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Streamlining the Job

Streamlining the Job

New technology and modern practices are saving wear and tear on everything from budgets to personnel. In an era of doing more with less, it just makes sense.

November 22, 2013

Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009

Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009

At the sound of Barksdale's commands, Kalahar spun the shotgun toward him and leveled it. As the man flinched, Barksdale's finger squeezed the trigger of his gun—repeatedly.

October 18, 2013

What's Really Going On With Crime Rates

What's Really Going On With Crime Rates

For all its censuring of personnel for on-duty trysts and off-duty DUIs, the profession pays curiously little attention to an ongoing transgression perpetrated within it: stat fudging. Misreporting statistics about crime is not a new phenomenon.

October 9, 2013

Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007

Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007

When Officer John Doogan and his partner arrived at the cottage house on Beveridge Street, all they knew was that it was a domestic call and that such calls took all shapes and forms. Neither officer knew just how out of control things had gotten before their arrival and how bad things were about to get.

June 14, 2013

Social Media Ridealongs

Social Media Ridealongs

Not only do social media help agencies establish better community ties, they also provide them with auxiliary networks of support personnel, informants, and sympathetic witnesses.

March 20, 2013

Police and PTSD

Police and PTSD

As time went by, not only was PTSD diagnosed of war veterans, but of others who'd suffered some damage to their psyche as the result of being exposed to a traumatic event. High on the list of professions associated with the condition are first responders, including fire, EMS, and law enforcement.

February 22, 2013

21st Century Surveillance

21st Century Surveillance

Revolutionary progress in the world of technology has enabled numerous changes in the techniques police officers use to identify, track, and make cases against suspects.

December 20, 2012

On-Body Video: A Double-Edged Sword

On-Body Video: A Double-Edged Sword

Until recently the technology was limited to traffic stops and perhaps some critical incidents. Now, video can be used to document every aspect of a law enforcement officer's shift. But the question that each agency has to answer remains: Is that a good thing?

July 16, 2012

Social Media: Online Investigation

Social Media: Online Investigation

Online social networks are already proving themselves invaluable assets to law enforcement. Websites such as Facebook and MySpace provide suspect leads; communities are alerted to missing children and area threats through law enforcement-generated Twitter feeds and e-mail.

October 17, 2011

Line-of-Duty Deaths: The War on Cops

Line-of-Duty Deaths: The War on Cops

A cursory glance at the numbers seemingly underscores such concerns. Thirty-one officers were feloniously shot and killed from January through mid-May 2011—a 34 percent increase over the same period a year before.

July 25, 2011

Watch What You Post

Watch What You Post

Today's cops may still gather over a case of cold beer, but they also gather online using social networking tools such as MySpace and Facebook. Which is a problem for agencies and officers because what many users of social networks don't realize before its too late is that anything they do or say or write on these sites is done so in full view of the public.

December 10, 2009

Five Ways the Economy Will Change Your Job

Five Ways the Economy Will Change Your Job

For those in law enforcement, the question becomes one of: How does all of this economic gloom affect me? To address this question, POLICE decided to look at five of the biggest economic threats facing law enforcement.

February 1, 2009

What to Expect from Your FTO

What to Expect from Your FTO

Policing isn't like eHarmony.com. Recruits and field training officers won't be matched based on 29 personality dimensions guaranteed to predict long-term relationship success.

November 1, 2008

The State of American Law Enforcement - The Blue Mosaic
The Tough Guy: Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The Tough Guy: Sheriff Joe Arpaio

At 75, Joe Arpaio is serving his fourth term as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. It's a job he's held for 15 years, much to the delight of the voting population in the Phoenix area and much to the dismay of politically correct, civil liberties advocates who characterize his policies as cruel and the man himself as a dangerous dinosaur.

June 1, 2007