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Revisiting the "21-Foot Rule"  

The so-called "21-Foot Rule" was born and soon spread throughout the law enforcement community. But is the "21-Foot Rule" a forensic fact or a police myth?

<p>The dynamic mission of a motor unit requires leaders and followers to change roles often. Photo: Traci Dean</p>

Leadership in Reverse  

Every profession espouses the virtues of leadership. But what about followers, which are the flip side of the equation? You can't have good leadership without good followership.

Body Armor Comfort and Protection  

By using a wide variety of new ballistic materials and through proprietary design technologies, the makers of soft body armor are starting to produce some innovative vests that meet the NIJ .06 standard, provide excellent threat protection, and give wearers improved comfort.

Vehicle Pursuits and Deadly Force  

For the third time in 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has given us guidance on the kinds of circumstances that may justify the use of deadly force to stop a dangerous driver.

When Did You Get Artillery?  

I have yet to hear anyone explain cogently what is meant by "militarization of police." I guess it means you shouldn't have any weapons other than nightsticks and revolvers.

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Texas Agency Bans Visible Tattoos in Wake of Officer's Off-Duty Murder

A San Antonio-area city has banned visible tattoos for municipal employees at work four months after an off-duty officer was killed outside his tattoo parlor.

Texas Deputy Shoved Off Bridge During DWI Stop Recovering

Martin was pushed at least 18-feet off a bridge early Saturday morning on Farm-to-Market Road 616 near Lolita after pulling over a man suspected to be driving while intoxicated.

Ohio SRO Subdues Student Carrying Concealed Pistol

A 15-year-old Akron, Ohio, high School student armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol struggled with a police officer inside the school Monday morning before being subdued and arrested.

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In Patrol Blog

"Unarmed" Suspects and Un-brained Media

Few if any pseudo-journalists or pseudo-pundits on the nightly news have bothered to mention Graham v. Connor, which for a full...

The Aftermath of Police Encounters with “Unarmed” Individuals--57 Murders

According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000,...

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...

   
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