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Talking the beat with leaders and experts.PoliceOne is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted online destination for law enforcement professionals, department decision-makers and industry experts.Founded in 1999, with more than 515,000 registered members representing more than 16,000 departments, PoliceOne effectively provides the law enforcement community with the information they need to protect their communities and come home safe after every shift.

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Talking the beat with leaders and experts.PoliceOne is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted online destination for law enforcement professionals, department decision-makers and industry experts.Founded in 1999, with more than 515,000 registered members representing more than 16,000 departments, PoliceOne effectively provides the law enforcement community with the information they need to protect their communities and come home safe after every shift.

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Great info

By J.A.E - Jan 20 2018
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This podcast encompasses many relevant topics that a rookie to admin can relate too.

Officer

By Milhail1989 - Apr 22 2016
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Police Officer here, great material for young and salty officers alike. Keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

59 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
9
3
4
4

Great info

By J.A.E - Jan 20 2018
Read more
This podcast encompasses many relevant topics that a rookie to admin can relate too.

Officer

By Milhail1989 - Apr 22 2016
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Police Officer here, great material for young and salty officers alike. Keep up the good work!
Cover image of Policing Matters

Policing Matters

Updated 9 days ago

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Talking the beat with leaders and experts.PoliceOne is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted online destination for law enforcement professionals, department decision-makers and industry experts.Founded in 1999, with more than 515,000 registered members representing more than 16,000 departments, PoliceOne effectively provides the law enforcement community with the information they need to protect their communities and come home safe after every shift.

Rank #1: Episode 1

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Introduction: Who we are and what "Policing Matters" is.

Part one: News analysis on Quentin Tarantino's "cop murderer' comments and the Lt. Charles Joe Gliniewicz scandal.

Part two: Active Shooter — Scenarios and what we learned from Umpqua Community College shooting.

Part three: Active Shooters — Prevention and how law enforcement can try and evade a mass casualty incident.
Nov 13 2015
47 mins
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Rank #2: Thoughts on the Ariz. Starbucks brew haha

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On Independence Day six police officers were approached by a Starbucks employee in Tempe, Arizona and told their presence was making another customer "uncomfortable." They were told they could relocate or leave. They decided to leave. News of this incident soon hit social media, and a firestorm ensued, with officers across the country calling for a boycott of the coffee chain. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the incident itself, and the online outrage that followed.
Aug 02 2019
12 mins
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Rank #3: Should masks be banned at protests?

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Following violent protests that left several people injured—including a conservative journalist who was badly beaten by protesters, the chief of police in Portland, Oregon suggested that the city pass a law that bans the wearing of masks during protests. Citing the fact that other states have laws prohibiting the wearing of masks during the commission of a crime, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw suggested that the city institute the restrictions on masks at protests and demonstrations. The Oregon ACLU opposes the proposal—they do tend to side politically with the people who tend to wear masks at rallies—but others in both government and private sectors see some benefit to the idea. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss whether or not such a proposal would even pass in the City of Roses.
Aug 09 2019
11 mins
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Rank #4: 4 tactical tips for conducting safe traffic stops

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Conducting a traffic stop entails a good amount of forethought. Officers have to be tactical about the location of the stop, and calling in the stop to dispatch. Another consideration is whether you are going to use a passenger-side approach. Note what’s happening with the tail lights. The right turn signal still blinking could be an indicator that the driver is thinking so hard about what he’s going to do next that he forgot to turn it off. The brake lights remaining on may indicate the driver is going to slam it into drive and take off. Jim and Doug offer some safety reminders.
Feb 25 2016
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Rank #5: How Terry v. Ohio became Stop and Frisk

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The 1968 Supreme Court Decision in Terry v. Ohio held that a person’s Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when a police officer stops a subject and frisks him as long as the officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime and has a reasonable belief that the person may be armed. However, some civil rights organizations contend that a number of agencies took advantage of this ruling to inappropriately stop and frisk people without being able to articulate that reasonable suspicion. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the fact that officers must be able to report in detail (in a narrative form, not just check boxes) what led them to stop and frisk an individual.
Jun 08 2017
13 mins
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Rank #6: Cops speak out on no-pursuit policies

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Our podcast discussing the fact that many agencies have enacted strict no-pursuit policies, with others adopting highly-restrictive policies that have all but rendered vehicle pursuits rare in those jurisdictions, generated a fairly heated discussion among cops. Jim and Doug read some of the comments and offer their thoughts
Jun 24 2016
12 mins
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Rank #7: Why stop and frisk is paramount to officer safety

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Critics of the so-called “Stop and Frisk” have effectively ended the practice in places like New York City. But the fact is that when an officer conducts a field interview or makes contact with an individual who they reasonably suspect to possess a weapon, conducing that search is an officer safety issue. The tactic has been held to be Constitutional in the 1968 case Terry v. Ohio, which was based on a stop conducted by Cleveland Police Department Detective Martin McFadden. Jim and Doug discuss how the tactic is used, and consider ways to better educate the public that it’s not a matter of police arbitrarily stopping people on the street, but based on the officer’s articulable observations.
Mar 14 2016
13 mins
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Rank #8: What the FBI's new report confirms about active shooters

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In late June, the FBI released what it called "Phase Two" of the agency’s ongoing examination of active killer events that took place between 2000 and 2013. In Phase One of the study, researchers focused on the circumstances of the active shooting events — location, duration, and resolution of the attacks — but did not attempt to identify the offenders’ motives or any “observable pre-attack behaviors.” In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss how the report confirmed a lot of the conclusions about these attackers that most police officers already suspected, and why the public should be the primary audience for this particular document.
Aug 11 2018
11 mins
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Rank #9: What does it take to be a good police leader?

