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Police Killed In 2008
The FBI has released the preliminary statistics for police officers killed in 2008.
Getting a Job as a Police Officer
Interested in becoming a police officer? This article takes a look at the qualifications, earnings and future career paths for police officers.
Law Enforcement Job Recruiting Pages
Many local and state law enforcement agencies have web sites for recruiting personnel. The Officer.com web site has a directory of individual agencies listing available law enforcement jobs.
Federal Law Enforcement Jobs
Law enforcement jobs are available in many United States government agencies. These web sites offer information on current job openings and the requirement and application processes to apply for a position.
New ATF Database Tracks Arson, Bombings
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has created the second version of its Bomb Arson Tracking System -- the first, web-based intelligence database that will allow federal, state and local law enforcement and bomb scene commanders to share crucial information.
Predictive Maps Show Break-In Patterns
A novel method of predicting where home break-ins will occur that is 30 per cent more accurate than current crime mapping techniques has been developed by University College London crime sleuths.
Since the landmark Supreme Court ruling in MIranda v. Arizona in 1966, it has become the practice of police investigators to read suspects their rights -- of give them the Miranda warning -- before questioning them while in custody.
Miranda Rights and Warning
The landmark Miranda v. Arizona ruling established that statements made by a suspect in police custody cannot be used against him if the police have not advised him he has the right to remain silent.
Data Exchange Program to Help Investigators
Law enforcement agencies across the nation have a new tool to help them in criminal investigation with the FBI's new National Data Exchange system.
Banks Begin Implementing Check 21
If you have a habit of floating checks -- writing checks before the money is actually deposited in the bank -- you may want to reconsider the practice now that banks in the United States have begun implementing new 'Check 21' regulations.
Search Rule Exception for Michigan Cops Adopted
Police in Michigan can now make honest mistakes when searching for evidence without having the resulting criminal case tossed out of court, after the state Supreme Court ruling July 15, 2004.
The Dangers of Domestic Violence Calls
Domestic violence calls are one of the biggest cop-killers in the nation. Guide Doug Larsen explains why these situations are so dangerous for everyone involved.
National Association of Police Organizations
The NAPO is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States that serves to advance the interests of America's law enforcement officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education.
National Sheriffs' Association
The National Sheriffs' Association, now in its 62nd year of serving the law enforcement/criminal justice professionals of the nation, is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
As a component of the Justice Department, the mission of the COPS Office is to advance community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country.
Community Policing Consortium
The Community Policing Consortium is a partnership of five of the leading police organizations in the United States for the development of community policing research, training and technical assistance.
Police Badge Gallery
Images of badges from different agencies indexed by agency and by geographic location, from the PoliceGuide.com site.