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Patch Call: Georgetown University Police Department

The seal of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C., is prominently depicted on the service patch of the campus police department. A vertical, oval-shaped design, the seal features a bald eagle with its wings spread beneath a glowing lyre, grasping a globe with its right talon and a cross with its left. The scroll in the eagle’s mouth bears the words “Utraque Unum,” meaning “both into one.” The seal bears 16 stars, which dates it between 1796, when Tennessee became the 16th state, and 1803, when Ohio was admitted as the 17th state. Georgetown University Police Department officers are commissioned special police vested through the Metropolitan Police Department with full police capabilities on campus property.

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Patch Call: Wise County, Texas, Sheriff's Office

Wise County, Texas, was founded in 1856 and is named after U.S. Congressman Henry A. Wise of Virginia, who had supported Texas’ annexation by the United States. The patch of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office features a large gold star beneath two red banners showcasing the county and state names, respectively. The visually stunning Wise County Courthouse is depicted atop the star. Built in 1896 of pink granite and marble, the courthouse is the third to serve the county since its founding, the first two falling victim to arson. The emblem of the “Lost Battalion” is shown at the bottom of the patch. In March 1942, the battalion’s members—most of whom were from western Texas—survived the sinking of the cruiser U.S.S. Houston and spent the next 42 months as prisoners of Japanese forces.

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Patch Call: Oradell, New Jersey, Police Department

The borough of Oradell, New Jersey, originally was founded as the borough of Delford in 1894. A referendum on November 12, 1920, officially changed the name to a two-part portmanteau—“Ora” honors the Hackensack Indian Chief Oratam, a prominent peacemaker from 17th century New Jersey; and “del” refers to the borough’s initial name. The patch of the Oradell Police Department mirrors the borough seal. A bust of Chief Oratam is at the top, joined on either side by figures representing early European settlers. In the center is a bisected crest—the lower portion shows the Oradell Reservoir and Dam, while the upper part depicts a Gemini space capsule. The latter pays homage to Astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Jr., one of NASA’s original seven astronauts, who grew up in Oradell.

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Patch Call: Woodbury Connecticut Police Department

Woodbury, Connecticut, first was settled in 1659 as part of Pomperaug Plantation, named after the nearby Pomperaug River. The town itself came to fruition in 1673 and was named for its function as a “dwelling place in the woods.” The patch of the Woodbury Police Department prominently depicts the town’s Soldiers’ Monument within the center seal. Flanked by two cannons, the memorial obelisk was erected in 1871 in remembrance of Woodbury’s 65 soldiers who died during the American Civil War. Traversing the patch is U.S. Route 6, referred to as the “Grand Army of the Republic Highway.” Along the route are pictured several of Woodbury’s colonial-era buildings. Today the town is known throughout the state as the “Antiques Capital of Connecticut.”

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Patch Call: Hoover, Alabama, Police Department

The city of Hoover, Alabama, was founded in 1954 by William H. Hoover, Sr., a local insurance salesman and developer, and incorporated on April 28, 1967. Growing from a population of 406, the city today has over 84,000 residents and is the largest suburb of Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city. The Hoover Police Department, founded in 1967, currently employs 166 officers and 62 civilian staff members. The department’s service patch features intricate scrollwork with gold edging at the top and bottom. In the center is a bald eagle with its wings spread over a shield. Within the shield is the Great Seal of Alabama, featuring a map of the state with its major rivers.

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Patch Call: Columbia, Heights, Minnesota, Police Department

Columbia Heights, Minnesota, is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. It was incorporated as a village in 1898, then as a city in 1921. The patch of the Columbia Heights Police Department, designed in 2011 by its staff, features a central shield that depicts the agency’s core values on its edge, echoing the department’s abbreviation—Committed, Helpful, Professional, Dedicated. Within the shield is a capital letter emblem used by other city organizations, along with the date the city and its police department were established. A heraldic bald eagle sits atop the shield, spreading its wings of freedom above the United States and Minnesota flags.

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Patch Call: Bel Air, Maryland, Police Department

The patch of the Bel Air, Maryland, Police Department prominently features the coat of arms of the town it serves. The crenellated mural crown at the top represents Bel Air’s sovereignty as the county seat of Harford County, while the five merlons symbolize the town’s five-commissioner form of government. The green shield in the center denotes the fertile fields of the county, with the tower in the middle symbolizing the town. The two silver pales on either side of the tower represent Bel Air’s location between the silvery waters of Winters Run to the west and Bynum Run to the east. The banner at the bottom marks the year the town was incorporated and the Bel Air Police Department was founded.

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Patch Call: Louisiana State Police

The Louisiana State Police was created in 1936 when the state legislature combined the highway patrol with the bureau of criminal investigation. The shoulder patch of the Louisiana State Police dates back to its founding year. Its patch forms the “boot,” or “L,” shape of the state. The department is one of only four state police agencies nationwide to fashion its patch in the outline of the state it serves. Within the patch is the Louisiana State Seal, featuring a pelican—the state bird—in a nest feeding three of its young. Surrounding the seal are the words “Union, Justice, Confidence,” the state motto

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Patch Call: Asheboro, North Carolina, Police Department

The badge of the Asheboro, North Carolina, Police Department is prominently depicted on the agency’s service patch. The Asheboro city seal is featured in the center. Within the seal is a depiction of a plank road that ran through the city in the 1700s, a prominent church from Asheboro’s early days, and a textile factory. The flags of the United States and North Carolina are shown to the left and right of the badge, respectively. The banner at the bottom displays the date on which Asheboro was chartered—Christmas Day, 1796.

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Patch Call: Watertown, New York, Police Department

In April 1998 the Watertown, New York, Police Department adopted a new shoulder patch coinciding with its research into the city’s past. In the center of the patch is Watertown’s seal, which depicts the Black River, paper mills and factories formerly located along the river bank, and an old steel footbridge. The rope around the seal represents the department’s strong ties to the community and its citizens. Watertown and the department both were incorporated in the year 1869, which is depicted on the patch. Three stars in the white border around the seal stand for the original members of the Watertown Police Department.

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Patch Call: Truro, Massachusetts, Police Department

The town of Truro, Massachusetts, was incorporated in 1709 after being settled nine years earlier by British colonists from the nearby town of Eastham. The area was visited in 1620 by the pilgrims from Plymouth colony on their way to establishing a permanent settlement in the New World. This scene is depicted on the Truro town seal, which is featured on the service patch of the Truro Police Department. In the center, a Wampanoag American Indian chief is shown next to a stalk of corn, the food source which ensured the pilgrims’ survival during their first years. A Wampanoag community is represented by two teepees on the right, while the pilgrims’ ship, the Mayflower, is shown on the left at sea.

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Patch Call: New Providence, New Jersey, Police Department

Though New Providence, New Jersey, was incorporated in 1899 its rich early history is depicted on the borough’s police department patch. Settlers first moved to the area in 1720 and named their new home “Turkey” due to the nearby abundance of wild turkeys. Thirty-nine years later when the balcony of the local Presbyterian Church collapsed during a meeting with no serious injuries the community changed the name of the settlement to reflect their perceived Divine Providence. Bisecting the church and the turkey on the patch is Salt Brook, so named when settlers rebelled against new taxes on salt and dumped their supply into the stream that flows through the community.

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Patch Call: South Portland, Maine, Police Department

The city of South Portland, Maine, was incorporated in 1898 after comprising part of the town of Cape Elizabeth. The patch of the South Portland Police Department acknowledges this important year and depicts Bug Light, located on Casco Bay at the mouth of the Fore River and the entryway to the port of Portland.

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Patch Call: El Paso County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department

The patch of the El Paso County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department depicts three of the many cultures that settled the southwest—the American Indian, Spanish conquistador, and American cowboy. Bordering these representations are banners of the state of Texas’ Lone Star Flag and the seal of El Paso County. As part of the old wild west, El Paso played host to the likes of Pancho Villa, William Bonney (a.k.a. Billy the Kid), and John Wesley Hardin. Today the city and its neighbor across the border, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, have developed into a modern and progressive region, forming the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere.

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Patch Call: Henrico County, Virginia, Sheriff's Office

The patch of the Henrico County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office honors local heritage. Pocahontas symbolizes a prominent figure in early American history. The tobacco leaves depict John Rolfe’s (Pocahontas’ husband) new strain of the plant, which gave the New World its first cash crop and brought prosperity to Henrico and Virginia. The Indian corn on the seal represents the nurturing soil of the local area and the gift of corn to early settlers.

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Patch Call: Coal Valley, Illinois, Police Department

The black-and-white patch of the Coal Valley, Illinois, Police Department prominently features a coal miner standing at the opening of a mine. Coal Valley was incorporated in 1856 and named after the Coal Valley Mining Company, formed locally that year. From its inception to the mid-1870s, the village experienced a coal mining boom, with many other mining companies moving in. Though the mines have been closed since 1942, Coal Valley is proud of its rich heritage.

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Patch Call: Clovis, California, Police Department

Since its incorporation in 1912, Clovis, California, has been known as the Gateway to the Sierra due to its location at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California. The range proudly serves as the backdrop to the Clovis Police Department patch and is depicted above acres of lush forest. Clovis began in 1891 as a freight stop for the railroad and grew to include a lumber mill with a 42-mile-long log flume. The center of the patch depicts the Great Seal of California while a flowing American flag is shown in the foreground.

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Patch Call: Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania

The Quaker figure on the left side of the Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania, Police Department patch represents William Penn, the state’s founder, and his influence on the town’s early development. The nearby tepee stands for home and hospitality, while the crossed arrows symbolize the Delaware Indians and their friendship as the area’s first occupants. The upper section of the patch’s right side depicts the coat of arms and surname of the Evans family—31 of the 66 pilgrims who first arrived from Wales in 1698 held that surname. The white background in the lower section represents how Gwynedd is Welsh for “white fields”—the pilgrims found the area blanketed with snow upon arrival. The lamp of learning honors the educational facilities in Lower Gwynedd Township, and the black cross respects the community’s houses of worship.

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Patch Call: South Euclid, Ohio, Police Department

The patch of the South Euclid, Ohio, Police Department resembles a shield, which provides defense for officers. Within the shield, olive branches depict honor; two shades of blue represent night-and-day protection; an armored fist denotes the power of the law; a sword signifies justice, while lightning bolts allude to rapid response; wings signify peace; and seven stars represent the officers assigned each shift. An encircling yellow border suggests the rising sun and the beginning of new ideals for the department.

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Patch Call: Columbia County, Oregon

Columbia County, Oregon, was founded in 1854 and is named after the Columbia River, which forms the county’s northern and eastern borders. A scene from St. Helens, the county seat, is featured on the patch of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department. The center of the patch depicts the county courthouse, which dates back to 1906. The dark-blue background represents the river, and the green horizontal line is the shore of neighboring Washington state, prominently depicting the Mount St. Helens volcano. The sun rises to the east of the courthouse, as shown, and the trees and green and brown areas represent the timber and agricultural resources of the county.

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Patch Call: Ephrata, Washington, Police Department

The Ephrata, Washington, Police Department’s patch features the shining sun, which represents the city’s location in the Sun Basin of the state’s Columbia Basin area; a lightning strike, for the power generated by local dams; and wheat, which signifies the importance of agriculture to the local economy. The blue background celebrates the blue skies enjoyed in the city.

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Patch Call: Jefferson County, Colorado

The Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office was founded in 1859 and is the largest full-service sheriff’s office in the state. The agency’s service patch symbolizes its western heritage and that of Jefferson County. The black background honors fallen colleagues, the gold lettering symbolizes the gold fever that brought settlers to the area, the blue skies with clouds signify the brilliant canopy of Colorado, the red rocks represent the county’s dramatic rock formations, and the mounted horseman, wearing the dark-green uniform of today’s deputy sheriffs, reminds us of the challenges faced by frontier lawmen.

