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Why American Military Veterans Make Great Police Officers

Veterans of America's military tend to make excellent police officers—they have baked into their very being a commitment to service, an unusually high level of discipline, an understanding of chain-of-command, and other qualities that police officers also share.

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Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean late last week. Here's why he's leaped prematurely to a conclusion.

(Video) Benefits of Showing Respect During Police Contacts

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how officers can get more out of a variety of contacts—with offenders, witnesses, or the general public—by simply showing some respect.

University Professor Blames Police Training for Recent Fatal Shootings

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean on Saturday.

World’s First 4K 300-Degree Simulator to be Unveiled by VirTra at IACP Conference

VirTra, Inc. will debut the first-of-its-kind, Ultra High Definition 300-degree immersive training simulator, which combines five state-of-the-art laser-based 4K projectors, at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to be held October 26-29 in Chicago.

Illinois State Police to Discontinue Bachelor's Degree Requirement

The Illinois State Police announced this month that the agency would no longer require a four-year degree for applicants.

Number of Canadian Police Officers Falls to 10-Year Low

The number of police officers in Canada has fallen to a 10-year low, with 68,562 officers nationwide in 2018—463 fewer than a year earlier.

Colorado City Removes Citizenship Requirement for First Responders

The civil service authority in Aurora, CO, has changed its policy, making citizenship no longer a requirement to work for that city's police and fire departments.

San Diego Seeks to Provide Confidential Mental Health Care to First Responders

A proposed new program would enable currently serving as well as retired first responders in San Diego to get confidential mental health services.

Dallas PD Welcomes Largest Academy Class Ever

While agencies across the United States struggle to attract qualified recruit candidates, the Dallas Police Department welcomed 82 new recruits on Wednesday—the largest recruiting class in the department's storied history.