Do police officers have a legal obligation to use de-escalation tactics?

Do police officers have a legal obligation to use de-escalation tactics?

Author: Policing Matters Podcast By Mike Ranalli De-escalation tactics, an essential tool for patrol officers, are often portrayed as the singular answer to reducing police use of force. Many critics have come to expect law enforcement to use de-escalation in...
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School leader criticized over campus security after massacre

School leader criticized over campus security after massacre

By Terry Spencer Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Members of the commission investigating last year's Florida high school massacre ripped into the district's superintendent Thursday, saying he's not doing enough to assure campus security, ...
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Police: Man paid in cash, cocaine to firebomb officer's home

Police: Man paid in cash, cocaine to firebomb officer's home

Associated Press ATLANTA — Police in Georgia have arrested a pair of brothers accused of paying another man in cash and cocaine to throw a firebomb through the window of an Atlanta police officer's home. News outlets report the arrests...
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Why police agencies need to share their good deeds

Why police agencies need to share their good deeds

Author: Policing Matters Podcast Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In mid-July, several acts of police heroism in which an officer saved the life of an infant or a toddler made headlines in the span...
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Framework for law enforcement responses to people with mental health needs

Framework for law enforcement responses to people with mental health needs

Author: The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) By Becky Lewis TechBeat Magazine As law enforcement officers and agencies respond to an increasing number of calls for individuals experiencing mental health and emotional crises...
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Man suspected of shooting Mo. deputy, trooper surrenders after standoff

Man suspected of shooting Mo. deputy, trooper surrenders after standoff

Associated Press VAN BUREN, Mo. — Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two law enforcement officers has surrendered after a seven-hour standoff in southern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced around 5 p.m. Friday in ...
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Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before...
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Experience junkie or gadget guru: Which are you?

Experience junkie or gadget guru: Which are you?

Sponsored by ZT Knives By PoliceOne BrandFocus Staff What’s the secret to happiness? Truth is, it’s different for everyone. Take our quick quiz to find out which makes you happier – tinkering with your toys or making new memories. Source...
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Calif. Supreme Court tightens standards for police search of homes

Calif. Supreme Court tightens standards for police search of homes

By Bob Egelko San Francisco Chronicle SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police need a warrant or an emergency to enter someone’s home, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday, discarding a 20-year-old opinion that would allow entry for less-urgent reasons. On...
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