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True Crime told by Real Cops
All of the books listed on this page were written (or, co-written) by police officers. These true crime stories are often told by the lead investigator of the case; someone with intimate knowledge of the true crime. Many times, with the help of an experienced writer, these police officers, detectives and investigators can give the reader insight into the crime, the investigation and prosecution of the offender.
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Lavelle Posthumously Nominated to General
The Department of Defense announced today that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John D. Lavelle has been nominated posthumously by the President for advancement on the retired rolls to the rank of general
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Public Safety Technology in the News
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Family Ties Help Wounded Marine
When Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gerardo "Josh" DeAvila was wounded in Marja, Afghanistan, July 10, he was half a world away from home. But he quickly was surrounded by family and friends, due to a strong military family and community. DeAvila, assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion of the 6th Regiment, heard shots fired and then felt what he described as "a baseball bat" hitting him.
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Juvenile sexting is increasing in frequency.1 A recent study found that 20 percent of teenagers (22 percent of girls and 18 percent of boys) sent naked or seminude images of themselves or posted them online.
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Effective Leadership Through Institutional Integrity
Effective leaders understand that uncompromising and rigid institutional integrity ought to be a core value of any law enforcement or intelligence organization.
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The Public Information Officer and Today’s Digital News Environment
Over the past 20 years, the nature of the news media business has changed dramatically. Such innovations as the invention and expansion of 24-hour cable news coverage, camera phones, and Internet applications add to the ever-expanding field of information contributing to news reporting.
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History – Crises and an evolving reserve
The Coast Guard is known for its agility amid the chaos of catastrophe. In many ways, the 8,000 citizen Coast Guardsmen of the reserve have to embody this quality even more than their full-time counterparts.
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'Real Warrior' Loses Leg, Gains New Perspective
With a combat escort at front and rear, Army Maj. Ed Pulido drove a sport utility vehicle into an area of Iraq known as "IED Alley" on his way to Kirkuk from a base northwest of Baghdad. Pulido chatted with the colonel next to him, mostly about going home again, all the while unaware of the roadside bomb lodged in the asphalt directly ahead.
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