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Patch Call: Moultrie, Georgia

The city of Moultrie, Georgia, was named after Revolutionary War General William Moultrie in 1859 and is the seat of government for Colquitt County. The patch of the Moultrie Police Department features the official city seal, depicting the historic Colquitt County Courthouse at the top and recognizing the area’s agricultural heritage at the bottom. Each year, Moultrie hosts The Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition, the largest farm show in the United States. The black background and gold trim on the patch honors the school colors of Colquitt County High School, a source of community pride.

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Patch Call: Apache Junction, Arizona, Police Department

The center of the Apache Junction, Arizona, Police Department’s patch features the official city seal. A saguaro cactus represents the Sonoran Desert, and behind it is a depiction of the legendary Superstition Mountains. An arrowhead surrounds the seal, acknowledging Native American influences.

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Patch Call: Campbell County, Kentucky

The patch of the Campbell County, Kentucky, Police Department depicts a representation of the county in its background, complete with a rendering of U.S. Route 27 traversing from north to south. Also pictured are two historic courthouses in the cities of Newport and Alexandria. The seat of government for Campbell County was moved from Newport to Alexandria in 1840, though the prior city was allowed to form its own courthouse district in 1883. As of November 2010, a state court ruled that both cities are county seats, making it one of 34 counties in United States to be dual seated.

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Patch Call: Bowling Green, Kentucky, Police Department

The newly adopted patch of the Bowling Green, Kentucky, Police Department embodies community pride and the agency’s values of service, integrity, and respect. The background symbolizes “the nation’s most patriotic water tank,” located atop Reservoir Hill and visible from miles around the city. The center features Bowling Green’s icon, the Hebe Fountain, named after the Greek goddess of youth and located in Fountain Square Park.

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Patch Call: Flagstaff, Arizona

Nestled 7,000 feet above sea level in the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff, Arizona, is known as the City of Seven Wonders because of its proximity to the snow-capped, 13,000-foot San Francisco Peaks, the Grand Canyon, and numerous other scenic views in northern Arizona. Many of these views are depicted on the patch of the city’s police department. Most prominent is the city’s namesake, a pine tree stripped of its branches to serve as a flagstaff for the American flag on July 4th, 1876. The elk in the foreground represents the serenity and abundant wildlife of the area. Steeped in history and diversity, Flagstaff serves as the seat of Coconino County, the nation’s second-largest county.

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Patch Call: Gunnison, Colorado, Police Department

The patch of the Gunnison, Colorado, Police Department features an eagle—draped by the Colorado flag—symbolizing the nation, as well as liberty and freedom. The Rocky Mountains sit in the background. A w, the largest single letter in the Western Hemisphere, represents Western State College, located in the city. The fields refer to the ranching industry that still thrives in the valley. An elk, Gunnison’s symbol, represents the hunting and outdoor activities the area is known for.

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Patch Call: Wenatchee, Washington

The patch of the Wenatchee, Washington, Police Department prominently features the sun setting over Mission Ridge, a skiing destination in the Cascade Mountains. Directly adjacent are the weathered rock towers of Saddle Rock, a popular local landmark. The Columbia River, which borders the city, is depicted in the foreground along with the Senator George Sellar Bridge and the Riverfront Park bike-loop trail. The year Wenatchee was incorporated, 1892, is shown at the bottom of the scene.

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Patch Call: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation patch consists primarily of the state’s seal. Three pillars supporting an arch are emblematic of the three branches of government—legislative, judicial, and executive. A sentry stands with a drawn sword, defending the state constitution and its principles of wisdom, justice, and moderation. The name of the agency surrounds the seal. The colors of gold and blue represent courage and loyalty.

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Patch Call: Kenneth City, Florida

Kenneth City, Florida, was named after the young son of the local developer who founded the town in 1957. The patch of the Kenneth City Police Department depicts this year in the center below a blue outline of the town hall and a great white heron, representing the area’s abundance of bird life. The surrounding dark-blue crescent symbolizes the waters of the nearby Gulf of Mexico, while the yellow and orange circle represents the rising and setting sun over those waters. Integrity and pride, the motto of the Kenneth City Police Department, is depicted along the sides of the patch.

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Patch Call: Lindsborg, Kansas

The officers of the Lindsborg, Kansas, Police Department display two patches on their duty uniforms. On the left sleeve is the city of Lindsborg seal, prominently featuring the Dala horse. This symbol represents the city’s Swedish heritage, dating back to the late-19th century when Swedish immigrants settled in the area. The right sleeve patch symbolizes the historic downtown and Old Mill Park areas of “Little Sweden U.S.A.,” Lindsborg’s nickname. The flag of Sweden flies over the depicted community, while the wheat along the edges of the patch represents the surrounding agriculture.

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Patch Call: Washington, D.C.

The Metro Transit Police Department is responsible for law enforcement and public safety at transit facilities throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Established on July 4, 1976, through legislation passed by President Gerald Ford and the governing bodies of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, the department is unique in having full local police authority in three different jurisdictions. The patch of the Metro Transit Police depicts the seals of these three jurisdictions along with its founding year.

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Patch Call: Miamisburg, Ohio

The patch of the Miamisburg, Ohio, Police Department prominently displays the city seal surrounded by an outline of the state. The seal depicts the historic skyline of downtown Miamisburg above the Great Miami River, which runs through the area. The gold star emanating from the outline of Ohio illustrates the city’s location and represents its motto: “Ohio’s star city.” The date of Miamisburg’s incorporation, 1818, is at the bottom of the patch.

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Patch Call: Mount Hope, West Virginia

Mount Hope, West Virginia, is known locally as the “Gateway to the Summit,” which references the city’s proximity to the Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, a new high-adventure base for the Boy Scouts of America that will serve as the location for future National Scout Jamborees. The patch of the Mount Hope Police Department depicts this gateway with a fountain—an old landmark in the city, along with the Appalachian Mountains in the background.

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Patch Call: Martinsville, Virginia

The city of Martinsville, Virginia, was named after Revolutionary War General and pioneer Joseph Martin, who first settled in the area in 1773. The patch of the city’s police department prominently depicts a shield encompassing the state of Virginia with a star near the bottom indicating the location of Martinsville. Also featured are the state bird, the cardinal, and the state flower, the dogwood.

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Patch Call: Fairfield, Maine

The patch of the Fairfield, Maine, Police Department depicts three scenes in its center superimposed by an outline of the state. The top exhibits a plow in the “fair fields” of the town, which gave the area its name and prompted its settlement in 1774. On the right is a saw mill and water wheel powered by the Kennebec River, while the left shows a timber being cut by a circular blade, an invention that originated in this famous lumber town.

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Patch Call: Schenectady, New York

The foreground of the Schenectady, New York, Police Department patch depicts the statue of Lawrence the Indian located in the city’s historical Stockade District. A member of the Mohawk tribe, Lawrence encouraged the people of Schenectady to rebuild following the 1690 massacre that nearly destroyed their settlement. The background of the patch depicts this attack, showing a group of Indian raiders outside the stockade on the left and a family of settlers with their house ablaze on the right.

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Patch Call: Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was incorporated in 1764 and grew through the following century to become an industrial center. The patch of the city’s police department bears the unique appearance of an elongated six-pointed star. In its center is the city seal, representing the industry and agriculture that shaped Fitchburg in its early years. The seal’s background depicts Rollstone Hill, which was relied upon heavily for its granite products.

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Patch Call: Havre, Montana

The city of Havre Montana, was named after the French port city of Le Havre after residents elected to change its name from Bullhook Bottoms. The patch of the Havre Police Department depicts the coat of arms of Le Havre. It features a rampart at the top, a lion rampant and two fleurs-de-lis in the middle, branches of oak and olive leaves to the sides, and the Cross of the Legion of Honor and the War Cross at the bottom. Most noteworthy is the salamander in the coat’s center, which was the personal emblem of King Francis I, the founder of Le Havre. The king’s personal motto, translated, “I stoke and extinguish,” references the salamander’s alleged ability to stay alive in flames.

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Patch Call: Sanbornton, New Hampshire

The town of Sanbornton, New Hampshire was granted by the colonial governor to his friend John Sanborn in 1748. He was accompanied by 59 settlers from the New Hampshire towns of Hampton, Exeter, and Stratham. Following its permanent settlement, Sanbornton was incorporated in 1770. The patch of the Sanbornton Police Department features the town seal, which depicts the town library, congregation church, and town hall, all located in the historic district.

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Patch Call: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Police Department

Formed before 1870, the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Police Department serves citizens of the town and students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Its patch shows the town fountain, located in Market Square—the center of the downtown area—near a civil war monument. The county seat of Columbia County, Bloomsburg is its largest community and Pennsylvania’s only incorporated town.

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Patch Call: Clackamas County, Oregon, Sheriff's Office

The patch of the Clackamas County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office features the state’s most recognized landmark—Mt. Hood—climbed more often than any other mountain in North America. The snow-capped peak stands above verdant forests and the Sandy River, which flows from the Reid Glacier on the mountain’s southwest flank and supplies drinking water to nearby Portland. Serving a mix of rural and urban communities spread over a land area almost the size of Delaware, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1845, 14 years before the Oregon Territory became a state.

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Patch Call: Sugar Grove, Illinois, Police Department

The patch of the Sugar Grove, Illinois, Police Department features a group of sugar maple trees. Settled in the mid-1830s, the village received its trees from one of the earliest settlers, P.Y. Bliss, who arrived from Stratford, Vermont, in 1838 with a supply of seedlings. He also established a trading post for early residents and Native Americans. The Bliss residence and trading post now is home for the local historical society and is one of the oldest structures in Kane County, Illinois.

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Patch Call: National City, California, Police Department

The National City, California, Police Department’s patch depicts an eagle, representing bravery, strength, and integrity, atop a shield, symbolizing vigilance and protection. The great seal of California is in the center of the patch. National City’s agricultural history is depicted in the two orchids, the city’s official flower, and the rays of sun surrounding the state’s seal.

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Patch Call: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Police Department

The borough of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, was incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature in 1922 from portions of Franklin Township, the current township of Wyckoff. The patch of the Franklin Lakes Police Department was designed circa 1960 and has retained its original appearance. The upper portion is modeled after the shape of a traditional police officer’s badge, its red, white, and blue background representing the American flag. The lower portion depicts a member of the Lenni Lenape American Indian tribe, who inhabited the region during its Dutch settlement in the mid-1600s.

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Patch Call: Kingsburg, California, Police Department

The Kingsburg, California, Police Department patch uses the national colors of Sweden—blue and yellow—to reflect the city’s rich Swedish heritage. Many of the area’s settlers in the early-1870s emigrated from the Swedish province of Dalarna, origin of the Dala horse, a traditional carved and painted wooden horse statue. A Dala horse is depicted on the right side of the shield at the center of the patch—it also serves as the city’s seal. On the left is the flag of Sweden, and directly below is the city’s motto, “Välkommen,” meaning “welcome.” The ship at the bottom of the patch represents the team mascot of Kingsburg High School, the Vikings.

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Patch Call: Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

The patch of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training incorporates several attributes that denote the agency’s statewide mission. The two stars amidst the agency’s name represent its two primary functions: establishing and enforcing minimum standards and providing training for public safety officers and staff within the state. The Oregon state seal in the center signifies the agency’s cabinet-level role, and the badge format reflects the history and tradition of the agency and those it serves. Each of the colors depicted are significant—gold represents integrity, blue conveys honor, red symbolizes courage, and white embodies peace and sincerity.

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Patch Call: Bethalto Illinois Police Department

The village of Bethalto, Illinois, is located in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area and was incorporated under a special charter in 1869. This charter date is shown below the village seal on the service patch of the Bethalto Police Department. Pictured clockwise in the seal are the old Village Hall—built in 1874—and the control tower of St. Louis Regional Airport, located in Bethalto. A coal train symbolizes the village’s coal mining history, and the Bethalto Arboretum is depicted via the trees and walkway. The hand at the center of the seal represents the Bethalto Spirit organization, a volunteer group working for the betterment of the village.

