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October 2017 Issue

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Cover Story

Sheriff Paul

By Leslie Pfeiffer

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, must deal with the legacy of Sheriff Joe while working to reshape his agency into what he believes it should be.

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Features

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?  

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.


Columns

There Is No Off The Record  

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

Riding Out the Storm  

I brought energy bars that I picked up en route. My mother looked at them and thought they were pet treats. Next time, I'll bring Snickers bars.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Respect for Old Glory  

I am a firm believer in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and condemning anyone who burns our flag.

<p>Editor David Griffith (Photo: Kelly Bracken)</p>

Skin in the Game  

You NFL players protest police but you know nothing about what it's like to patrol the streets of this country. Let's see you put on that uniform.


Departments

<p>It&#39;s important to dedicate officers&#39; limited time for DT training to the situations officers are most likely to face on the job. Photo: KEVIN DILLON</p>

Analyze Your Training Curriculum  

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

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How To…Adjust to a New Agency  

It doesn't matter whether you're a rookie heading into your first orientation or a 10-year veteran, adjusting to a new agency can be tricky. If you aren't careful, it can be a bit overwhelming as you try to fit in.

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