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    K9 Containment Techniques For Patrol

    On a cold winters night early last year I was on routine patrol and observed a car leave from the rear of a commercial property shortly after midnight. It was obvious they were in a hurry. I pulled into the rear of the property and noted that it had been burglarized. I immediately pulled out onto the roadway in pursuit of ...
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    The Detection and Prevention of Preparatory Terrorist Acts

    The Detection and Prevention of Preparatory Terrorist Acts
    One of the most important aspects of counterterrorism is the prevention of attacks against U.S. interests. Prevention requires law enforcement and intelligence personnel to have a basic knowledge of terrorist practices and mindsets concerning planning and implementation of attacks. It also requires a basic understanding of how these practices and mindsets differ from the planning and implementation of other types of ...
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    The Sergeant's Oral Board: Preparing to be #1

    As an experienced police officer, think of your last trip to the firearms range.  There was almost certainly a target for you to hit with a clear x ring, bull's eye, or some other marker that represented a perfect performance.  You utilized a firearm in which you had been trained and therefore had familiarity with the actions that you needed to ...
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    An Investigator's First Step in Violent Offender Profiling

    An Investigator's First Step in Violent Offender Profiling
    Over the past few decades, the emergence of novels and movies such as “The Silence of the Lambs” has created the image in the public’s eyes of profilers being superhuman men and women capable of ungodly leaps of almost psychic intuition which lead to the magical capture of the villain. While (unfortunately) no such person exists, the science of criminal offender ...
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    Osama Bin Laden Killed

    May 1, 2011 marked a historic day for the United States when President Obama made an official statement announcing the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In celebration of the incredible job our U.S. armed forces have displayed, as well as the swelling of American pride, we share with you this collection of photos over the last 48 hours. ...
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    Supreme Court to Hear Incident to Arrest –Vehicle Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Incident to Arrest –Vehicle Case
    *Does the Fourth Amendment require the suppression of evidence obtained incident to an arrest that is based upon probable cause, where the arrest violates a provision of state law?* On September 25th (2007) the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which a person and a vehicle were searched incident to an arrest. The arrest was for operating ...
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    Do You See What I See?

    Hello, and welcome to another Christmas Edition of the Chaplain’s Corner. My December 2005 article, “Christmas on the Dog Watch,” started with my musing about a bright star that I’d see each night. As I write this year, I’m still on the day watch, but that article and that star came back to my memory when I worked on patrol well ...
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    Basic Spanish

    The Spanish language consists of the same letters as the English alphabet and the four additional characters: CH, LL, N, and RR. *CH*: Is pronounced like the “ch” in “church” at all times; LL: Like the English consonant “Y”; N: Like the “ny” in “canyon”; *RR*: Very strongly trilled, with the front top portion of the tongue on the roof of ...
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    Suspicious Package / Substance

    _Note: Ensure responder safety_ *1. Initial Screening:* p((. Is there a written threat with the package? p((. Was there any other associated threat? p((. Is it part of another device such as an improvised explosive device? p((. Are there medical indications concerning a hazardous material exposure? p((. +Is there...+ p((((. Excessive postage p((((. Incorrect titles p((((. Title but no name p((((. ...
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    Cellular Phones/Digital Devices and Search Incident to Arrest

    *During a drug arrest, may the suspect’s phone be searched incident to his or her arrest and may that phone be searched back at the station?* Over the last ten to fifteen years, cellular telephones, pagers and other digital devices have become common items that are carried by just about everyone. Almost everyone has a cellular telephone. The purpose of this ...
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    Establishing SWAT Teams and Importance of “Real Time” Training

    Through the history of law enforcement and establishment of Special Weapons and Tactics Units, there have been so many changes in the world of SWAT and how we perform each operation but when all is said and done, one of the most important aspects of the SWAT unit is serious training. Throughout my law enforcement career I have spent many years ...
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    Become a PoliceLink Training Partner

    Become a PoliceLink Training Partner
    Looking for some free publicity for your training company or services? Become a PoliceLink training partner. PoliceLink is the Internet's number one resource for America's law enforcement officers who come here to keep up to date on the latest training techniques and tactics. Our Training Partner Program was designed specifically to engage training companies and consultants from across the country to ...
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    Branding: How Police Are Using Social Media Better Than Many Companies

    I was lucky enough to attend a great event on Friday: the Don't Panic Social Media Conference in Manchester. There were some top speakers including Tom Murphy from Microsoft, Meg Pickard from the Guardian Online and Simon Wakeman from Medway Council. The highlight though, came from a completely unexpected source: The West Midlands Police [WMP]. [Check out the website even if ...
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    Recognizing Methamphetamine Use

    When a drug like methamphetamine ("meth") hits an area, all rules are thrown out the window. Meth use and abuse will ultimately result in delinquent and criminal behavior, often in the form of secondary crimes to fuel the use/addiction. Families are usually the first victims out of convenience, but after awhile, general crime (including violent offenses) will be the end result. ...
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    Is a "Meth" Lab Coming to Your School?

    It's inevitable that someday, somewhere, a meth lab will be found in a school. Sooner or later some enterprising chemistry student will put his book learning to practical use. What's to stop him? The manufacturing process involves little more than following a cake recipe and the ingredients needed to make the drug can be bought at the local hardware store, so ...
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    Scott v Harris - The Final Word on State Claims

    In 2007, the United States Supreme Court decided Scott v. Harrisi, which vastly limited Fourth Amendment liability arising from vehicle pursuits. This case began in 2001, when Victor Harris was clocked traveling 73 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Harris fled the traffic stop and caused a pursuit that lasted approximately 10 miles. During the pursuit, he sped through a ...
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    Active Shooter: Plan, Prepare, and Initiate

    Through the past 4 years of conducting active shooter instructor training programs as well as basic operations programs for all law enforcement, we have been privileged to work with some of the most highly motivated and best officers in the world. This is due to the fact the majority have attended the programs with an “open mind” which gives an added ...
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    Alcohol/Drug Detection Guide

    *+Driver Observations+* Chances in 100 of nighttime driver with BAC equal to or greater than 0.10% *Driver Error* *%* Turning with wide radius 65 Straddling center or lane marker 65 Appearing to be drunk 60 Almost striking object or vehicle 60 Weaving 60 Driving on other than designated road 55 Swerving 55 Slow speed (Over 10 m.p.h. below posted speed) 50 ...
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    Incident Management

    *+Major Incident Management & Guidelines+* Ensure responder safety with personal protective measures and shielding as necessary. *1. Establish Command* *2. Select and Set Up Command Post:* p((. Neutral ground, outside inner perimeter or cold zone, but within security perimeter p((. Assess command post security *3. Ensure Scene Security:* p((. Isolate area / deny entry *4. Assess Staging:* p((. Provide, identify, designate ...
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    Combating Inmate Disturbance Plans

    Combating Inmate Disturbance Plans
    High Risk Security Patrol Here's an exercise for all you corrections news junkies out there: Google search the news headlines for the past month. You'll quickly pick up on a theme that is alarming corrections professionals nationally and internationally: Increasing escapes, disturbances, and inmate on staff attacks. Don't think this stuff happens in a vacuum: The public knows what's happening (thankfully, ...
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