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Patch Call: Lower Salford Township, Pennsylvania, Police Department

Lower Salford Township, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1741 in modern day Montgomery County, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. The township seal is prominently displayed on the Weissbier-colored patch of the local police department and pays homage to the area’s rich history. The center depicts a Pennsylvania Dutch couple in front of a wheat field—many of Lower Salford’s early settlers were of Germanic descent, and most came from an agricultural background. Above the depiction is the word “gemeinschaft,” which is German for “a sense of community.”

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Patch Call: Vail, Colorado Police Department

The Vail, Colorado, Police Department patch depicts a pristine view of the nearby Gore Mountain Range. The jagged rows of majestic 13,000-foot peaks meet a crisp blue sky and provide a spectacular backdrop for the town and its renowned ski resort, both named after Vail Mountain. Vail was incorporated in 1966 as the base village to the resort, which today is the second largest single mountain ski resort in the United States and among the highest rated nationwide. Over the years, Vail’s population has soared to more than 5,000 residents. The Vail Police Department has grown with it, consisting of over 30 officers and over 30 support personnel.

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Patch Call: Powder Springs, Georgia

The city seal of Powder Springs, Georgia, is prominently featured on the service patch of the local police department. The seal depicts a Confederate and Union soldier sharing water at a pump. The water pump is symbolic of the mineral-enriched seven springs in the city limits that turn the surrounding sand black, like gunpowder. This distinct feature led to the city’s renaming in 1859—it was initially incorporated 21 years earlier as Springville. From the 1850s to the Civil War, the area was widely known as a health resort—some doctors prescribed a trip to the springs to treat kidney and bladder disease.

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Patch Call: Navajo County, Arizona

The patch of the Navajo County, Arizona, Sheriff’s Office has a blood red boundary to signify the loss of Deputy Robert Varner, who was shot and killed on December 31, 1988, while attempting to stop a motorist. The black circle around the large silver star at the center of the patch represents the department’s continued mourning for the lost brother. Within the circle are four gold arrows that signify the bond the sheriff’s office has with three American Indian tribes—the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache—to work together for a common cause. The center of the patch shows the flag of Arizona encompassed by an outline of the state; Navajo County is depicted in silver on the right-hand side of the state. The patch’s background depicts a scene of the White Mountains of Arizona above the high desert area of Monument Valley.

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Patch Call: Cle Elum-Roslyn-South Cle Elum, Washington, Police Department

The Cle Elum-Roslyn-South Cle Elum Police Department has the unique responsibility of providing police services to three cities in Kittitas County, Washington. The department’s service patch honors each of these unique and historical communities. The railroad history of South Cle Elum is depicted at the top of the patch through a locomotive climbing a mountain range. The coal mining legacy of Roslyn is remembered through a coal mine depicted in the center. The logging history of Cle Elum is signified via the logging truck shown on the right. From 1990 to 1995 Roslyn served as the background for the fictional town of Cicely on the TV show “Northern Exposure.”

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Patch Call: Franklin, Kentucky, Police Department

Named after Benjamin Franklin, the city of Franklin, Kentucky, was founded in 1820 and is the county seat of Simpson County. The Franklin Police Department was organized the same year, commemorated on the agency’s service patch. Also featured on the patch is the historic Simpson County Courthouse, built in 1882 and situated on Franklin Square, a local meeting place. On March 1, 1968, music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were married in Franklin.

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Patch Call: Longboat Key, Florida, Police Department

The town of Longboat Key, Florida, is located on a barrier island along the state’s west coast. Incorporated in 1955 it is vibrantly shown at the center of the local police department patch. Atop the island stands a depiction of Hernando de Soto, the Spanish conquistador who discovered the island in 1539. The palm tree and small growth beside it signify the lush island found by the explorers. The seven white figures directly above represent sailors manning a longboat—the town’s namesake—from their sailing ship. The patch’s yellow outer circle embodies the bright Florida sun, while the blue inner circle signifies the Gulf of Mexico.

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Patch Call: German Township (Montgomery County), Ohio, Police Department

German Township in Montgomery County, Ohio, is one of five townships statewide with the same name. The city of Germantown is its respective municipality and home to the German Township Police Department. The department’s service patch depicts the township logo, representing a friendly rural community at the bottom and showing spacious farmland and a local dam at the top. The area first was organized in 1803 by German-speaking settlers from Berks County, Pennsylvania—this founding year is shown at the center of the patch.

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Patch Call: Virginia Division of Capitol Police, Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Division of Capitol Police is the first organized policing agency in America. Its roots originate in 1618 at the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown. Based today in Richmond, the agency has evolved with the state’s seat of government over the past 396 years. The official seal of Virginia is depicted atop the agency’s service patch. The seal features a female figure representing virtue standing over a fallen male figure representing tyranny. The Latin inscription “Sic Semper Tyrannis” translates to “Thus Always to Tyrants.” The Virginia state capitol is depicted beneath the seal as it was originally designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1785. Jefferson modeled the building after the Maison Carrée, an ancient Roman temple in Nîmes, France.

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Patch Call: Sunapee, New Hampshire, Police Department

Sunapee, New Hampshire, is a resort community of 3,365 full-time residents. Over the summer, visitors to nearby Lake Sunapee double the town’s population to nearly 7,000. The word Sunapee is derived from the Algonquian Indian words suna—meaning “goose”—and apee—meaning “lake.” The phrase “Lake of the Wild Goose” is depicted on the patch of the Sunapee Police Department at the bottom of the town seal. The Loon Island Lighthouse, one of three still-functioning lighthouses from the 1890s situated on the lake, is shown center. True to the area’s name, a flock of wild geese is depicted in flight above the lake.

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Patch Call: Stony Point, New York, Police Department

All three depictions on the patch of the Stony Point, New York, Police Department are a reference to the significant role the town played in the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Stony Point, which took place on July 16, 1779, was a quick and daring assault on a British outpost that afforded the Continental Army a major morale victory. The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, sits on the site of the battle and is depicted on the left. A bust of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, the architect of the battle, is shown on the right. At the bottom is a Revolutionary-era building and artillery piece on the Stony Point Battlefield adjacent to the Hudson River.

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Patch Call: Georgetown, Massachusetts, Police Department

Georgetown, Massachusetts, a distant suburb of Boston’s North Shore, was incorporated in 1838, though first settled almost 200 years earlier as a part of the town of Rowley. The Georgetown Police Department was established in 1929, and its motto, “Serving Our Community,” can be seen on its officers’ service patch. The trolley that served Georgetown from 1886 to 1940 is prominently depicted as traveling over a tall trestle that no longer exists. The trestle’s former location is marked today by a housing complex.

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Patch Call: Vienna, Virginia, Police Department

The town of Vienna, Virginia, is located approximately 12 miles east of Washington, D.C., and is home to over 15,000 residents. Incorporated in 1890, the area comprising the town first was permanently settled in 1754. The patch of the Vienna Police Department features the town seal at its center, which depicts a family looking forward with hopeful vision, brightened by a radiant sunrise. Above them is foliage from one of Vienna’s many tree-lined streets, and behind them is the American flag.

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Patch Call: Gorham, Maine, Police Department

The Gorham, Maine, Police Department patch prominently illustrates the historic fort in which early settlers found safe refuge during the French and Indian War. The Great Seal of Maine is shown below, depicting a farmer leaning on a scythe on the left and a sailor leaning on an anchor on the right. They represent Maine’s strong agricultural and seafaring heritage. The moose at the center of the seal represents Maine’s wildlife, while the adjacent pine tree is the symbol for Maine, nicknamed “The Pine Tree State.”

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Patch Call: Wake Forest, North Carolina, Police Department

The patch of the Wake Forest, North Carolina, Police Department prominently displays the state flag in its center bordered by the department’s core values—Courage, Honor, and Integrity. The black background with gold trim and lettering are recent changes brought about to match the redesign of the department’s service vehicles. In 2012, the department won the grand prize in the International Police Vehicle Design Contest sponsored by Law and Order magazine.

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Patch Call: Evart, Michigan, Police Department

The Evart, Michigan, Police Department patch symbolizes the pride and heritage of the community it serves. The wildcat depicted at the top is the mascot of Evart High School. The center crest represents the economic strengths of the city—hunting, outdoor recreation, farming, and industry. Surrounding the crest is a tribute to Evart’s once-thriving logging industry, which was largely responsible for the city’s founding in 1872.

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Patch Call: Anoka County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office

The patch of the Anoka County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office represents the unique qualities of the area it serves. The oak tree on the left symbolizes the county’s suburban development and pleasant communities, while the skyline signifies its relationship with nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul. The two rivers—the Rum and Mississippi—denote the city of Anoka, founded in 1844 at the site of their confluence. The jack-o-lantern also represents the city, which is the self-proclaimed “Halloween Capital of the World” because it hosted one of the first Halloween parades in the United States in 1920. The cattails and corn on either side of the two rivers symbolize the undeveloped, recreational, and agricultural areas of Anoka County.

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Patch Call: Wetumpka, Alabama, Police Department

The crest of Wetumpka, Alabama, is displayed on the service patch of the city’s police department. The arrowhead at the center represents the city’s early American Indian heritage, as does the face directly above. The city’s name comes from a Creek Indian word meaning “rumbling waters,” a reference to the nearby rapids in the Coosa River. Within the arrowhead, the river is shown below the historical Bibb Graves Bridge. Also shown is a fleur-de-lis, representing Wetumpka’s French settlement from 1714 to 1763. Surrounding these symbols are the six flags under which the city was historically governed.

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Patch Call: Dorchester County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office

Dorchester County, Maryland, was founded in 1669 on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The county’s government seal, depicted on the service patch of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, includes a crab at the top, a waterman on the left, and a farmer on the right. These represent the county’s two main sources of income: fishing and farming. Clockwise from the top left, the center shield depicts a sailboat, a cog, a display of the water and sky, and a cross. These items reflect the county’s association with water sports; industry; the waterways that surround it; and, dating back to its founding, the Roman Catholic Church.

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Patch Call: Easton, Connecticut, Police Department

The patch of the Easton, Connecticut, Police Department depicts a vista featuring the Easton Reservoir and Easton Dam. The town is well-known for its large reservoirs and watershed areas, which provide drinking water to the state’s largest city, Bridgeport, and its surrounding towns. The outdoor scene is flanked by the American flag on the left and the Connecticut state flag on the right. At the bottom is the year 1937, when the department was established.

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Patch Call: Monterey, California, Police Department

The patch of the Monterey, California, Police Department reflects the rich history and diverse culture of the city it serves. Located on central California’s Pacific coast, the area surrounding Monterey first was explored by a Spanish expedition in 1769 and settled the following year. Following its independence in 1821, the city was ceded to Mexico, then acquired by the United States in 1846. The center of the patch depicts Colton Hall, where, on October 13, 1849, the state’s first constitution was drafted and signed. The scales of justice at the bottom of the patch symbolize the Monterey Police Department’s commitment to fair and unbiased administration of the law. The rope that surrounds the patch evokes both Monterey’s maritime history and the vaqueros and cowboys who lived in the area when the city was incorporated in 1890.

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Patch Call: Philomath, Oregon, Police Department

At the center of the Philomath, Oregon, Police Department patch is the historic main building of Philomath College, today the Benton County Historical Museum. The college, open from 1865 to 1929, derived its name from two Greek words meaning “lover of learning.” The city of Philomath grew around the campus, sharing its name, and was incorporated in 1882. Through much of the 20th century the city was a major logging and lumbering center, represented via the cluster of trees on the police department patch. Above the trees and building is a silhouette of Marys Peak, the tallest mountain in the Oregon Coast Range, located 15 miles southwest of Philomath.

