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The Forgotten Fallen of 9/11  

On Sept. 11, 2001, 72 officers were killed in the line of duty. But they were not the only law enforcement casualties of 9/11. Today, 13 years after the attacks, officers continue to die from exposure to the toxins that were released by the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

<p>Photo: Martinelli &amp; Associates</p>

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.

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School Shootings in North Carolina and Kentucky Leave Two Injured

Two U.S. schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday following separate incidents – one in North Carolina and one in Kentucky – with individuals carrying and firing guns on school grounds. Altogether, two people were shot, one associated with each incident.

Police Impostors Rob Medical Marijuana Patient

Police say they have several leads to follow after posting images of three men impersonating law enforcement officers wanted for robbing a local medical marijuana patient in Maine.

Video: Secret Service Head Grilled on White House Breach

Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

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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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