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The Special Operations topic explores issues related to K-9 officers, SWAT operators, homicide investigators, drug interdiction officers and other specialized police personnel.

Accessories can be broken down into mandatory, nice to have and “Gee, isn’t that cool?”
A sheriff’s office dive team trains in the chilly lakes of Michigan
Applying lessons learned from Operation Diligent Valor to help LEOs and their families cope with trauma
The COPS Office and NPI held meetings with law enforcement leaders and civil rights organizations to aid in the research process
“Stealing is not OK. These people just go out and steal, not because they’re in need, because they can and they won’t get in trouble,” Sheriff Jim Cooper said
Twenty-eight people were charged with selling drugs in October – nearly half the number of all drug selling charges last year
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Yoda, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante on the head as he tried to evade tactical units
“Everybody’s on the same set of tactics, same playing field and we’re not working off of each other trying to guess what each other’s doing,” one of the trainers said
The board sent the issue back for further discussion and could vote in the future to let police use robots in a lethal manner in limited cases
The vote was 8-3, with the majority agreeing to grant police the option despite strong objections from some groups
The draft policy’s advancement prompted an outcry; the vote is scheduled for Nov. 29