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Patch Call: Springfield Township (Montgomery County), Pennsylvania, Police Department

Springfield Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is one of nine townships statewide with the same name—one of these, in neighboring Delaware County, is only 22 miles away. The service patch of the Springfield Township Police Department depicts the official township seal, adopted in 1976 and worn by local officers ever since. The center of the patch features an outline of the Penn family shield; inside, the hand of William Penn, on the right, is shown linked in friendship with that of an American Indian, on the left. A sheaf of wheat is depicted in the lower left, representing early farming and the milling industry. The crossed shovel and pick in the lower right signify lime and iron ore quarrying. Behind the shield is the Penn Oak Tree, which stood in the area for 339 years until December 10, 1975. The township’s founding year, 1681, is featured at the base of the tree.

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Patch Call: Summit County, Colorado, Sheriff's Department

The Summit County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office was established in 1861 by a local gold prospector who doubled as sheriff. Located in the county seat of Breckenridge, the sheriff’s office today has 73 employees across five divisions. Its service patch features a seven-point gold star with the Colorado State Seal in the center. At the top of the seal is the “Eye of Providence,” enclosed by a triangle emanating rays. Below the eye is a Roman fasces—a bundle of rods and a battle ax bound together—along with a heraldic shield. The top half of the shield depicts three snow-capped mountains with clouds above them; the lower half shows a pick and sledgehammer crossed on a gold background. The scroll at the bottom features the state motto, Nil sine numine, meaning “Nothing without the deity.”

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Patch Call: Atlanta, Georgia, Police Department

The Seal of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, was adopted in 1887, just 23 years after the city was captured and burned by General William T. Sherman’s forces during the Civil War. It stands as an enduring symbol of courage, vision, and selflessness and prominently is featured on the service patch worn by Atlanta Police Department officers. A phoenix is pictured rising from the flames of its destruction; the Latin term “resurgens,” shown above the mythical bird, appropriately means “rising again.” The dates on either side of the seal represent the city’s incorporation in 1847 and its reconstruction in 1865.

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Patch Call: Central Arizona Project Protective Services Department

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the largest and most expensive aqueduct system ever built in the United States. The 336-mile system delivers about 490 billion gallons of water from the Colorado River to central and southern Arizona each year, serving more than 5 million people—over 80 percent of the state’s population. CAP Protective Services agents are certified state peace officers tasked with safeguarding the project, its employees, and the public. Their service patch depicts the meandering CAP aqueduct transporting Arizona’s water, surrounded by a cactus, desert, mountains, and blue sky, all of which reflect the state’s natural beauty. An outline of the state frames the illustration.

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Patch Call: Washington State Patrol

The Washington State Highway Patrol was created on June 8, 1921, and initially consisted of six motorcycle patrolmen assigned to police 3,119 miles of roadway (only some of which was paved). Renamed the Washington State Patrol in 1933, this internationally accredited agency now employs over 2,400 troopers and civilian employees and patrols more than 7,000 miles of state highways. The blue and gold service patch of the Washington State Patrol has been in continuous use since 1954. It first was designed in 1953 for the state’s territorial centennial and, due to its immediate popularity, was slightly altered the following year to remove the centennial dates and include the Washington state seal, featuring a portrait of George Washington.

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Patch Call: Florence, Kentucky, Police Department

The city of Florence, Kentucky, is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area and was incorporated on January 27, 1830. The patch of the Florence Police Department features a navy blue and gold flag blowing in the wind, signifying a city on the move. Initially, the area was called Crossroads, owing to the convergence of several routes from the nearby towns of Burlington and Union. By 1821, it was renamed Maddentown; then, Connersville 7 years later; and, finally, Florence because another Connersville existed 54 miles away. With almost 32,000 residents today, Florence is the second-largest city in northern Kentucky and one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. The city’s most prominent landmark is a nationally renowned 135-foot water tower proudly painted with the words “Florence Y’all.”

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Patch Call: Blue Ash, Ohio, Police Department

The city of Blue Ash, Ohio, is a suburb of Cincinnati and first was settled in 1791. The service patch of the Blue Ash Police Department depicts the Ohio state flag at the top, the city seal in the center, and an American bald eagle with the Union Shield at the bottom. Inside the blue and white city seal is an adult and child walking under a blue ash tree with a building in the distance. The motto of Blue Ash, “City of Choice,” is featured on the seal’s border. The patch’s rope edging, department name, and eagle are stitched in either metallic silver or gold thread depending on the rank of the officer—investigators and patrol officers wear the silver-lined patch, while sergeants and above sport the gold-lined version.

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Patch Call: Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department

The patch of the Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department prominently depicts the Seal of the City of Norfolk. Adopted in 1913 the seal’s outer border gives a brief history of Norfolk’s evolution from a town in 1682 to a borough in 1736 and then a city in 1845. The top half of the inner circle consists of a ship under full sail, typifying maritime commerce and the city’s rich naval history. The bottom half depicts a field with a plow and three sheaves of wheat, representing agriculture. The Latin motto bordering the circle reads “Et terra et mare divitiae tuae crescas,” which translates as “May you increase your wealth on land and sea.”

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Patch Call: Sanford, Maine, Police Department

The city of Sanford, Maine, which includes the village of Springvale, is situated on the Mousam River in the state’s southernmost county. First settled in 1739 and established as a town in 1768, Sanford was rechartered as a city on January 1, 2013. It is named after Peleg Sanford, the colonial governor of Rhode Island from 1680 to 1683. The city is known for its lakes and wooded areas, which at one time were heavily populated by bobcats. These natural features are depicted on the service patch of the Sanford Police Department. The bobcat is the symbol of the department; though difficult to see, it is represented stepping on a mouse.

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Patch Call: Southold, New York, Police Department

The town of Southold, New York, dates back to 1640 and is the first English settlement on Long Island. The Southold Police Department service patch features the town seal in its center, depicting the symbol for the British pound sterling, a reference to William Alexander, First Earl of Stirling, who was granted ownership of Long Island by King Charles I. Behind the seal on the upper left is the Royal Coat of Arms, representing the town’s English heritage. The lower left depicts a ship's wheel, symbolizing the town’s dependence on and relationship with the sea. The right side of the patch contains the 13 stars and stripes of the first American flag. The banner in the lower portion of the patch proudly proclaims Southold’s founding year.

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Patch Call: New College of Florida and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus Police

The Campus Police Department in Sarasota, Florida, proudly serves the New College of Florida and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The two schools are located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, 60 miles south of Tampa, and share campus law enforcement services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Campus Police Department uniform patch prominently features the Great Seal of the State of Florida. Within the seal, a Seminole woman spreads hibiscus flowers by a shoreline near two Sabal palmettos, Florida’s state tree, while in the distance a steamship sails toward rays of sunlight.

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Patch Call: Westwego, Louisiana, Police Department

The city of Westwego, Louisiana, is a suburb of New Orleans along the west bank of the Mississippi River. The service patch of the Westwego Police Department depicts a fishing trawler, symbolizing a long history of fishermen in the area earning a living on the bayous among cypress trees and swamp wildlife. Below this scene is Louisiana’s motto, “Union, Justice, and Confidence,” which represents the strong bond between the police department and its community. In the late-19th century, Westwego was the location from which the Texas and Pacific Railway Company, compensated by the state, built a railroad into the West. Folklore holds that as travelers departed the station they heard the conductor yell “west we go,” lending the city its name.

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Patch Call: Somerville, Massachusetts, Police Department

The patch of the Somerville, Massachusetts, Police Department gives a glimpse into the long and storied history of the city it serves. The innermost portion of the city’s seal is featured—at its center is the Old Powder House, the oldest stone building in Massachusetts. Built around 1703 as a windmill, it went on to hold the largest supply of gunpowder in the colony and in 1774 was the site of one of the first hostile acts of the Revolutionary War. Beneath the structure is a reference to the area’s purchase from the Pawtucket Indians in February 1639. Somerville was part of Charlestown—the oldest neighborhood in Boston—until 1842, at which point it separated to become a town of its own. Thirty years later, Somerville was incorporated as a city due to its growing population and increasing industrialization.

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Patch Call: Bradford, New Hampshire, Police Department

The town seal of Bradford, New Hampshire, is prominently featured on the service patch of the Bradford Police Department, which serves over 1,600 residents. First settled in 1771 the town was incorporated by the New Hampshire General Court in 1787. This incorporation date is depicted in a banner at the center of the seal. Several of the state’s tallest white pines, which grow in Bradford, are portrayed in the background. These towering monuments of nature exemplify the open forest that once covered most of southern New Hampshire.

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Patch Call: Hickory, North Carolina, Police Department

The Hickory, North Carolina, Police Department has two service patches worn on opposite sleeves of its uniform. The left-sleeve patch features a log cabin surrounded by the Latin phrase “Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum,” which translates to “Never Step Backwards.” The log cabin was known as the Hickory Tavern, and the name of the city arose from the forest of hickory trees around the tavern. The stars-and-stripes-influenced “All-America City” patch worn on the right uniform sleeve honors Hickory’s three-time win of the National Civic League’s prestigious All-America City Award in 1967, 1987, and 2007. The award was founded in 1949 to recognize cities in which citizens, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies work together to meet the community’s needs and solve common problems.

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Patch Call: Richmond, Michigan, Police Department

Richmond, Michigan, first was settled in 1835 by members of an English community in New York State who ventured into the Michigan wilderness determined to carve out a prosperous city. The arrival of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1859 secured the community’s success, and in 1878 it merged with two neighboring settlements to form Richmond. In 1924 a successful Detroit merchant born in Richmond paid tribute to his hometown by erecting its now-historic town clock, prominently depicted on the service patch of the Richmond Police Department, along with four emanating rays showing the city’s location on an outline of the state. The clock features Richmond’s motto—“With time for you”—which has become a logo for the city.

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Patch Call: Mobile, Alabama, Police Department

The patch of the Mobile, Alabama, Police Department depicts the six flags under which the city has existed—clockwise from the top, these are the United States, Spain, the Confederate States, the Republic of Alabama, France, and Great Britain. Mobile was founded in 1702 by French settlers and established as the first capital of the Louisiana Territory. In 1763 France ceded the city and its surrounding territory to Great Britain. Spain captured and claimed Mobile in 1780, though 10 years later it was ceded back to France. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory, and Mobile became a U.S. city. When the State of Alabama seceded in 1861, the Republic of Alabama was briefly formed, then merged into the Confederate States. At the end of the Civil War, Alabama and Mobile rejoined the United States. Today Mobile is the third most populous city in the state, with over 195,000 residents.

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Patch Call: Clearwater County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office

Clearwater County, Minnesota, is home to Lake Itasca, the traditionally accepted source of the Mississippi River. The name “Itasca” is a combination of the Latin words for truth (veritas) and head (caput) and was chosen to designate the Mississippi’s “true head,” or headwaters. The lake and its flow into the river are depicted amongst rocks and majestic pines in the foreground of the service patch for the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office. The center of the patch features the Minnesota state seal enclosed in a gold star.

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Patch Call: Baltimore County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office

The patch of the Baltimore County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office depicts the Wells and McComas Monument, a 21-foot obelisk built in 1873 to honor two members of the Maryland State Militia—Daniel Wells and Henry McComas—who defended Baltimore in the War of 1812. According to legend the two teenage militiamen shot and killed Major General Robert Ross, commanding officer of the British troops near the city, during the Battle of North Point on September 12, 1814. Wells and McComas both fell in battle shortly afterward and are interred beneath the monument that honors them.

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Hallowell, Maine, Police Department

The patch of the Hallowell, Maine, Police Department is based on the city’s seal, illustrating the area’s commerce in the 1800s. In the center of the seal, a train is shown transporting valuable granite. Also, two ships are depicted in the Kennebec River, representing both the shipbuilding industry and the transport of goods that made Hallowell a very active port in central Maine.

