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Police Dog (K9) Bites

By Kenyon Conklin, VMD
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Dog bites remain a significant medico-legal issue in United States. The cost of treatment for dog bites in emergency departments averages 50% more than the cost of other injuries treated in the…

Police Pursuits & Emergency Responses

By Mark Meredith
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Most states have a limited exemption regarding traffic laws for police officers driving during an emergency. States recognize the importance of providing police officers the ability to respond to…

Field Sobriety Testing & Marijuana Impairment

By Mark Meredith
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The most reliable indicator of driver impairment is an observation of a driver’s behavior behind the wheel, followed by an assessment performed by a qualified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).…

Police Use/Non-Use of Body Worn Cameras

By Mark Meredith
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The use/non-use of Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement may be called into question in a broad range of civil and criminal disputes. In this article, police practices expert Mark Meredith…

Human Trafficking & the Hospitality Industry

By Michael Gerard
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Human trafficking is the third largest criminal activity in the world. The U.S. Department of State estimates there are tens of millions of people worldwide being trafficked, generating over $150…

Best Practices in Suicide-by-Cop Situations - Expert Interview

By Justin M. Ramsdell, Psy.D
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Dr. Justin Ramsdell is a clinical psychologist and college professor who also works as a Crisis Intervention Trainer for the Arlington and Fairfax County Sherriff’s and Police Departments in…

Lone Officer & Team Response to an Active Shooter in a School

By Michael Gerard
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In this article, police practices and procedures expert Michael Gerard discusses the evolution of law enforcement procedures in active shooter situations at schools in the years following the…

Crisis Intervention Team Training

By Justin M. Ramsdell, Psy.D
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In this article, clinical psychologist, Justin Ramsdell, Psy.D discusses the challenge faced by law enforcement officers when confronted with individuals who struggle with severe emotional/mental…

Retail Loss Prevention: Shoplifting 101

By John Hassard, M.SC., LPC, CFE, CPP
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In this article, loss prevention and security expert, John Hassard M.SC., LPC, CFE, CPP, provides an introduction to loss prevention and the strategies that retailers use to control shrink, while…