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Task-Oriented Crowd Control

Task-Oriented Crowd Control

The Tucson Police Department has adjusted its tactics to actively address situations before they become riots.

September 24, 2019

How Phoenix is Addressing the Active Shooter Threat
Looking Back to Look Forward

Looking Back to Look Forward

The Phoenix Police Department wants to better understand its past to make a brighter future.

January 10, 2019

Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

As it turned out, this was a perfect example of the "bad assignment" that resulted in many positive outcomes.

July 13, 2018

Sheriff Paul

Sheriff Paul

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.

October 14, 2017

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

First Person: Working in the Saddle

First Person: Working in the Saddle

The men and women on the Mounted Unit were able to ride and control those horses in chaotic scenes in a way that made it look effortless. I've always loved animals and I knew after seeing the Mounted Unit in action that I wanted to give it a try.

April 10, 2017

Up Through the Ranks

Up Through the Ranks

Now that Williams has achieved one of her greatest career goals by becoming chief of her hometown Phoenix PD, she has equally lofty goals for the department.

December 7, 2016

Shots Fired: Tempe,  Arizona 03/03/2015

Shots Fired: Tempe, Arizona 03/03/2015

Like many law enforcement officers, Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe (AZ) Police Department had a routine she practiced before reporting for her shift. But on Tuesday morning March 3, 2015, something didn't feel right. 

June 9, 2016

Beyond CIT

Beyond CIT

When it comes to the mentally ill, many police departments are finding themselves reluctantly cast as community "caregivers of last resort." Two agencies in Southern Arizona have developed a better way to respond.

October 24, 2014

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

July 8, 2013

50 Years After Miranda

50 Years After Miranda

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

May 21, 2013

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

Each year more criminals are using bicycles as a way to enhance their criminal activities. This article will go over some strategies and tactics to consider when dealing with such suspicious persons.

April 4, 2013

Electronic Evidence Management

Electronic Evidence Management

Managing evidence is one of law enforcement's most critical tasks. Automating evidence management enables property room personnel to know where their evidence is and why.

February 22, 2013

Providing Trauma Care

Providing Trauma Care

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

January 24, 2013

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