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<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Names  

It is right and fitting that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall memorializes a great panel of individuals who have shed their blood, and given up their dreams and futures, for all of us.

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Go For The Legs  

Communications and sensitivity skills training are not enough. In fact, the third and critical component of training that should be mandatory for all law enforcement officers is defensive tactics.

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Overlooked Legal Nuggets  

From time to time, we get a really helpful decision that can make our jobs easier, and yet few people seem to learn about it or realize its significance. Here are 10 such decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Acts of Kindness  

In this month when we honor fallen officers for their sacrifices, it's important to remember the good works law enforcement officers do every day, not just in keeping the public safe, but the kindness and mercy, too.

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House Party  

Dispatch has received numerous calls about a large house party. Cars are parked in the street, on sidewalks, and in people's yards. The music is very loud and there are several reports of fighting. There is one report of a gun being flashed around. Callers estimate there are well over 100 people involved and say more cars keep arriving.

News

Video: New Images of Suspects in Attack on Philadelphia School Officers

Police have released new images of three suspects wanted in the assault of school officers in Northeast Philadelphia.

Video: Wanted Man Shoots Tennessee Officer in Chest

Body camera video from an Algood, TN, police officer shows the traffic stop shooting that led to a massive manhunt that spanned two states.

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting Outside Maryland School

A woman is dead and a man is injured Thursday afternoon in a shooting at a public high school in Prince George's County, MD.

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Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

What do we do? We drive on, for we are not police officers in an ideal world. We are police officers in Los Angeles in the year...

The Thin Blue Dividing Line

And as incredible as it seems, law enforcement “leaders” cower in silence or worse yet voice their support for the new politically...

Video: A Letter to the Man I Killed... By a Cop

I remember visiting the scene of the shooting on the first anniversary of your death, not knowing what I would find there. What I...

   
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IACP 2015
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Gear Holders: A Place for Everything
These pouches and other accessories will help keep your...
 
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