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When Miranda Doesn't Matter

In <i>Oregon v. Elstad</i>, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged the obvious: "Miranda warnings may inhibit persons from giving information." This is why …

How To Write Better Police Reports

Winning a civil rights lawsuit against a municipality or county is like winning the lottery, at least for the plaintiffs and their attorneys. The …

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable

For decades, body armor companies have been working to make concealable ballistic vests that are lighter, cooler, more comfortable, and more likely …

Officer Safety Training Tips

Mixed martial arts has become a fast and rising sport, with Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling being just a few of the popular techniques …

10 Rookie Errors To Avoid

Photo courtesy of iStock.<p>Newly appointed police officers can find that it is quite challenging to transition from being a recruit officer in a …

Incorporate Fitness Into Your SWAT Training

Part of the SWAT lifestyle is fitness; make no mistake about it. Teams should not have the "look" of a model but actually just good sound fit …

Glock 30S Subcompact Pistol

<i>Editor's note: View our "Glock's 30S"</i> <i>photo gallery for detailed photos of the pistol.</i><p>Most people wouldn't put Glock in the category of firearms …

The Danger List

One of the first lists I had in law enforcement is still one of the most important ones in my mind to this day and should still be on every crime …

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA

The first POLICE Magazine "Shots Fired" article was published in June 2005. I've written one for every issue since. And that makes this our 100th …

What It's Like to Be Shot

<i>"And then it felt like something just jumped up and bit me."—Forrest Gump</i><p>It's rarely a failure of the imagination that causes officers who find …

Study Tips for Learning Styles: Visual Learners

<i>Now that you’re in the thick of law school,</i> <i>it’s important to know what type of learner you are so you can craft your studying habits accordingly.</i> …

Pedagogy

5 Study Tips for Auditory Learners

<i>We continue our series on different learning styles and study habits by focusing on auditory learners. Not sure if you’re an auditory learner,</i> <i>take</i> …

Teaching

Hey, 1Ls! It's Okay to Use the Internet

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this — in late 2013 — but I’ve heard the same thing from enough new law students that I feel compelled to …

Social Media

5 Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners

<i>We finish our series on different learning styles and study habits by focusing on kinesthetic learners. Not sure if you’re an kinesthetic learner,</i></i> …

Study Skills

Police investigate Instagram account exposing witnesses in criminal cases

An anonymous Instagram account has outed more than 30 people as crime witnesses who cooperated with police, according to a new report, posting their photos, police statements, and testimony to its nearly 7,900 followers. The account's goal: to "expose rats," according to its Instagram bio. …

Capitol Police Releases Delayed Report On Navy Yard Shooting

Delayed by the government shutdown, the report finds Capitol Police self-deployed to the shooting site, but traffic gridlock prevented an emergency response team from making it there.<p>The U.S. Capitol Police released Friday a review of their response to the September Navy Yard shooting that left 12 …

Capitol Police

Cops To Apple Users: Please Update To iOS 7

Apple’s new operating system makes it far more difficult to reprogram a stolen iPhone or iPad thanks to a feature called Activation Lock. In the event of loss or theft, the feature requires your Apple ID and password to reactivate the phone. Since most thieves aren’t likely to have that information …

Future cops: How technology is set to change policing

<b>The sci-fi vision of police officers rushing to the scene of a crime before any crime has even been committed may be rather far-fetched but technology is increasingly playing a role in the modern police force.</b><p>According to a new report, The Future of the Force: Police, Technology and Serving the …

West Virginia sheriff slain while eating lunch in car

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - A drug-fighting West Virginia sheriff was shot to death as he ate lunch in his car on Wednesday and the suspected gunman was wounded and captured after a chase, police said.<p>Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was at a parking lot in the city of Williamson when a man ran up and shot …

Apple's iMessage encryption trips up feds' surveillance

Internal document from the Drug Enforcement Administration complains that messages sent with Apple's encrypted chat service are "impossible to intercept," even with a warrant.<p>Encryption used in Apple's iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by federal drug enforcement agents to eavesdrop on …

Privacy

Border patrol faces new challenge with surge in rural Texas border crossings

In the small town of San Juan, Texas, a few miles north of the Mexican border, Police Chief Juan Gonzalez toured some of the human stash houses his officers recently uncovered. They had been used to hide immigrants from all over the world who were smuggled across the border into the United …

Dream realized: Slain MIT officer named to Somerville force

Sean Collier, the college police officer allegedly killed by the two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon, was posthumously appointed to his local police department on Tuesday – realizing his dream of joining the force, officials said.<p>Collier, 27, was shot multiple times on April 18 at …

Associated Press News

Hacker sentenced to three years for breaching police sites

A man said to be affiliated with the hacking collective Anonymous gets prison time for breaking into police and municipal Web sites in Utah, New York, Missouri, and California.<p>After pleading guilty to computer fraud for hacking into several police Web sites, John Anthony Borell III was sentenced to …

U.S. Department of Justice

Facepalm: new program lands facial recognition software in cops' hands

'This pilot program is putting metadata to use in the field in real time.'<p>When San Diego police detain criminal suspects, they don’t only rely on Q&As to extract information about the person in cuffs. Using new facial recognition technology, San Diego police can now match field images with about …

What To Do On A Phone Interview

Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview.<p>How is a phone interview similar …

Employment