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Wanted and Arrested Person Records

Wanted and Arrested Person Records Mark Huguley When a firearms dealer screened a prospective gun customer through a point-of-contact state for the National Instant Check System (NICS) for any criminal history that would preclude the buyer from purchasing the weapon, the inquiry found the individual wanted on criminal charges. When law enforcement agents responded to […]

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Crisis/hostage negotiation team profile

Crisis/hostage negotiation team profile Mitchell R. Hammer Over 600 crisis/hostage negotiators and members of special operation teams gathered in February 1992 to share ideas and exchange information and experiences. During this seminar, conducted jointly by the Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Department and the FBI, attendees from Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies throughout the […]

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Police Assessment Testing: An Assessment Center Handbook for Law Enforcement Personnel

Police Assessment Testing: An Assessment Center Handbook for Law Enforcement Personnel Larry R. Moore Police Assessment Testing: An Assessment Center Handbook for Law Enforcement Personnel by John L. Coleman, Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 2002. Selecting and maintaining competent law enforcement personnel at all levels is a never-ending and critical task. Law enforcement agencies […]

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Pay for performance

Pay for performance – constructing effective performance appraisal systems for police officers Gil Candelaria One question heard frequently throughout the law enforcement community is, “Are performance appraisals really necessary?” For years, police departments struggled to perfect their own performance appraisal systems; however, it seemed that the harder many departments worked to make a system meet […]

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How To Do Financial Asset Investigations: A Practical Guide for Private Investigators, Collections Personnel, and Assets Recovery Specialists

How To Do Financial Asset Investigations: A Practical Guide for Private Investigators, Collections Personnel, and Assets Recovery Specialists – Review William R. Schoeder How To Do Financial Asset Investigations: A Practical Guide for Private Investigators, Collections Personnel, and Assets Recovery Specialists by Ronald L. Mendell, 2nd Edition, Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, LTD., Springfield, Illinois, 2000. […]

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Search of abandoned property: fourth amendment considerations

Search of abandoned property: fourth amendment considerations John Gales Sauls An officer, in trying to locate the pilot of a plane discovered to contain a ton of marijuana, receives information that the man was picked up by a local motel courtesy car. The officer then goes to the motel, where he learns that the man […]

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Police Pursuits and Civil Liability

Police Pursuits and Civil Liability Chris Pipes As many as 40 percent of all motor vehicle police pursuits end in collisions [1] and some of these result in nearly 300 deaths each year of police officers, offenders, or innocent third party individuals. [2] Because many police pursuits result in accidents and injuries, agencies and officers […]

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Unidentified Homicide Victims

Unidentified Homicide Victims – ViCAP Alert The Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office in McAlester, Oklahoma, seeks information regarding the identities of a male and female found in April 1995, approximately 10 miles north of McAlester, Oklahoma, along the outer road adjacent to U.S. Highway 69. [GRAPHIC OMITTED] The Crime Scene Members of the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s […]

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a peek into the Witness Security Program

Hiding in plain sight: a peek into the Witness Security Program Douglas A. Kash In mid-July 2003, a fisherman on the Shenandoah River in Northern Virginia found the body of Brenda “Smiley” Paz. She was an intelligent, energetic 17-year-old who was 17 weeks pregnant and a former gang member. (1) She had an “encyclopedic knowledge” […]

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Police Management. – Review

Police Management. – Review – book review Larry R. Moore Police Management by Roy Roberg and Jack Kuykendall, Roxbury Publishing Company, Los Angeles, California, 1997. Police Management is an outstanding book for the experienced and newly promoted police chiefs, police commissioners, sheriffs, other law enforcement executives and ranking officers who seek to improve their department […]