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Why You Should Talk to the Bad Guys

April 19, 2013
There is something discomforting in hearing a convicted cop killer say, "He got careless, so I wasted him." But how often can a mere six words leave such an indelible imprint on our mind and help get us through our shifts?

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

April 4, 2013

Each year more criminals are using bicycles as a way to enhance their criminal activities. This article will go over some strategies and tactics to consider when dealing with such suspicious persons.

New Video Footage Brings Scrutiny To Bronx Arrest

May 7, 2012
A new snippet of video of a rough arrest in the Bronx in late January by New York City police officers has brought further scrutiny on the officers involved.

Whatever Happened to Verbal Judo?

March 2, 2012
Today's up-and-coming cops have mastered texting, sexting, e-mailing, and Facebook but are less accomplished when it comes to face-to-face interfacing. That’s the art of conversation—and therefore the ability to verbally de-escalate situations—is dying out.

Surviving Foot Patrol

November 18, 2011

The benefits of foot beats are many and this type of patrol should be a fundamental aspect in any community policing model. But after being directed to an assigned area or neighborhood to walk, an officer and his or her department should have sound strategies in place for how best to accomplish this mission in a safe and productive manner.

Loose Lips Sink Ships

September 22, 2011

It's always best to say as little as possible when interacting with citizens. Any sensitive information you provide could come back to bite you—and everyone else involved in the case. Here are some reminders of other wrongheaded ideas that could lead you to say or do something you shouldn't and royally muck up a case.

Massive Manhunt Underway After LAPD Cop Struck In Hail of Gunfire

August 26, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department has launched a massive dragnet for the two men who sprayed an LAPD officer with gunfire, after a pedestrian stop in South Los Angeles.

10 Top Law Enforcement Apps

August 5, 2011

POLICE Magazine has identified 10 smartphone apps that provide potent tools for patrol officers. These 10 law enforcement apps should keep you engaged in your investigations and may just save you a trip back to the station.

App Review: Police Pad

August 4, 2011
With Police Pad for Android, officers can fully document calls for service, including typed notes, photographs, and any audio recordings.

S.D. Cop Killed In Afternoon Gunfight at Intersection

August 3, 2011
A Rapid City (S.D.) Police officer was killed and two others were wounded exchanging fire with four men they approached at a city intersection late Tuesday afternoon.

Arrest of Man with Sawed-Off Rifle

July 7, 2011

The New Haven (Conn.) PD has launched an internal investigation into the arrest of Joseph Donaby, following the release of citizen video. A sawed-off rifle was recovered from the suspect.

Philadelphia PD To Change Stop and Frisk Policy

June 21, 2011
The Philadelphia Police Department will change the way it monitors, reviews and audits pedestrian arrests after settling a federal lawsuit filed in November over the department's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.

Video: Suspect Gets 26 Years for Attempted Murder of Deputy

June 20, 2011
Daniel Roy Smith, 57, was sentenced to 26 to 32 years after taking part in a shootout with Guilford County Sheriff's Corporal Wes Mecham on August 29, 2009.

Thinking Like a Cop

June 20, 2011
One of the biggest transitions a recruit must make is to start thinking like a cop, rather than Joe Average Guy on the street. I'm not talking about speaking in police tongues such as 10 codes, jargon and criminal codes.

Reading Body Language: Leaky People

April 14, 2011

Experts say when we interact with others we are always "leaking" with our face or body what we are thinking or feeling. My wife, the Sarge, has a way of refusing to acknowledge what I am saying and demanding to know what I am actually "thinking," since I'm apparently a pretty bad "leaker."

App Review: Police Partner

March 30, 2011
Police Partner by Clickz Designs takes away the need for clunky police notebooks and allows you to write all of your notes right there on your iPhone for review later.

Proactive N.J. Officer Shot During Field Interview

January 14, 2011
Lakewood Police Officer Chris Matlosz, 27, had stopped his patrol car in a residential neighborhood and begun questioning the subject when the man pulled out a handgun and opened fire shortly after 4 p.m.

Talking With—And Not Interviewing—Suspects

December 2, 2010
I heard narratives that explained away less predictable catalysts for their actions. More than that, I was surprised at just how candid some could be when I wasn't just angling to nail them on something.

Field Interviews During Gang Stops

November 2, 2010
Whether I was recovering a weapon, apprehending a wanted gangster, documenting an association between gangsters, interrupting a drive-by shooting or gang fight, recording a gang member at a specific time, place and location, or developing rapport, they were all fruitful.

Investigating Gang Homicides

October 22, 2010

A gang murder investigation requires your best detective skills to solve the crime and protect the witnesses.

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