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  • Today’s forecast: trouble ahead

    Most mornings, the warden logs onto his computer system and is greeted by an array of dials somewhat like an automobile dashboard, all lit in green to indicate “situation normal.” This morning, how...

  • O.C. inmates locked down again

    By Stuart PfeiferThe Los Angeles TimesORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Inmates at Orange County's Men's Central Jail have been placed on lockdown because of an April 29 fight involving several black and Lat...

  • Escapee nabbed after 32 years

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    Former fugitive drawing sympathy The Associated PressSANTEE, Calif. — Marie Walsh kept a low profile for 32 years, trying to escape her past life as Susan LeFevre.She raised three children with her...

  • Fla. jail evacuated due to fire

    The Associated PressMIAMI, Fla. — A jail in northwest Miami-Dade County was evacuated Monday when winds began blowing a nearby brush fire in the facility's direction.The blaze was about half a mile...

  • Ill. troopers shoot CO in domestic

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    The Chicago Sun-TimesLOCKPORT, Ill. — Two Illinois State Police troopers and a Department of Corrections employee were injured Thursday morning in a police-involved shooting at the Stateville Corre...

  • Getting intel from probation and parole officers

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    As a Probation & Parole Officer I often encourage our local LEOs to contact me or our office if they want any additional intelligence on some of their repeat offenders. This is especially true if a...

  • Gun search at N.J. prison comes up empty

    Inmate recants tip about weapon in Newark By RICK HEPPNewark Star-LedgerNEWARK, N.J. — Officers searched a maximum-security unit at Northern State Prison - which holds New Jersey's most dangerous g...

  • Electronically recorded confessions

    Provided by John E. Reid & AssociatesThe topic of electronically recording interviews and interrogations comes up frequently during our seminars. Clearly, there is a national trend in which through...

  • CorrectionsOne Video — Prisoner escort procedure

    Every day, officers are injured making prisoner escorts. They also get into internal disciplinary, civil, and even criminal trouble over prisoner escorts that go bad. Poor escort procedures gives p...

  • Dr. Thompson's Peace Stories: My first day, part 1

    Download the broadband video Download Windows Media Player In this story, I narrate my true experience of my first car stop where I Was challenged by the driver to ‘take him out’ and I did! I then ...

  • Dr. Thompson's Peace Stories: Why you need Tactical Communications

    Download the broadband video Download Windows Media Player Truly the only area police have no required training is the one area where they get almost all their complaints—talking to people!  Talkin...

  • The use of rationalization during an interrogation

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    Provided by John E. Reid & AssociatesTwo conditions must be satisfied before a person decides to commit a crime. The first is that the individual must believe that he or she will not be punished fo...

  • Enhancing grip strength

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    Video:  Broadband   Download Windows Media Player In this week's Police1 Video Tip, provided by the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), Jeff Brooks, a police officer and martial arts expert,...

  • Think before you act to avoid getting into a jam

    In debriefing incidents, especially those times when it went bad and the officer had time to think before s/he acted - but didn’t, a failure to follow the First Responder Philosophy (FRP) was often...

  • Check MySpace.com for intel

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    Me and a department buddy always check www.MySpace.com for local intel. You will find all sorts of things on their pages, such as upcoming MIP parties, etc, but more importantly, you can gather inf...

  • 12 tips for cultivating the practice of courtesy

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    By Gary T. Klugiewicz Lessons Learned and Lost – 12 tips for cultivating the practice of courtesy It’s amazing to me how many painful lessons we learn in the police and correctional arenas that are...

  • A $1 solution for microphone issues

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    I've come up with a $1.00 solution for those who have had difficulty finding the right place to secure their lapel microphone on their uniform without it falling off during a foot chase or have wor...

  • Finding mistakes before they bite you

    The importance of searching prisoners before turning them over to another officer/jail cannot be understated. In fact, many street officers conduct only a visual search or a frisk search on their p...

  • Improvised correctional staff defensive weapons

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    I carry a regular hair comb.  It is an unbreakable comb that I carry all the time.  Although you cannot stab with the comb, it can be used very effectively to slash with to keep you or your fellow ...

  • Mont. officials hunt for prison escapees

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUTTE, Mont. — Authorities on Saturday combed an area near the Montana State Prison for two inmates, including one once accused of plotting to kidnap David Letterman's son, ...

  • Ohio officer punched while booking prisoner

    Incident captured on surveillance cameraBY WILLIAM A. WEATHERSThe Cincinnati EnquirerFAIRFIELD, Ohio — A Fairfield police officer was resting at home Friday after he was attacked early Thursday whi...

  • Edged weapon awareness

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    Download the video Download Windows Media Player Today's Police1 Video Tip of the Week, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network explores a variety of commercially available edged weaponry ...

  • Drug concealment reminder

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    Twice I have found drugs on suspects that other officers have patted down. They used tape to hide drugs inside their shirt sleeves near the hem. It's easy to miss this during a quick pat down. I al...

  • Calif. deputies get 'Wrap' devices to subdue unruly suspects

    By Joe WolfcaleMarin Independent Journal MARIN, Calif. — A new restraining device is being used by Marin sheriff's deputies in the wake of a suspect who died after being "hobbled." The Sheriff's Of...

  • How to avoid "disappearing hands"

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    Video:  Broadband  Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's Police1 Video Tip, Bob "Coach" Lindsay discusses the concept of "disappearing hands" and illustrates positioning strategies th...

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