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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>You likely look up to seasoned veterans who have shown you the ropes. At least give retired officers the benefit of the doubt. Photo: Getty Images</p>

How About a Little Respect?  

To the young cops from the retired cops, we have more sage advice to impart than you realize.

<p>Shepherd&#39;s Phantom 1-6X24 T2 tactical scope was designed to be fast and&nbsp;versatile.</p>

Police Product Test: Shepherd Scopes Phantom 1-6X24 T2 Tactical Scope  

This high-quality tactical scope from Shepherd Scopes is designed for accurate close-range and distance shooting.

<p>As chief you&#39;ll need to communicate with your officers. But you&#39;ll also have a whole new set of issues and demands. Photo Courtesy William L. Harvey</p>

Taking the Leap into Chiefdom  

There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.

<p>Axon has acquired companies that developed artificial intelligence systems to help automate video review and redaction.</p>

Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement  

The next generation of police software will use machine learning technology to help officers automate tedious and time-consuming tasks.

<p>Law enforcement has changed a great deal over the years, largely in response to lessons learned in major incidents. Photo: Police Historical Society and LAPD</p>

Learning from the Past  

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

2018 Police Motorcycle Testing in Michigan  

Harley-Davidson adds performance-oriented stage kits to its pair of bikes, while Yamaha offers a police version of its FJR1300 sport touring model.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

On Scene at the Michigan State Police Vehicle Test  

MSP ran Ford's new F-150 and hybrid sedan responders, as well as a Dodge Durango, during the 2018-model-year evaluations.

<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>The Supreme Court recently overturned the Ninth Circuit &quot;provocation rule&quot; in which the circuit court allowed liability for excessive force when an officer &quot;intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation.&quot; However, the Supreme Court did not foreclose liability for improper tactics or injuries proximately caused by other constitutional violations. County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 137 S.Ct. 1539 (2017). Photo: Police File</p>

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  

If you respond to a call involving a suicidal person who's not
endangering anyone else, it might be best to not intervene.

<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.

<p>Sleep is easily the best method to reduce your stress. Aim to get seven to eight good hours of shuteye each night. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

4 Pillars of Police Health  

Stress is the cop killer you can beat, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

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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