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Policing During the Plague

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced agencies to find new ways of doing the job while keeping officers and the public safe.

May 5, 2020

FAQ—Best Practices: Coronavirus Concerns for Law Enforcement Leaders

North Carolina Agency Implements "Written Consent" Policy, Limiting Search Powers

A police advocacy group, the N.C. Police Benevolent Association, opposes the proposed policy, saying it should include a way for officers to bypass the written requirement if it is not safe or practical. The group would continue to oppose the practice, which isn't backed by law, said PBA President John Midgette.

November 1, 2019

(Video) Mitigating the Tragedy of Blue-on-Blue Deaths
Explosives Detection and Protection 2019

Louisville Police Union Says New Traffic Stop Rules Endanger Officers

The changes, which go into effect Aug. 1, say removing motorists from cars, patting them down and handcuffing them should not be employed “as a matter of routine” and should only be done based on factors that include the motorist’s behavior, size and history of assaulting officers or fleeing.

May 13, 2019

How To Test for Drugs

How To Test for Drugs

Presumptive tests allow officers to quickly detect and identify illicit drugs in the field.

May 13, 2019

The End

The End

You create the ending of your own story, every call, every crisis, every day.

January 4, 2018

SWAT in the 21st Century

SWAT in the 21st Century

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

August 3, 2017

How to Deploy Highway Flares
The Detroit Blues

The Detroit Blues

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

October 10, 2013

How to Justify Officer Safety Searches

On average, 60,000 officers are assaulted on the job every year. That's an average of 164 per day. The risk level you face on the job makes it important not only to resist complacency and to follow prudent tactics, but also to understand how to ensure that your interactions with suspects are constitutionally justifiable, so that you are never forced to choose between being safe and being sued.

October 1, 2007

How to Investigate a Meth Lab

Know Their Flight Plans

When it comes to apprehending fleeing suspects, understanding the tactics being used by those suspects is as important as understanding the tactics practiced by law enforcement. The criminal element has learned how law enforcement operates and criminals have adjusted their tactics.

July 1, 2006

Making a "Routine" Pedestrian Contact

Tragically, examples of police killings are no longer rare. In all too many instances, a simple request for identification and com­pliance with lawful instructions has led to the murder of a law enforcement officer.

January 1, 1996

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