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Hope (Arkansas) Police Department; Montana Highway Patrol

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Hope Police Patch
Montana Highway Patrol Patch

The patch for the Hope, Arkansas, Police Department depicts the city’s oldest building, its 1912 train depot, adjacent to railroad tracks. These serve to represent the commerce and social growth brought to Hope’s downtown area by the railroad since 1875, the year the city was established. The patch also proudly indicates that Hope is the birthplace of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.

The Montana Highway Patrol patch was adopted in 1956 as a tribute to the Vigilantes, the first law enforcement group in the Montana Territory. The Patrol star with the state seal is at the center of the patch, above the Vigilante code, “3-7-77.” Around 1863, the Vigilantes began using the code as they sought to bring peace to the territory. To this day, its true significance remains a mystery.


Table of Contents

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Responding to Persons with Mental Illness
Encounters with individuals with mental illness present unique challenges for law enforcement officers.

By Abigail S. Tucker, Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Gregory M. Vecchi, and Samuel L. Browning

Safeguard Spotlight
Ingesting Poison: Adapting to Exposure to Child Pornography

Leadership Moments

Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease
Agencies need to understand how to respond to the unique challenges presented by persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

By Robert Schaefer, M.P.A., and Julie McNiff, M.S.Ed.

Leadership Spotlight
Candor: A Risk You Can Afford to Take

Focus on Ethics
Rethinking Ethics in Law Enforcement

Disclosure in the Modern Age
In this technological age, law enforcement must remember the principles of disclosure and discoverability.

By Craig C. King, J.D.

Bulletin Notes

Wanted: Bulletin Honors

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