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How It All Began: Miranda v. Arizona

May 11, 2010

The genesis of the Miranda warnings can be traced to March 13, 1963, when Ernesto Arturo Miranda was arrested by officers of the Phoenix Police Department for stealing $4 from a bank worker and for the kidnap and rape of another woman.

Miranda Warning Issues

May 11, 2010

Miranda warnings are triggered by a simple formula: Custody + Interrogation = The requirement for Miranda warnings. A motorist is not in "custody" for Miranda purposes when he or she is detained for an ordinary traffic stop.

An Internal Affairs Investigation

April 5, 2010

No matter what steps are taken prior to patrol, you are liable to rub someone the wrong way and have a complaint lodged against you. Here's some advice on how to respond.

Student Bullying

March 26, 2010

In order to put bullying in a light police are familiar with, you may want to view it through the prism of domestic violence.

Asset Forfeiture

February 12, 2010

The goal of an asset forfeiture program should always be crime reduction; obtaining funds should be secondary to the primary mission.

Burglaries

January 31, 2010

One of the first steps in any burglary investigation is to determine what was taken. But remember what was not taken is often just as telling.

Information and Tips

December 22, 2009

In addition to good citizens reporting suspicious behavior, police may receive tips from fellow officers, criminal informants, or anonymous sources. The more reliable the source of information, the less independent police investigation is necessary to verify the veracity of the tip.

Drunk Driving Prevention

November 30, 2009

November brings us to the onset of the holiday season. And the holiday season essentially begins and ends with two big nights of drinking: the night before Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

University Event Riots

October 30, 2009

A department can prepare for a large student gathering by reviewing what has occurred in the past and considering the resources it has available. Such precautions are critical because any student gathering can digress into a riot.

Continuing Police Education

September 18, 2009

Just because money is not available from your department doesn't mean that training becomes any less important. As a proactive officer, you know that you must remain current on your training if you are going to be effective on the street. This article is designed to help you locate free training resources and remain on the cutting edge of the law enforcement profession.

Child Burn Investigations

August 31, 2009

Child abuse is a wide reaching problem entailing physical and emotional abuse. This article will address one segment of child abuse, specifically burn injuries sustained by children.

Reducing Response to Non-Emergency 911 Calls

July 31, 2009

The ongoing recession has forced police departments to look for areas where they can save money. One source of savings may be found in your agency's response to 911 calls.

Car Vs. Pedestrian Crashes

June 1, 2009

The major contributing factor to pedestrian injuries and fatalities has nothing to do with the motor vehicle. Unsafe pedestrian actions are the major cause. Yet jaywalking enforcement remains an extremely low priority in most police departments.

Citizens’ Complaints about Speeding

May 1, 2009

This article is constructed to give patrol officers options in dealing with citizen complaints about speeding cars.

April Fools

April 1, 2009

The fourth month of the year is generally pleasant. But as the month progresses, the dates mark the anniversaries of illicit and sinister events and the fools of April are no longer funny.

Runaways

March 1, 2009

Runaways were once categorized as either adventurous juveniles or rebellious teens. Today's more evolved view holds that runaways are victims of dysfunctional family situations. This change in beliefs has forced a change in the police response to runaways.

Street Prostitution

February 1, 2009

It has often been said that police work is the second oldest profession. The distinction of "oldest profession" goes, of course, to prostitution.

Clandestine Meth Labs

January 1, 2009

About 20 percent of all meth labs are discovered due to an explosion. Besides the obvious immediate concerns associated with any structure explosion, meth labs create a special set of problems for law enforcement. Police must be aware of these concerns and have a plan in place to mitigate them.

Shoplifting

December 1, 2008

In light of the recent economic downturn, retailers operating on a tight profit margin are going to be much less forgiving of shoplifters and have much higher expectations that you will deal with the shoplifting problem.

Violence Around Bars

November 1, 2008

November brings what is arguably the biggest drinking night of the year. The night before Thanksgiving has achieved that dubious status in drinking establishments throughout the country. And it usually leads to violence around bars.

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