A jury has decided the punishment for the man convicted of killing a Bellaire, Texas, police officer and an innocent bystander. Harlem Lewis has been sentenced to death.

Bratton Asks New Yorkers to Stop Interfering with Arrests

"There is no denying on the videos which have surfaced . . . what is seen is interference on the part of onlookers -- maybe relatives and friends, people in general -- who shouldn't be interfering," said Bratton. "That interference certainly exacerbates the situation, raising the officers' tension . . . that is of concern.

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What Went Wrong in Jersey City?

How did there become such a huge rift between the Jersey City police and the people that are sworn to protect? This didn’t start...

How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You

On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply...

Taking The Power Seat

The tragic killings of two Las Vegas officers having lunch at a pizza place on Sunday morning brought me chills. It was reality...

   
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