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Lynchburg, Virginia Police Department

The City of Lynchburg, Virginia, was founded along the James River in 1786 by ferry operator John Lynch. The patch of its police department depicts a figure holding the scales of justice and a cornucopia, a symbol of nourishment and abundance. Behind the figure is a vase with growth, symbolizing plentiful water, and a train, signifying a transportation crossroads. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains are in the background.

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University of Nevada, Reno Police Department

The background of the University of Nevada, Reno, Police Service’s patch represents Truckee Meadows, a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The state seal, in the center, depicts a partial sunrise behind a mountain range and includes symbols representing the state’s natural resources and heritage of mining and agriculture. The bottom of the patch features the year of the university’s founding.

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New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Police Department

The New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Police Service is built upon the philosophy of community-based policing. The department’s patch proudly indicates that its officers are “working hand in hand with our community.” A set of hands support the town and its river port and complete the maple leaf, a symbol of Canada.

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Gooding, Idaho Police Department

Idaho State Highway 46 runs through the center of the Gooding Police Department patch, as it does the city of Gooding itself. The century-old Gooding Hotel is depicted on the right side of the patch, while the left side depicts the Little Wood River that runs through the city, shadowed by the railroad tracks of the Union Pacific mainline. Above all is the American flag, which stands for the city’s devotion to safeguarding the freedoms of the nation.

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Middleburg Heights, Ohio Department

Sixty years ago, the area encompassing Middleburg Heights, Ohio, was largely farmland. The city’s police department patch, with its red barn and onions in the middle, represents this agrarian past. The modern day office building to the right reflects the area’s growth into a progressive, suburban Cleveland community. The sun and sunbeams in the background are taken from The Great Seal of the State of Ohio, while the American flag at the base represents the city’s deep rooted nationalism.

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North Miami Beach, Florida Police Department

The city of North Miami Beach, Florida, was established in 1926 as Fulford by the Sea. Shortly after its founding, a hurricane destroyed three of the four stone water fountains built at the city’s four corners. The remaining fountain, which still stands, is depicted as a symbol of perseverance on the patch of the city’s police department. The patch also depicts the city’s popular seashore, a palm tree, and the sun with rays, three symbols reminiscent of the Great Seal of Florida.

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Osage City, Kansas Police Department

The patch of the Osage City, Kansas, Police Department prominently references the city’s proud past and brilliant future. One of the city’s famous 6th Street light poles is shown in the center, followed below by strands of wheat, a well-known staple in Kansas. The background depicts a flowing American flag symbolizing national pride, as well as the city skyline with its large water tower. To the right is a representation of the Osage Indian, after which the city is named.

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San Juan County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office

San Juan County, Washington, consists of 176 named islands and reefs located near the state’s northwestern border with Canada. Most of the population resides on the four largest islands, accessible solely by private boat, light aircraft, and the Washington State Ferries. All three modes of transportation are depicted on the patch of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, which patrols about 167 of the islands. Also shown is the rugged shoreline typical of the islands, as well as one of their many nearby straits.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The patch of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) depicts the agency’s seal. The judicial scales at the top are a reminder of TBI’s work to restore justice through investigation. The abbreviation of TBI within the central outline of Tennessee represents the agency’s statewide mandate, as well as its motto of “Truth, Bravery, Integrity.” At the bottom, the flags of Tennessee and the United States are linked to show the necessary interdependence of TBI’s work with other states and federal agencies.

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Merrill, Wisconsin Police Department

Merrill, Wisconsin, is colloquially known as the City of Parks due to its 15 outdoor recreational areas. The nickname is so synonymous with the city that it proudly is displayed on the service patch of the Merrill Police Department. The vista in the center of the patch depicts the historic Lincoln County Courthouse as seen through the trees when entering the city from the South. The patch’s light-blue background symbolizes the Wisconsin River, along which the city was founded in the mid-19th century.

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Cave City, Kentucky Police Department

True to its name, Cave City, Kentucky, is in close proximity to the world’s longest known system of caves, the over-390-mile Mammoth Cave National Park. Visitors to the park fuel the tourism industry on which the city thrives. As such, the patch of the Cave City Police Department pays homage to the caves with the stalactites hanging from above. Also depicted on the patch are the rolling hills of Kentucky and a layout of the commonwealth superimposed by the two men portrayed on the Seal of Kentucky.

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Desert Hawk Fugitive Task Force

The Desert Hawk Fugitive Task Force was founded in 1992 as a joint effort between the FBI’s Phoenix, Arizona, office and local law enforcement agencies to target violent fugitives and repeat offenders for arrest. The task force currently is staffed by two special agents and members of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa Police Department, and Scottsdale Police Department. Its diamond-shaped patch features a vigilant eagle over a background of the sun rising above the desert. The bottom of the patch depicts a set of handcuffs, a symbol of the task force’s great success since its inception.

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Colorado State University Police Department

The patch of the Colorado State University Police Department in Fort Collins features the school’s prominent stone-columned Administration Building as seen from the south end of the Oval, an expansive park one-quarter mile around. The Oval has been a center of activity on the campus since 1909 and is lined with 65 American elm trees, some of which are depicted on the police department patch. A number of other academic and administrative buildings line this green area, the oldest of which was built in 1881, 11 years after the university’s founding.

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Georgia Police Department

The traditionally shaped patch of the Elberton, Georgia, Police Department prominently features the city’s seal in its center. The middle depicts an outline of Elbert County, for which Elberton is the seat of government, along with a smaller outline of the state. The red and white stripes against a blue background with stars embody the patriotic sentiments of the community. At the foreground of the seal is a representation of the city’s churches, courts, and granite industry. Elberton is considered the “Granite Capital of the World,” producing more granite products annually than anywhere else.

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Media, Pennsylvania Police Departments

The borough of Media, Pennsylvania, was incorporated in 1850 and serves as the seat of government for Delaware County. Located 12 miles west of Philadelphia, the borough is one the few areas in the country that has used the same trolley system continuously since the turn of the 20th century. This still-active trolley is depicted on the patch of the Media Police Department alongside the area’s rich Victorian architecture. The depiction also serves as Media’s seal, which proudly states the borough is “Everybody’s Hometown.”

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Illinois Police Department

In the background of the Bartonville, Illinois, Police Department patch is an outline of the state with a star indicating Bartonville’s location. The rocket depicted on the left is the symbol of Limestone Community High School, whose art students designed the patch, while the steel ladle on the right represents the Keystone Steel and Wire Company. The large building at the bottom represents the Peoria State Mental Hospital, opened in 1902 and closed 70 years later.

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Astoria, Oregon Police Department

The Astoria, Oregon, Police Department was instituted in 1879 and is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the western United States. The patch of its police department prominently depicts the Astoria Column, built in 1920 to commemorate the end of the railroad in the West. The column, which overlooks the city, is modeled after Trajan’s column in Rome. In the background is a section of the Astoria-Megler Bridge.

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Closter, New Jersey Police Department

Closter, New Jersey, was settled in 1704 and was incorporated as a borough 200 years later. Its police department patch depicts a horseman. On November 20, 1776, a farmer witnessed 5,000 British troops landing at Closter Dock on the Hudson River and rode nine miles south to warn the Continental Army at Fort Lee, allowing for the Americans’ successful retreat ahead of the British advance.

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Coalinga, California Police Department

Coalinga, California, was founded in 1888 as “Coaling Station A” for the Southern Pacific railroad. Its history is founded upon the oil derricks depicted on the patch of its police department. Since the late-19th century, the city has played a key role in California’s oil production. Coalinga is located near California’s South Coast Ranges, also depicted on the city’s police patch.

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Manchester, Connecticut Police Department

The interesting shape of the Manchester, Connecticut, Police Department patch resembles a white mulberry leaf, commonly fed upon by the silkworms providing the silk that contributed to the growth, culture, and fame of the town. Named after the major textile center in England, Manchester was the center of the silk industry throughout the 19th and early 20th century.

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Port Aransas, Texas Police Departments

The patch of the Port Aransas, Texas, Police Department prominently features a marlin jumping from the waters of the nearby Gulf of Mexico, representing the city’s popularity with avid sports fishermen. Beach tourists and college students on spring break also flock to Port Aransas annually, increasing the city’s population of 3,500 to as much as 60,000 in the summer months.

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Anson County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s Office

Anson County, North Carolina is located on the southern border of the state and makes up 553 square miles of rural countryside. Established in 1750, the county initially stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. The patch of the Anson County Sheriff’s Office depicts a vast pine forest amidst a wide open, blue sky and one of the rivers that border the county. Also featured is a soaring bald eagle, often found along the area’s rivers.

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Port Huron (Michigan) Police Department

The Port Huron (Michigan) Police Department was established in 1881 and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Its patch proudly depicts these achievements alongside the historic Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the first of its kind in Michigan. Built in 1829, the lighthouse marks the channel into the St. Clair River from Lake Huron and is still active. Port Huron is considered the “Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes.”

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Estes Park, Colorado, Police Department

The Estes Park, Colorado, Police Department patch highlights the town’s location as the gateway to the 265,000–acre Rocky Mountain National Park. Each summer the park receives over 3 million visitors who tour the majestic and rugged mountain peaks and valleys. The patch features one of the area’s most abundant wildlife species, the 5-point bull elk, with snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the background and the Colorado State seal in the foreground.

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Dixon, Illinois, Police Department

The patch of the Dixon, Illinois, Police Department represents several aspects of the town’s history. Across the top, a white arch symbolizes Dixon’s War Memorial Arch, and white letters state the town’s founding year of 1830. The patch’s border proudly highlights Dixon as the hometown of 40th President Ronald Reagan. Finally, the center graphics display the American and Illinois State fl ags beneath the bald eagle, honoring the state and nation that the department serves.

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Oxford, Pennsylvania, Police Department

The patch of the Oxford, Pennsylvania, Police Department depicts historical landmarks located throughout Oxford. The red building represents the train station that housed the police department from the 1950s until 2009. The tree recalls the 300-year old “William Penn Oak,” located in the center of town. The foreground includes the town clock from Oxford’s business district; its hands remain fixed at 9:11 as a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay, Oregon, is the largest deep-water shipping port between San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. As such, the city’s police department patch illustrates the town’s importance to the West Coast shipping industry. Log ships and tug boats, like those featured in the center of the patch, routinely maneuver through the city’s historical industrial bay.

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Jefferson Township, New Jersey, Police Department

The patch of the Jefferson Township, New Jersey, Police Department centers on the naming of the department’s jurisdiction. The township was incorporated in 1804, the same year as Thomas Jefferson’s recorded inauguration as the third president of the United States. As such, the patch displays a profile bust of Thomas Jefferson, intersecting U.S. and New Jersey flags, and the year 1804.

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San Francisco, California, Police Department

The central emblem on the patch of the San Francisco, California, Police Department depicts a phoenix, a mythological bird. According to ancient mythology, a phoenix’s tears have magical healing powers, and the creature experiences rebirth from its own ashes after death. Like the phoenix, San Francisco rose from the ashes after a devastating fire and earthquake in 1906. In the gold ribbon below the graphic reads the city’s motto, which translates to “Gold in Peace, Iron in War.”

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s patch displays a replica of the state’s official seal. The center shield features a bald eagle, a grizzly bear, and a crescent moon. Two more grizzly bears representing courage and strength stand on a scroll inscribed with the motto, “Service and Protection.” The helmet illustrates state sovereignty, and the circular band and buckle symbolize the connection between the state and federal governments.

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Lacy Lakeview, Texas, Police Department

The patch of the Lacy Lakeview, Texas, Police Department has a blue background, representing awareness, persistence, and justice; the red letters reflect bravery and resilience; and the white circle indicates purity and innocence. An olive branch surrounds the city’s emblem. The red and white star symbolizes the department’s commitment to its community.

