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Caring and Camaraderie  

How can it be that when one of our brotherhood is suffering they don't get the emotional support so desperately needed, or worse get criticism for failing to do this or do that which "surely would have changed the outcome?"

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Mistake of Law: To Err Is Human  

In a series of cases, the court has upheld searches and seizures made by officers who were mistaken in their understanding of the facts they confronted, or as to the law to be applied.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

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Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves  

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Missing 4-Year-old Boy  

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

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Four Dead in N.C. Shooting Spree

Four people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a man went on a deadly shooting spree in Tarboro, N.C., on Saturday afternoon.

High Court to Hear Appeal From Baltimore Police Officer

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a former Baltimore city police officer convicted on charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion in a kickback scheme.

Video: Cleveland Blames Boy for Own Death, Then Apologizes

Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland apologized for the language in the city's response to the civil lawsuit filed by the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Jackson called the document's phrasing inappropriate and insensitive to Rice and his family.

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In Patrol Blog

The Basics of Body Armor

Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.

5 Laughable Examples of How Hollywood Messes Up When Portraying Police

You know the scene: It’s a tense situation. A cop enters a room searching for a perp. He then makes a show of “racking” a service...

Our Broken Blue Hearts will Heal and Our Pride Will Not Waver

It was not the police and police supporters turning our backs on the mayor but the very presence of de Blasio, a self-righteous...

   
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Police Valentines
Over the weekend Police asked officers and their loved ones...
 
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