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November 12, 2012

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“Heroes”: Powerful New Film Of Life And Death On The Thin Blue Line

Texas has become the first state to mandate for all academy classes the screening of a powerful new film that honors fallen LEOs and reinforces tactical awareness in those still on patrol. The 90-minute documentary, “Heroes Behind the Badge,” produced by Bill Erfurth, a 26-year street veteran of Miami-Dade PD, features three gripping re-creations of...
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New Stats On The Growing Threat Of Rapid Mass Murder

Ron Borsch, who monitors active killing incidents worldwide, has released his latest statistical summary, indicating that the frequency of these bloody events is continuing to escalate and that the interruption of a suspect’s murderous rampage is most likely to be initiated by a single citizen or LEO. Borsch, manager of the Southeast Area Law Enforcement...
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“Looming”: Important Consideration When Cops Fire At Moving Cars

Skepticism often arises when officers shoot at vehicles they claim were about to run them over. Questions range from “Why didn’t the cop just jump out of the way?” to “How come his estimate of the car’s speed is so much higher than that of other witnesses at the scene?” The answers may lie with...
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New Survey: Vest Wear Up, But Care Problems A Potential Threat

More agencies are mandating body armor and more officers are wearing it, but certain deficiencies in vest training may still be hampering the best possible ballistic protection, according to a new survey by the Police Executive Research Forum. PERF polled a representative national sample of 1,000 sworn officers and found that more than 92% are...
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