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Clinton, Connecticut, Police Department

The Clinton, Connecticut, Police Department patch prominently displays the town’s official seal, which includes an eagle, an anchor, two flintlock rifles, and a military drum. In the center of the seal, two small images highlight the industries that first supported the town’s early population: a plow, symbolizing agriculture, and a fish, illustrating the fishing community. The year 1939 indicates the date when the Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation to establish the town’s police department.

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Hoonah, Alaska, Police Department

The patch of the Hoonah, Alaska, Police Department honors many natural wonders of the city and surrounding areas. Hoonah and nearby Chicagof Island have the highest per-capita grizzly bear population of any city in the world, hence the one in the center. Eagle and raven totem poles honor the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes. The snow-capped mountains capture the scenic landscape of Chicagof Island, and the water beneath them depicts the inland passage to the Pacific Ocean. The fishing boat at the bottom recognizes the importance of the local fishing industry.

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Aberdeen, Maryland, Police Department

The Aberdeen, Maryland, Police Department patch focuses on the Maryland state seal as the central image. The graphic displays the farmer and the fisherman, symbols of Maryland’s primary industries during colonial times, standing on either side of the coat of arms for Cecilius Calvert, the 2nd Lord of Baltimore. Calvert was an English colonizer and the first proprietor of Maryland. The banner below the seal displays the Latin motto “Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine,” which translates to “Manly Deeds and Womanly Words.”

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Edina, Minnesota, Police Department

The patch of the Edina, Minnesota, Police Department shows the rich history and traditions of the town that the department serves. The central image displays the city’s seal, which it adopted in 1974. The seal recalls the Irish and Scottish immigrants who first settled in the community, as well as the mill they used to process their crops. The cloverleaf design that encompasses these symbols follows the general pattern of the city’s major highways. Below the image, the patch displays 1888 as the city’s year of incorporation.

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Talladega, Alabama, Police Department

The Talladega, Alabama, Police Department’s patch reflects the city’s heritage and honors the Creek Indians. Talladega is a Creek Indian word, which translates into English as “border town.” Prior to the town’s incorporation, it served for hundreds of years as a Creek Indian village.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the oldest capital in the United States. On the patch of its police department, the shield depicts the castle from Juan de Onate, Spanish conquistador and explorer; the lion representing Diego de Vargas, who recaptured the city from the Pueblo Indians; and the Mexican Eagle.

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Lake City, South Carolina, Police Department

The patch of the Lake City, South Carolina, Police Department is in the shape of the state and displays the half-moon and palmetto tree, like South Carolina’s flag. The Challenger space shuttle honors Ron McNair, an astronaut from Lake City. Rays of the sun feature the words “honor,” “justice,” “peace,” “integrity,” and “respect,” character traits of a police officer.

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Gladwin, Michigan, Police Department

At the right of the patch of the Gladwin, Michigan, Police Department, a cedar tree represents the logging industry, as well as the fact that the city of Gladwin originally was called the village of Cedar. The gear represents the industrial nature of the area. Also featured is a silhouette of the state of Michigan with the location of Gladwin identified.

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Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) patch depicts an Osage Indian warrior’s shield crossed by a peace pipe and an olive branch, derived from the Oklahoma state flag. An eagle, symbolizing vigilance, stands atop the shield, and the microscope and scales of justice on either side represent criminal investigation and criminal justice. The OSBI’s founding year is located beneath the seal.

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Cary, North Carolina, Police Department

The patch of the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department was developed in 1996 by a local artist. The state is depicted in the center of the patch, superimposed by a clock that stands in the city’s historic downtown. The triangle represents the area of the state where Cary is located—between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, known as the Research Triangle Park.

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Hope, Arkansas, Police Department

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.

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Montana Highway Patrol

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.

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Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department

Various milestones in the history of Shreveport, Louisiana, are depicted on the patch of its police department. Flowing prominently at the bottom is the Red River, along which Shreveport was founded in 1833. The trees featured in the center represent the logging industry, and the American eagle symbolizes integrity and freedom. To the right is a profile of the Caddo Indian, who once occupied the local territory.

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Franklin, New Hampshire Police Department

The city of Franklin, New Hampshire adopted its name in 1820 in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Another famous American statesman, Daniel Webster, is depicted on the patch of the Franklin Police Department. Webster was born in 1782 in a section of Franklin that was then part of Salisbury, New Hampshire. His birthplace has been preserved and is a state historic site.

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Ossining (New York) Police Department

The village of Ossining (meaning “stone on stone”), New York, was incorporated in 1813 as Sing Sing. Though the village changed its name in 1901 to avoid confusion with the famous local prison, its police department patch depicts on the upper left the facility’s historic walls. Also shown are the dual arches of a roadway and former aqueduct and a canoe moving down the Hudson River.

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County of Plymouth (Massachusetts) Sheriff’s Department

The County of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was established on June 2, 1685, by the General Court of Plymouth Colony. The patch of its sheriff’s department shows the Mayflower at rest after landing its passengers on Plymouth Rock in 1620. Around the ship is a chaplet of 27 pearls, each representing the municipalities that form the county government.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Departments

Tulsa, Oklahoma, was once known as “the oil capital of the world.” Its police department’s patch, in the shape of a yield sign, includes a representation of the city’s skyline.

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Russellville, Arkansas Police Departments

The patch of the Russellville, Arkansas, Police Department features several symbols significant to the area. These include the arrowhead, atom, landscape, railroad line, ship’s wheel, and cog.

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Granite County (Montana) Sheriff’s Office

The Granite County, Montana Sheriff’s Office is housed in the tower of the county jail, in continuous use since it was built in 1896, depicted in the center of the patch. The flag tied with the yellow ribbon shows patriotism and support for men and women serving in the military. The mountains, blue sky, and green grass represent the area’s beauty and cleanliness.

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Exeter (New Hampshire) Police Department

The patch of the Exeter, New Hampshire Police Department depicts the Exeter Powder House, built in 1771 and used to store gun powder during the Revolutionary War. Exeter served as the “Revolutionary War Capital” of the state, as denoted on the patch. In 1776, the New Hampshire State Constitution was signed in Exeter.

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Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control patch is in the state’s distinct boot-like shape. At the center, the Louisiana seal shows a pelican, the state bird, with its head turned to the left in a nest while feeding its three young.

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Wayland (Massachusetts) Police Department

The patch of the Wayland, Massachusetts Police Department depicts a historic scene. Pilgrims are waving a symbolic white cloth as the East Sudbury Plantation, which later became Wayland, was created.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Cortland

The patch of the Cape Elizabeth, Maine Police Department features the scales of justice and the Portland Head Light. The oldest lighthouse in Maine, it was commissioned by George Washington in 1791 and has guided maritime traffic for over 200 years.

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New York Police Departments

Cortland, New York is called the Crown City because of its location in the center of seven valleys in the middle of the state. The patch of its police department depicts this, as well as the city’s role in importing and exporting items by river. Also featured are three prominent buildings in Cortland.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia Police Departments

The city of Fredericksburg, Virginia is rich in history. The patch of its police department contains many symbols that honor its British colonial heritage and its significant role in America’s past, present, and future.

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Fayetteville, West Virginia Police Departments

The Fayetteville, West Virginia Police Department’s patch has a depiction of the New River Gorge Bridge, the tallest in the Western Hemisphere at 876 feet above the water. It spans the New River, the second oldest, behind the Nile, in the world.

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Reading, Ohio Police Departments

The patch of the Reading, Ohio, Police Department shows a rainbow bridge, the first in Ohio and one of four remaining nationwide. Also depicted are the flags of the United States and Ohio. Below the flags is the city’s seal, which contains the year the community was founded and the German words for “We try our best.”

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Pocatello, Idaho Police Departments

The background of the Pocatello, Idaho, Police Department patch features a depiction of the snow-topped mountains and trees surrounding the city, as well as the year the agency was established. The department’s police badge, in the center of the patch, contains the state seal.

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Yankton, South Dakota Police Departments

Yankton, South Dakota Police Department’s patch reflects the city’s history as the first capitol of Dakota Territory in 1861. The riverboat, chapel, and hospital also serve as reminders of Yankton’s past, as does Discovery Bridge, representing the trek of Lewis and Clark up the Missouri River.

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Merriam, Kansas Police Departments

The patch of the Merriam, Kansas Police Department features a depiction of a train, representing both the beginning and the great success of the city as the town grew upon the arrival of the railroad. To the left of the train is a picture of the Merriam Depot. The tracks still operate today.

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University of Delaware Police Departments

The University of Delaware, in the city of Newark, was established in 1743. The patch of its police department depicts Memorial Hall, erected by citizens as the state’s World War I memorial and listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. It served as the university library from 1924 to 1963 and now houses the Department of English.

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Bradenton, Florida Police Departments

The city of Bradenton, Florida, incorporated in 1903, is located on the south side of Tampa Bay and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Manatee River. The patch of its police department features the United States, Florida, and Bradenton flags, which symbolize the agency’s service to its country, state, and city.

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Ridgetop (Tennessee) Police Department

The patch of the Ridgetop, Tennessee, Police Department features a train emerging from a railroad tunnel, constructed in 1905 and one of the longest self-supporting tunnels in the world. When completed, it opened a direct line between Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville and brought expansion, both in population and economy.

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Jefferson County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office

Jefferson County, Washington, is located in the northwest corner of the state, as well as the continental U.S. The patch of its police department features the Olympic Mountain Range, along with 7,800-foot Mt. Olympus, a majestic old tree, and a river representing any one of the dozens on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Paducah, Kentucky and Berlin, Wisconsin Police Departments

The patch of the Paducah, Kentucky, Police Department depicts Chief Paduke of the Chickasaw Indians, who lived and hunted in the location of the city. Legend has it that he met with George Rogers Clark when the famous soldier visited the area.

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Wisconsin Police Departments

The Berlin, Wisconsin, Police Department patch features the outline of the state with its beautiful hills and sunsets. The city calls itself the “Fur and Leather Capital” because it serves as the home to many such stores, as represented by the large buck.

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Payson, Arizona Police Departments

The Payson, Arizona, Police Department’s patch depicts an elk against the pine tree-covered skyline of the Mogollon Rim, a stunning geographical wonder that stretches for 200 miles across central Arizona. A place of abundant wildlife and a plethora of outdoor activities, Payson sits in the heart of the Rim, which attracts visitors from all over the world to see its panoramic views.

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Toccoa, Georgia Police Departments

Sectioned into four unique squares, the patch of the Toccoa, Georgia, Police Department patch represents the city, state, and nation that the agency protects. The green and white “T” graphic displays the city logo; its shape mimics the picturesque Toccoa Falls illustrated in the bottom left section of the patch. The bottom right depicts another Georgian geographical wonder, the Currahee Mountain, named for the Cherokee word for “stand alone.”

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Starkville (Mississippi) Police Department

The Starkville, Mississippi, Police Department’s patch displays symbols of both United States and state pride. The top image, a bald eagle, recognizes patriotism and courage. The magnolia, Mississippi’s state flower, is depicted in full boom, encircled by double yellow lines that represent the department’s personnel. Finally, the United States and Mississippi flags surround the magnolia to pay homage to the nation and state the department serves.

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Mineral County (Nevada) Sheriff’s Office

Nevada’s official nickname, the “Silver State,” and its unofficial nicknames the “Battle Born State” and the “Sagebrush State” are on the patch of the Mineral County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office. The central emblem contains the sagebrush, the state flower, on the bottom half, and the famous landmark Mt. Grant on the top; a silver circle encases the emblem, which honors Nevada’s rich history with silver mining. The words “Battle Born” at the top recall Nevada’s entry into statehood during the Civil War.

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Officer Victor Ortiz

Officer Victor Ortiz of the New Jersey Transit Police Department pulled an individual to safety just seconds before a train arrived. He jeopardized his life to save someone who wanted to end his own.