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Police officers at the line level can demonstrate leadership just as much as the chief in the big office. In fact, line level officers and their immediate supervisors are the raw materials from which the most visible forms of police leadership are formed. What does it take to turn street leadership skills into promotions in rank and responsibility? Jim and Doug discuss the traits of a good leader, no matter what rank they’ve attained.
Jan 19 2018
13 mins
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Rank #10: Should cops be allowed to have tattoos?

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Increasingly it would seem that the general public has a higher level of tolerance of visible tattoos on officers than many police leaders do. When in uniform, cops are (according to most policies) supposed to all have a “uniform” appearance — no additional or special adornments. Jim and Doug discuss no-tattoo policies, as well as the rare cases when police officers get tattoos indicating participation in things like a fatal OIS or other sensitive incidents.
May 13 2016
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Rank #11: 4 troubling trends that affected law enforcement in 2016

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As we wind down 2016, we reflect on all of the events and trends which made headlines and shaped the national conversation about law enforcement. In this special end-of-year Policing Matters podcast, Jim and Doug discuss four things they identify as the biggest trends of the year: the increase in the number of opioid deaths (which now exceeds the number of homicide deaths), the number of peaceful protests which turned into violent riots this year, the trend of increased crime in cities where cops are pulling back from proactive policing, and the spike in ambush attacks on LE in 2016. As always, if you have topic suggestions for the podcast, email us at policingmatters@policeone.com.
Dec 23 2016
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Rank #12: What's the best policy for police pursuits?

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For 100 consecutive weeks, Jim and Doug have cranked out podcast segments on topics as varied as suicide by cop, stop and frisk, Apple vs. the FBI, officer suicide, gang injunctions, and "contempt of cop." They've also covered some lighter topics, assembling lists of their favorite police books, as well as best cop movies and cop shows on TV. In this 100th podcast segment, Jim and Doug revisit the topic that generated the most listener feedback: vehicle pursuits.
Nov 17 2017
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Rank #13: How Utah v. Strieff will affect cops

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The Supreme Court recently ruled that if an officer makes an illegal stop and then discovers an arrest warrant, the stop and its fruit will not be excluded in court. Jim and Doug discuss how Strieff pokes a hole in the long-held doctrine that police and prosecutors cannot benefit with “the fruit of the poisonous tree” and how it impacts police interpretation of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure doctrine, and the accompanying exclusionary rule.
Jul 29 2016
5 mins
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Rank #14: How cops can make themselves more promotable

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Jim and Doug offer key tips for making the jump up to the next level in the chain of command.
Apr 11 2016
12 mins
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Rank #15: Tips for getting assigned to a specialized unit

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A fair number of officers eventually want to get out of a squad car and into a maritime unit, or onto a horse, or in the saddle of a bicycle. Jim and Doug discuss how those units differ from patrol, and offer some keys to successfully making the transition to a specialized assignment.
Aug 05 2016
8 mins
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Rank #16: Why officers should regularly shun 'screen time'

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Too often, when we get off work and out of whatever uniform we wear during the day (or night, depending on your assigned shift), one of the first things we do is to plop ourselves in front of a screen of some kind. We open up the laptop, the tablet, or even our phone, and voluntarily allow ourselves to be assaulted by millions of relentless pixels. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the benefits of "unplugging," such as strengthening interpersonal relationships, reducing overall stress, and increasing emotional intelligence. Unplugging can even lead to better physical fitness and weight loss.
Dec 07 2018
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Rank #17: Breaking down 'broken windows'

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Enforcing laws that address citizens’ quality of life has had a historically positive impact in preventing more serious crimes in areas not already rife with violence and lawlessness. For decades, the concept of Broken Windows Policing has successfully prevented increases in crime — in fact, it has been credited with widespread reduction in crime — in cities across the United States. Jim and Doug discuss the political pressure to draw back from this method of policing.
Sep 30 2016
12 mins
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Rank #18: In what direction does the First Step Act lead us?

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Proponents of the First Step Act — a bipartisan law aimed at reforming the criminal justice system — say it would significantly improve the prison system. Opponents say there are loopholes that would allow dangerous criminals with a high probability to reoffend to be released from prison. The text of the law says that the BOP would adopt a risk assessment tool, assess all federal prisoners for their risk of recidivism, and categorize them as minimum, low, medium, or high risk. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the First Step Act.
Jan 11 2019
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Rank #19: The DOJ, states’ rights, and legalized marijuana

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Under federal law, marijuana is illegal. Meanwhile, 30 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational use. This discord puts the Justice Department in a legal bind. Under President Obama, Deputy Attorney General James Cole drafted a memo saying that the Feds would defer to state and local agencies to enforce their own marijuana laws, with federal involvement directed only at drug cartels and activity in states where pot was still illegal. But in the first week of 2018, the mainstream media reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to lift those Obama-era restrictions on Federal enforcement of drug laws in jurisdictions that have voted to legalize marijuana. However, Sessions stopped short of directly encouraging U.S. prosecutors to bring marijuana cases. Jim and Doug discuss the ramifications of the new position of the DOJ.
Jan 12 2018
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Rank #20: How Antifa puts police and the public in peril

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Antifa are known for violent demonstrations, with rioters dressed in all black and armed with clubs, bats, and even Molotov Cocktails. They are highly organized — more organized than it may appear on the surface — as they plan their violent attacks. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss how Antifa is really anti-government and not anti-Fascist.
Dec 22 2017
11 mins
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