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Houston PD Policy Will Allow Officers to Grow Beards

Two years after loosening up the department's tattoo regulations, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced that officers will be allowed to grow beards.

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Looking Back: Bad Habits, Cuffing, and Use of Force

In past October issues of POLICE we've covered officer safety on various levels, including how lazy tactics can get you hurt, how to secure subjects properly, and how to protect yourself from lawsuits over use of force.

Philly Police Implementing First Tattoo Policy

Directive 6.7 is scheduled to take effect March 1 and will prohibit Philadelphia officers from having any tattoos that are "offensive, extremist, indecent, racist or sexist while on duty," according to a copy of the policy.

Self-Inflicted Wounds

There are times when "tactical language" may be the only thing some suspects respond to. But that doesn't mean profanity should be your default method of communicating with everyone with whom you come in contact.

Lawsuit Challenging Chicago PD Tattoo Policy Tossed Out

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by three Chicago police officers who challenged the Police Department's new policy requiring officers to cover up their tattoos.

More Ways to Ruin Your Police Career

Here I'll share still more potential career killers that can haunt you. I'm only trying to keep you out of trouble and maybe save your career.

Video: NYPD Cop Tells Vendor to 'Blow Me'

A female NYPD officer is facing a civilian complaint for telling an ice cream vendor to "blow me" during an argument in front of the Herald Square Macy's.

NYPD Cop To Street Vendor: 'Blow Me'

A female NYPD officer is facing a civilian complain for telling an ice cream vendor to "blow me" during an argument in front of the Herald Square Macy's. Read the full story here.

How to Ruin Your Police Career

You can have a fine career here in Copland and can do so without breaking the rules and ending up in trouble. Each of these lessons learned comes from a true story that had liability and professional repercussions.

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N.J. Officer Suspended for Sleeping In Cruiser

A Belleville (N.J.) Police officer caught napping in his patrol car in a retail store's parking lot has been suspended by his agency.