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Circle Knife 1

Offenders may attempt to use this circle knife, posing a serious threat to law enforcement officers. The knife has a leather sheath and a metal blade with a plastic grip. Offenders may use it as a key chain or carry it separately as a knife.

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Circle Knife 3

Offenders may attempt to use this circle knife, posing a serious threat to law enforcement officers. The knife has a leather sheath and a metal blade with a plastic grip. Offenders may use it as a key chain or carry it separately as a knife.

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Circle Knife 2

Offenders may attempt to use this circle knife, posing a serious threat to law enforcement officers. The knife has a leather sheath and a metal blade with a plastic grip. Offenders may use it as a key chain or carry it separately as a knife.

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Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial 1

The Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial opened in Santa Ana, California, in 1986. The monument originally honored 26 fallen officers, beginning with the first Orange County peace officer, killed in 1912.

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Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial 2

The blue laser over the Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial represents “The Thin Blue Line.”

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Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial 3

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens speaks at the 2016 Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. Photo provided by Miguel Vasconcellos.

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Officer Jamie Mudge

Officer Jamie Mudge of the FBI Police in Clarksburg, West Virginia rescued eight people—including adults and young children—stranded in a river, swimming against a strong current to offer assistance.

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Coin Key Chain

Offenders may attempt to use this weapon against law enforcement officers. The metal coin appears to be a normal silver dollar key chain, but houses a knife, which may vary in style and type of blade.

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Mr. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Mr. Stephen Brooks Leave FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (left), and Mr. Stephen Brooks leave FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., on an important “assignment.” Mr. Zimbalist, as Inspector Lew Erskine, and Mr. Brooks, as Special Agent Jim Rhodes, play the leading roles in the new ABC television series, “The FBI,” which is scheduled for viewing in color by the TV public beginning September 19, 1965.

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Officer Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan of the Arlington, Massachusetts Police Department helped save a man’s life by administering CPR after the man went into cardiac arrest during a men’s hockey league.

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Key Chain

Law enforcement officers must be aware that offenders may attempt to use this item against them. This weapon appears to be a key chain, but houses a blade and bottle opener.

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Lighter Knife

This working lighter conceals an automatic knife. Offenders may attempt to use such a weapon against law enforcement officers, posing serious safety concerns.

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Officer Pat Hopkins

Officer Pat Hopkins, Corporal Brett Kikendall, and Corporal Kevin Clinton of the Gainesville, Florida Police Department together saved the life of an adult woman with a disability who was trapped in a house fire.

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Corporal Brett Kikendall

Officer Pat Hopkins, Corporal Brett Kikendall, and Corporal Kevin Clinton of the Gainesville, Florida Police Department together saved the life of an adult woman with a disability who was trapped in a house fire.

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Corporal Kevin Clinton

Officer Pat Hopkins, Corporal Brett Kikendall, and Corporal Kevin Clinton of the Gainesville, Florida Police Department together saved the life of an adult woman with a disability who was trapped in a house fire.

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Photo from the Archives Officer with Girl and Puppy

This photo appeared in the August 1965 issue in an article titled “Improve Your Department’s Image—With a Good Annual Report.” The caption read, “Information relating to humane treatment of animals and the department’s work with children adds appeal and public interest to annual reports.”

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Improvised Shotgun

This handmade weapon does not appear threatening. It may present as a hidden danger because applied pressure could discharge the loaded shotgun shell. An unknown subject discarded this item at a driver’s license checkpoint in Cottonwood, Alabama, in 2015.

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Improvised Shotgun

This handmade weapon does not appear threatening and does not resemble a firearm. It may present as a hidden danger because applied pressure could discharge the loaded shotgun shell. An unknown subject discarded this item at a driver’s license checkpoint in Cottonwood, Alabama, in 2015.

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Improvised Shotgun Firing Pin

This handmade weapon does not appear threatening. It may present as a hidden danger because applied pressure could discharge the loaded shotgun shell. An unknown subject discarded this item at a driver’s license checkpoint in Cottonwood, Alabama, in 2015.

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Improvised Shotgun With Shotgun Shell Inserted

This handmade weapon does not appear threatening. It may present as a hidden danger because applied pressure could discharge the loaded shotgun shell. An unknown subject discarded this item at a driver’s license checkpoint in Cottonwood, Alabama, in 2015.

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Officer Steve Walter

Officers Steve Walter and T.J. Jacik of the La Vista, Nebraska Police Department revived a 5-week-old baby who was bleeding from the nose and not breathing.

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Officer T.J. Jacik

Officers Steve Walter and T.J. Jacik of the La Vista, Nebraska Police Department revived a 5-week-old baby who was bleeding from the nose and not breathing.

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Photo from the Archives: Lad Meets the Law, November 1957

A young boy meets a friendly policeman. This photograph, depicting one glimpse of the daily duties of one police officer, portrays a moment in law enforcement and public relations.

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Can Safe

This can safe opens at the bottom to store items inside. Offenders may use cans of various sizes to store weapons; therefore, officers should know about the possible risk such items may pose.

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Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

In an effort to help educate students and young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction, the FBI and DEA unveiled a documentary called Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. in February 2016 before an audience of educational leaders from the region.

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Officer Dustin Clinkscales

Officer Dustin Clinkscales of the Austin, Texas, Police Department performed the Heimlich maneuver on a woman driver he had stopped who was having difficulty breathing and may have been choking, dislodging a piece of food from her throat.

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Book Safe

Offenders may attempt to hide a weapon in a book safe similar to the one pictured. The pages are one solid piece with a pocket hollowed out of the inside. Law enforcement officers must be aware of this potentially dangerous item.

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Officer Ryan Nielsen

Officers Ryan Nielsen and Autumn Soto of the Mesquite, Texas Police Department pulled an unconscious driver who had crashed and was on fire out of his vehicle, putting out the flames and tending to his broken leg.

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Officer Autumn Soto

Officers Ryan Nielsen and Autumn Soto of the Mesquite, Texas Police Department pulled an unconscious driver who had crashed and was on fire out of his vehicle, putting out the flames and tending to his broken leg.

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Money Clip 1

This metal money clip conceals a blade, nail file, and scissors. Offenders may attempt to use it against law enforcement officers.

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Money Clip 2

This metal money clip conceals a blade, nail file, and scissors. Offenders may attempt to use it against law enforcement officers.

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Money Clip 3

This metal money clip conceals a blade, nail file, and scissors. Offenders may attempt to use it against law enforcement officers.

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Money Clip 4

This metal money clip conceals a blade, nail file, and scissors. Offenders may attempt to use it against law enforcement officers.

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Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial 1

Built on the west grounds of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial is the first permanent monument built in the United States to honor all fallen officers of a state.

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Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial 2

Built on the west grounds of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial is the first permanent monument built in the United States to honor all fallen officers of a state.

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Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial 3

Built on the west grounds of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial is the first permanent monument built in the United States to honor all fallen officers of a state.

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Deputy Joseph Trimboli

Deputies Joseph Trimboli and Eric Keyes of the Okaloosa County, Florida Sheriff’s Office rescued a 45-year-old man who was on fire inside his car following a crash, pulling him through a broken window as the car became fully engulfed.

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Deputy Eric Keyes

Deputies Joseph Trimboli and Eric Keyes of the Okaloosa County, Florida Sheriff’s Office rescued a 45-year-old man who was on fire inside his car following a crash, pulling him through a broken window as the car became fully engulfed.

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Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial

Dedicated in 1998, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial is located on the state capitol grounds in Madison.

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Trooper Joshua Kim

Trooper Joshua Kim of the Maryland State Police was on patrol when he saved a man who was trying to commit suicide by climbing over a concrete wall separating a roadway from a river 90 feet below.

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Belt Buckle 1

This item appears to be a belt buckle but actually is a knife blade. The blade folds under the handle, which can be stored in the front of the belt buckle. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon.

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Belt Buckle 2

This item appears to be a belt buckle but actually is a knife blade. The blade folds under the handle, which can be stored in the front of the belt buckle. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon.

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Belt Buckle 3

This item appears to be a belt buckle but actually is a knife blade. The blade folds under the handle, which can be stored in the front of the belt buckle. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon.

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Polk County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Memorial

Dedicated in January 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Memorial pays tribute to the law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners who paid the ultimate price while serving the citizens of Polk County, Florida.

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Polk County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Memorial

Dedicated in January 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Memorial pays tribute to the law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners who paid the ultimate price while serving the citizens of Polk County, Florida.

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Polk County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Memorial

Dedicated in January 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Memorial pays tribute to the law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners who paid the ultimate price while serving the citizens of Polk County, Florida.

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Knife Gun 2

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon. This folding knife is capable of firing a single .22 long rifle cartridge.

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Knife Gun 1

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon. This folding knife is capable of firing a single .22 long rifle cartridge.

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Knife Gun 3

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon. This folding knife is capable of firing a single .22 long rifle cartridge.

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Knife Gun 4

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this unusual weapon. This folding knife is capable of firing a single .22 long rifle cartridge.

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Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial 4

The Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial was unveiled on July 22, 2000. This memorial is a lasting tribute to the sacrifices made by Missoula fallen officers and their families.

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Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial 2

The Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial was unveiled on July 22, 2000. This memorial is a lasting tribute to the sacrifices made by Missoula fallen officers and their families.

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Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial 3

The Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial was unveiled on July 22, 2000. This memorial is a lasting tribute to the sacrifices made by Missoula fallen officers and their families.

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Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial 1

The Missoula Law Enforcement Memorial was unveiled on July 22, 2000. This memorial is a lasting tribute to the sacrifices made by Missoula fallen officers and their families.

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Folding Knife 2

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this small folding knife. This stainless steel item is approximately the size of a credit card and extremely thin and lightweight. Individuals can easily secure the blade close to their body.

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Folding Knife 2

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this small folding knife. This stainless steel item is approximately the size of a credit card and extremely thin and lightweight. Individuals can easily secure the blade close to their body.

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Folding Knife 3

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this small folding knife. This stainless steel item is approximately the size of a credit card and extremely thin and lightweight. Individuals can easily secure the blade close to their body.

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Florida Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Memorial 2

Dedicated in January 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Memorial pays tribute to the law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners who paid the ultimate price while serving the citizens of Polk County, Florida.

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Florida Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Memorial 1

Dedicated in January 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Memorial pays tribute to the law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners who paid the ultimate price while serving the citizens of Polk County, Florida.

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Florida Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Memorial 3

Dedicated in January 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Memorial pays tribute to the law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners who paid the ultimate price while serving the citizens of Polk County, Florida.

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Officer Pierce

Officers Brian Pierce and Ryan Myers of the Cleveland Clinic Police Department helped save an intoxicated man who said he was attempting suicide.

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Officer Myers

Officers Brian Pierce and Ryan Myers of the Cleveland Clinic Police Department helped save an intoxicated man who said he was attempting suicide.

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Inconspicuous Handcuff Key 3

This handcuff key, well-designed for concealment, is approximately ¾ inch in length. With a small clip, the key easily attaches to clothing and has low visibility due to its non-reflective matte. It fits handcuffs manufactured by various companies. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to hide and use this key.

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Inconspicuous Handcuff Key 2

This handcuff key, well-designed for concealment, is approximately ¾ inch in length. With a small clip, the key easily attaches to clothing and has low visibility due to its non-reflective matte. It fits handcuffs manufactured by various companies. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to hide and use this key.

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Inconspicuous Handcuff Key 4

This handcuff key, well-designed for concealment, is approximately ¾ inch in length. With a small clip, the key easily attaches to clothing and has low visibility due to its non-reflective matte. It fits handcuffs manufactured by various companies. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to hide and use this key.

