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How To…Communicate During a Pursuit
How To Work With Aviation Units

How To Work With Aviation Units

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

June 10, 2017

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

April 7, 2017

How to Investigate Lost Children

How to Investigate Lost Children

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

March 10, 2017

How to Investigate a Burglary

How to Investigate a Burglary

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

February 9, 2017

How to...Respond Instead of React

How to...Respond Instead of React

One of the best strategies we can employ is to maintain our professional standards by calmly responding to highly charged situations instead of reacting to them.

January 17, 2017

How To…Understand Your Role as an Initial Investigator
How to Deal with Witnesses

How to Deal with Witnesses

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.

October 10, 2016

How to Preserve a Crime Scene

How to Preserve a Crime Scene

It's hard to get a conviction without evidence, so preserve as much of the crime scene as possible.

September 1, 2016

How to Obtain a  Sworn Statement
How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On

How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

July 8, 2016

How to Join a Bicycle Unit

How to Join a Bicycle Unit

A great bicycle officer has a strong service mentality, paramount knowledge of laws, a thirst for new knowledge, and someone who can adapt to change easily. If this describes you, your agency's bicycle unit might be a good fit.

April 6, 2016

How to Choose a Helicopter for Your Agency

How to Choose a Helicopter for Your Agency

If you're considering purchasing a helicopter for your agency, here are some topics you need to explore in your journey toward achieving flight operations.

February 29, 2016

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

January 28, 2016

How to Buy a Duty Holster

How to Buy a Duty Holster

Your duty holster is one of the most important articles of safety equipment you'll ever take into the field — just as important as your firearm, cruiser, flashlight, or handcuffs.

January 28, 2016

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