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Free Training

Every year, 150 police officers are killed in the line of duty in the United States, and every day 150 officers are assaulted. As a result, most officers wish they could get more use-of-force training. But the cost of training, either in video format or in-person, can prove daunting.

Until now. An organization started in 2002 helps bring tactical information and skills to officers who want it. The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), a non-profit charitable [501(c )(3)] corporation, provides free use-of-force training to any officer in the country.

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Safety Tip: Cruiser Tactics

Traffic Stops

Sergeant Benjamin Gatto, military police

When exiting your vehicle on a traffic stop, do not latch your car door. This will allow you to get back into the unit more swiftly in a critical situation.

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Agency Profile: The Albuquerque Police Department

Nestled in the very center of the Southwest lies Albuquerque, N.M., a city of contrasts with many cultures, old-world tradition and new-city tech. With nearly 500,000 people, Albuquerque is the largest city in the state and covers nearly 190 square miles.

Policing this rapidly growing community is the responsibility of the men and women of the Albuquerque police department a progressive agency with quality personnel and a wealth of opportunities for its officers.

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Investigations: The Forensic Autopsy

Previous articles introduced a case involving the driver of a semi-trailer truck with a route that takes him through five different states. Once or twice a year he picks up a young girl a prostitute working a rest stop or a runaway hitchhiker and eventually gets her into the back of his truck. Once there, he chains her up, and over several days repeatedly rapes her and uses small fish hooks to peel the skin from every inch of her body. He keeps the skins as a trophy.

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