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How To…Communicate During a Pursuit

July 7, 2017

Let's be honest, radio procedure during emergency traffic tends to leave a lot to be desired.

How To Work With Aviation Units

June 10, 2017

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

April 7, 2017

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

How to Investigate Lost Children

March 10, 2017

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

How to Investigate a Burglary

February 9, 2017

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

How to...Respond Instead of React

January 17, 2017

One of the best strategies we can employ is to maintain our professional standards by calmly responding to highly charged situations instead of reacting to them.

How To…Understand Your Role as an Initial Investigator

November 8, 2016

Conducting an investigation involves knowing your first responder responsibilities and knowing what the follow-up investigator (detective) will be looking for.

How to Deal with Witnesses

October 10, 2016

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

How to Preserve a Crime Scene

September 1, 2016

It's hard to get a conviction without evidence, so preserve as much of the crime scene as possible.

How to Obtain a Sworn Statement

August 12, 2016

Well written accounts from victims and witnesses can serve as valuable evidence.

How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On

July 8, 2016

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

How to Join a Bicycle Unit

April 6, 2016

A great bicycle officer has a strong service mentality, paramount knowledge of laws, a thirst for new knowledge, and someone who can adapt to change easily. If this describes you, your agency's bicycle unit might be a good fit.

How to Choose a Helicopter for Your Agency

February 29, 2016

If you're considering purchasing a helicopter for your agency, here are some topics you need to explore in your journey toward achieving flight operations.

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

January 28, 2016

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

How to Buy a Duty Holster

January 28, 2016

Your duty holster is one of the most important articles of safety equipment you'll ever take into the field — just as important as your firearm, cruiser, flashlight, or handcuffs.

How to Use 3D Laser Technology to Generate Savings

November 5, 2015
By downloading and reading this white paper on policemag.com, officers can learn how to generate significant savings for an inter-agency investigation team using FARO 3D laser technology.

How to Become a Bomb Tech

September 4, 2015

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.

How to Start a Body Camera Program

December 21, 2014

Those who have succeeded in implementing wearable evidence capture programs say agencies may want to take a step back and make sure they are getting the right equipment and have the proper infrastructure in place to make their adoption of officer-worn video a success.

How to Deploy Highway Flares

December 11, 2014
This video provides safety tips for lighting and deploying Orion highway emergency flares.

Guide to Online Criminal Justice Programs

October 23, 2013

View our comprehensive guide to 24 educational providers in the law enforcement realm.

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