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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 11, November

Analysis of the Statement, Part 1
Why did the suspect say THAT word or use THAT sentence during the answer? Better yet, what did the suspect NOT say? Word use is directly tied to emotions surrounding the answers. A question that crests the surface of deception may force the suspect to...
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Audio Witness Protects Police
Imagine having an accurate audio record of every conversation that takes place between your department's officers and the public. Just think of the possibilities. False allegations and frivolous lawsuits against police by responsibility-dodging defendants...
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Award Honors Employers Who Support Guard
ARLINGTON, VA- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, has opened the nomination season for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. National Guard and Reserve members and their families can nominate...
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From Trainer to Mentor
In terms of overall training in all aspects of the use-of-force continuum from pepper spray to defending lethal force, ILEETA is the best training conference of the year, period. However, at this year's ILEETA conference, it hit me. Almost all the attendees...
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It Is Easy Being Green
In the early 1990s, the push to "reduce, reuse and recycle" made its way into everyday liv- ing. It became commonplace to recycle aluminum cans, paper and eventually plastics and other household materials. As the green movement has pressed on, individuals...
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Keys to Winning with Use of Force: A Four-Step Plan
This is the second in a series of five articles describing strategies to reduce the need for use of force, limit exposures to liability, and positively influence perceptions of force events.Key #1: Managing EmotionThe first key, Managing Emotion and...
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Letter of the Policy versus Spirit of the Policy: THE LOSS OF COMMON SENSE IN POLICING?
How do you train officers to balance doing what they are told with using some common sense?How do you train them to sort out following the letter of the policy or they will be in trouble versus following the spirit of the law or they will be in trouble?...
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Managing a Training Unit
"He gets into too much trouble when dealing with the public, so let's make him the training officer, where he can't do any harm." Unfortunately in the past, all too many law enforcement administrators allowed statements similar to that echo across the...
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Michigan State Police: 2009 Patrol Vehicle Tests
Each year since the 1978 models, the Michigan State Police has tested a variety of police package (pursuit capable) and special service package (not intended for pursuit) patrol vehicles. These annual tests include acceleration to 100 mph, absolute top...
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Police Equipment News
Whelen Avenger Series Super-LED Dash and Deck WarningThe Avenger(TM) is a compact dash and deck light with a big attitude. The Avenger delivers full-size linear Super-LED® power that rivals strobe in its intensity. Choose a single, dual or split module,...
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Policing Protesters
Simply because of the location of an incident, any law enforcement agency, no matter how small, may be called upon to police a protest situation that has gained national attention. Such was the case for three Florida agencies-the Pinellas Park Police...
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TASER's AXON A/V Recording / Tactical Radio
Patrol car video recording systems have become a mainstay of law enforcement, but the technology comes with some major shortcomings. The biggest limitation is having the camera mounted to the car. rather than the officer. When the officer moves away...
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The Law of Averages
The life and career of a law enforcement officer is governed by a series of laws. Local, state and federal laws dictate what we must do. These laws must be both obeyed and enforced. After all, this is what the job is all about. In addition to these laws,...
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The State-of-the-Art Police Agency: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Today's law enforcement personnel are on the front lines of public safety issues, responding to emergency situations, confronting criminals, and keeping the public safe. The situations that police, fire and EMS agencies face every day require the immediate...
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The State-of-the-Art Police Agency: SOFTWARE
Today's law enforcement personnel are on the front lines of public safety issues, responding to emergency situations, confronting criminals, and keeping the public safe. Officers need reliable, automated public safety solutions to capture, manage and...
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