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How to Deal with Witnesses  

October 10, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.

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If It Pleases the Court  

October 10, 2016

By Mike Grimes

No amount of initial classroom instruction can adequately prepare an officer for court. But I want to share some tips and debunk some myths about this important, though painstaking, facet of a law enforcement career.

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Don't Forget about Your Baton  

October 10, 2016

By Michael Schlosser

Most officers have never used their batons as a striking tool, and most officers have either rarely or never used their baton as a leverage tool or control device.

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Think Before You Hit Send  

October 10, 2016

By Laura Scarry

What about those text messages and emails that are sent on officers' personal devices? Are they safe from scrutinizing eyes?

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Are You a Cynic?  

October 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

While the Cynics say "People are stupid" and walk away, the Stoics say, "Some people are stupid and I can't change that; I can only control myself and choose to help them anyway."

Protecting 9/11 First Responders  

October 6, 2016

By Jon Adler

Since the 2001 attacks, over 100 law enforcement officers have died from 9/11-related illnesses due to sustained toxin exposure. Finally, our government seems poised to do more than just remember our fallen heroes.

Wounded Officer Treatment and Transport  

October 5, 2016

By Chris Smith

The minutes slowly click by. The wounded officer is moaning and asking loudly for help. You tell him, "It's going to be OK; EMS is coming." But you think to yourself, "Where are they?"

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Police Product Test: First Tactical 1-Day Plus Backpack  

September 2, 2016

By A.J. George

Covered in MOLLE webbing, the 1-Day Plus has the ability to accept an endless array of additional pouches and accessories. The webbing itself is what First Tactical calls its Lynx laser cut webbing.

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Police Product Test: Point Blank Guardian Front-Opening Vest  

September 2, 2016

By A.J. George

Point Blank's Guardian vest is aimed squarely at the need for a more utilitarian approach to body armor. Think of something detectives might wear over their business attire when responding to an active scene: simple armor protection that provides identification and is customizable to the needs of the officer.

The 2016 POLICE Presidential Poll  

September 2, 2016

By David Griffith

There have been few presidential elections in U.S. history where both major party candidates were so disliked by much of the electorate as this year's contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

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