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<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/28402283@N07/3200436641/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Chuck Coker</a>/Flickr.</p>

Fourth Amendment Blues  

June 5, 2013

Essentially, because of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. And the public has no sympathy whatsoever for your precarious position.

<p>Photo by Amaury Murgado.</p>

15 Things to Make Your Life Easier on Patrol  

May 29, 2013

I have created a list of items that I've found useful over the years. I recommend you use it to start or perhaps update your own list. Then make sure you carry everything you've decided you need in your squad.

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

50 Years After Miranda  

May 21, 2013

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

<p>Photos courtesy of Her BlueWear and Tru-Spec.</p>

New Uniforms Boast Comfort, Technology, and Tradition  

May 16, 2013

Law enforcement agencies across the country value functional uniforms. As fabric and design technology improve, manufacturers are able to create a more diverse array of products that enhance efficiency on the job.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.</p>

Shots Fired: San Dimas, California 06/20/1989  

May 15, 2013

Belmontez raised the knife and charged at the officers with rapid steps. That the man had a wooden leg had already been made known to Brown. What he didn't expect was that the 250-pound man had long ago become accustomed to walking with it.

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

Safe Prisoner Transport  

May 6, 2013

Every year, prisoners escape custody. But using the proper restraints and techniques for each prisoner transfer situation will help ensure the safety of yourself and other law enforcement officers.

<p>Photo by John Johnston, Ace K9.</p>

Dogs, Drugs, and the Fourth Amendment  

May 3, 2013

Two cases from Florida have brought the U.S. Supreme Court to two different conclusions regarding K-9 searches in 2013. One is an affirmation of existing practice, but the other breaks new ground and imposes new limits.

<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Random Thoughts About a Rough Week  

May 2, 2013

We, and I mean everyone in the United States, have just been through what President Obama called a "rough week."  Americans and American law enforcement rose to meet these horrors and battle this evil in ways that can only make us all proud.

<p>Photo courtesy of Travis Creteau</p>

Border Patrol Agent Retrieves Two Children from Submerged Vehicle  

May 1, 2013

Agent Travis Creteau was able to retrieve two little girls from a fully submerged vehicle after it crashed into a San Diego-area reservoir. Unfortunately, the children did not survive. For his efforts, agent Creteau has been named the May 2013 NLEOMF Officer of the Month.

<p>Photo courtesy of Zuma Press.</p>

Search Warrant Detentions  

April 30, 2013

When you make a search of premises under authority of a search warrant, it is generally permissible to detain the occupants pending completion of the search. The authority to do so, and the rationale supporting detention, were limited by a 2013 decision.

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