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Inconspicuous Handcuff Key 1

This handcuff key, well-designed for concealment, is approximately ¾ inch in length. With a small clip, the key easily attaches to clothing and has low visibility due to its non-reflective matte. It fits handcuffs manufactured by various companies. Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to hide and use this key.

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Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial 1

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial is located in front of the John W. Bizzack Law Enforcement Complex at the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial 2

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial is located in front of the John W. Bizzack Law Enforcement Complex at the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial 3

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial is located in front of the John W. Bizzack Law Enforcement Complex at the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial 3

A group of officers who recognized the need to memorialize the fallen officers of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, established the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation in 1998.

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Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial 2

A group of officers who recognized the need to memorialize the fallen officers of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, established the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation in 1998.

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Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial 1

A group of officers who recognized the need to memorialize the fallen officers of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, established the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation in 1998.

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Trooper Benavidez

Troopers James Hearne and Ruben Benavidez of the New Jersey State Police performed the Heimlich maneuver on a 13-year-old boy with special needs who was choking and not breathing, clearing the obstruction from the boy’s airway.

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Trooper Hearne

Troopers James Hearne and Ruben Benavidez of the New Jersey State Police performed the Heimlich maneuver on a 13-year-old boy with special needs who was choking and not breathing, clearing the obstruction from the boy’s airway.

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Officer Minor

Officer Kevin Minor of the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department rescued an elderly man with no legs who was lying on the floor having difficulty breathing and who could not escape his smoke-filled apartment.

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Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Salem, Oregon 1

The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated on May 15, 2000. The memorial was moved to the grounds of the new Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon, and was rededicated on May 11, 2006.

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The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated on May 15, 2000. The memorial was moved to the grounds of the new Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon, and was rededicated on May 11, 2006.

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Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Salem, Oregon 2

The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was dedicated on May 15, 2000. The memorial was moved to the grounds of the new Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon, and was rededicated on May 11, 2006.

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Officer Ryan

Officers Shamus Ryan and Aaron Penning of the Rochester, Minnesota Police Department saved the lives of a woman and her five small children who were trapped in an apartment fire.

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Officer Penning

Officers Shamus Ryan and Aaron Penning of the Rochester, Minnesota Police Department saved the lives of a woman and her five small children who were trapped in an apartment fire.

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Deputy Stephen Romanik

Deputy Stephen Romanik of the Chautauqua County, New York Sheriff’s Office worked with a citizen to extract a 28-year-old female who was pinned in her car seconds before it became fully engulfed in flames.

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European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 3

Unveiled in 2011, the European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located at Europol Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, is a steel sculpture created by Hungarian artist Apolka Eros and donated by the National Police of Hungary.

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European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 1

Unveiled in 2011, the European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located at Europol Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, is a steel sculpture created by Hungarian artist Apolka Eros and donated by the National Police of Hungary.

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European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 2

Unveiled in 2011, the European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located at Europol Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, is a steel sculpture created by Hungarian artist Apolka Eros and donated by the National Police of Hungary.

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Trooper William Kirkman

Trooper William Kirkman of the Wyoming Highway Patrol helped free two young children who were pinned in an all-terrain vehicle that had crashed into a creek and were up to their necks in water.

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Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial 1

The Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial, which pays tribute to 270 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is located in St. Paul, at the base of the State Capital Mall.

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Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial 2

The Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial, which pays tribute to 270 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is located in St. Paul, at the base of the State Capital Mall.

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Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial 3

The Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial, which pays tribute to 270 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is located in St. Paul, at the base of the State Capital Mall.

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Sergeant Dave Kromschroeder

Sergeant Dave Kromschroeder of the Richfield, Minnesota Police Department took lifesaving measures to help rescue and revive a 6-year-old girl who was unconscious after falling into a pool during a major winter snowstorm.

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Officer Michael J. Clark

Officer Michael J. Clark of the Santa Rosa, California Police Department pulled a 270-pound man to safety from his burning car after it crashed during pursuit.

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Sergeant Brad Edmonds

Sergeant Brad Edmonds of the Altus, Oklahoma Police Department helped guide to safety two people during a residential fire.

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Sergeant Investigator Joel Heap

Sergeant Investigator Joel Heap of the Elbert County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office rescued his neighbors—including a pregnant woman, her 3-year-old daughter, and two family pets—from a burning home.

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St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department Memorial 2

On October 13, 2012, the St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department Memorial was dedicated during a public ceremony. This monument honoring fallen officers took several years to plan.

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St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department Memorial 1

On October 13, 2012, the St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department Memorial was dedicated during a public ceremony. This monument honoring fallen officers took several years to plan.

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Patrolman Charles Turcotte

Patrolman Charles Turcotte of the Norton, Massachusetts Police Department rescued a woman who was unable to exit a burning car that had crashed.

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Chief Anthony M. Kuklinski

Chief Anthony M. Kuklinski of the Spring City, Pennsylvania Police Department rescued an elderly woman and her son from an apartment fire.

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Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial

The Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial, located in Meridian, was dedicated on May 15, 1998. The memorial stands in a grassy field in front of the Idaho State Headquarters Building, eight miles from Boise.

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Officer Traci Hall

Sergeant Brad Kusmirek and Officers Traci Hall, Kevin Lagos, and Aaron Wolfram of the Hudson, Wisconsin Police Department pulled a man to safety when he was threatening to jump off of a local bridge into the river below.

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Sergeant Brad Kusmirek

Sergeant Brad Kusmirek and Officers Traci Hall, Kevin Lagos, and Aaron Wolfram of the Hudson, Wisconsin Police Department pulled a man to safety when he was threatening to jump off of a local bridge into the river below.

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Officer Kevin Lagos

Sergeant Brad Kusmirek and Officers Traci Hall, Kevin Lagos, and Aaron Wolfram of the Hudson, Wisconsin Police Department pulled a man to safety when he was threatening to jump off of a local bridge into the river below.

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Lexington County, South Carolina

On May 17, 2012, in the Lexington Municipal Conference Center, community leaders, law enforcement officers, families, and friends honored those who lost their lives in the line of duty by dedicating the Lexington County Law Enforcement Memorial.

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On May 17, 2012, in the Lexington Municipal Conference Center, community leaders, law enforcement officers, families, and friends honored those who lost their lives in the line of duty by dedicating the Lexington County Law Enforcement Memorial.

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Officer Gerald Wells

Officer First Class Gerald Wells of the FBI Police in Clarksburg, West Virginia freed a 6-year-old girl from a submerged all terrain vehicle that had crashed in a stream and then stopped her bleeding wound.

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Officer Keysha Bryant

Officers Gary Schoon and Keysha Bryant of the Smyrna, Tennessee Police Department dove into frigid water to rescue a man whose boat was sinking and who could not swim.

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Officer Gary Schoon

Officers Gary Schoon and Keysha Bryant of the Smyrna, Tennessee Police Department dove into frigid water to rescue a man whose boat was sinking and who could not swim.

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California Highway Patrol Memorial Fountain 2

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Memorial Fountain is located at the heart of the CHP Academy in Sacramento. On the day after a CHP officer is killed in the line of duty, a fellow officer rings a memorial bell.

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California Highway Patrol Memorial Fountain 3

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Memorial Fountain is located at the heart of the CHP Academy in Sacramento. The memorial resembles the CHP star-shaped badge with an eagle in the center.

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California Highway Patrol Memorial Fountain 1

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Memorial Fountain is located at the heart of the CHP Academy in Sacramento. The memorial resembles the CHP star-shaped badge with an eagle in the center.

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Corporal Michael Patterson

Corporal Michael Patterson, Deputy Casey Bruce, and Deputy Phillip Smith of the Lee County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department dived into a lake to locate a drowning man who was underwater. The man later passed away.

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Deputy Phillip Smith

Corporal Michael Patterson, Deputy Casey Bruce, and Deputy Phillip Smith of the Lee County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department dived into a lake to locate a drowning man who was underwater. The man later passed away.

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Deputy Casey Bruce

Corporal Michael Patterson, Deputy Casey Bruce, and Deputy Phillip Smith of the Lee County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department dived into a lake to locate a drowning man who was underwater. The man later passed away.

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Law Enforcement Memorial Park - Baldwin County, Alabama

Dedicated on June 15, 2001, the Law Enforcement Memorial Park honors officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.

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Officer Francis Fleming

Officer Francis Fleming of the Jackson, Alabama Police Department revived a man who was unresponsive and not breathing.

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Officer Cindy Romancito

Officer Cindy Romancito of the Gallup, New Mexico Police Department entered a burning car that had driven off the road and freed the driver by cutting the seatbelt with a knife, shortly before the car became engulfed in flames.

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Brighton Police Memorial

After visiting the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., members of the Brighton, Colorado, Police Department decided to build their own monument.

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Deputy Brett Watson

Deputy Brett Watson and Detention Officers Marcus Farley and Matthew Kokernak of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office revived a motorcyclist who had crashed and was not breathing. They were Bulletin Notes recipients in December 2010.

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Officer Marcus Farley

Deputy Brett Watson and Detention Officers Marcus Farley and Matthew Kokernak of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office revived a motorcyclist who had crashed and was not breathing. They were Bulletin Notes recipients in December 2010.

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Officer Matthew Kokernak

Deputy Brett Watson and Detention Officers Marcus Farley and Matthew Kokernak of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office revived a motorcyclist who had crashed and was not breathing. They were Bulletin Notes recipients in December 2010.

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Officer Jeff Fitzgerald

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee Police Department Public Safety Officer Jeff Fitzgerald saved a family of three from a house fire. He was a Bulletin Notes recipient in December 2010.

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Deputy Travis Sturgill

Deputies Travis Sturgill and Marc Vieth of the Hall County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office assisted an officer in regaining control of a prisoner who had taken his firearm during transport. They were Bulletin Notes recipients in November 2010.

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Deputy Marc Vieth

Deputies Travis Sturgill and Marc Vieth of the Hall County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office assisted an officer in regaining control of a prisoner who had taken his firearm during transport. They were Bulletin Notes recipients in November 2010.

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Officer Harrison Daniel

Senior Police Officers Harrison Daniel and James Moss of the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Department of Police Services freed a trapped driver from a car that had crashed. Daniel was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2010.

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Officer James Moss

Senior Police Officers Harrison Daniel and James Moss of the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Department of Police Services freed a trapped driver from a car that had crashed. Moss was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2010.

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Officer Nathan McDonald

Officer Nathan McDonald and Lieutenant Randy Wills of the Grand Prairie, Texas Police Department rescued an elderly man who was trapped inside a house on fire. McDonald was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2010.

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Lt. Randy Wills

Officer Nathan McDonald and Lieutenant Randy Wills of the Grand Prairie, Texas Police Department rescued an elderly man who was trapped inside a house on fire. Wills was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2010.

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Officer Ben Kelly

Officer Ben Kelly of the Seattle, Washington Police Department killed a wanted suspect who had murdered three police officers. Kelly was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2010.

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Sergeant Daniel Shaffery

Sergeant Daniel Shaffery and Officer Frank Salerno of the Little Silver, New Jersey Police Department provided vital aid to a profusely bleeding and severely injured driver of a car that had been penetrated by a tree branch. Shaffery was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2010.

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Officer Frank Salerno

Sergeant Daniel Shaffery and Officer Frank Salerno of the Little Silver, New Jersey Police Department provided vital aid to a profusely bleeding and severely injured driver of a car that had been penetrated by a tree branch. Salerno was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2010.

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Deputy Kenneth Koehler

Deputy Kenneth Koehler of the Scott County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office rescued an elderly man who had became trapped in a hole at his farm during a rainstorm. Koehler was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2010.

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Lt. Dave Doebel

Lieutenant Dave Doebel of the Storm Lake, Iowa Police Department pulled an unconscious driver from a vehicle that had crashed and was on fire. Doebel was a Bulletin Notes recipient in August 2010.

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Sergeant William Knight

Sergeant William Knight of the Bradenton, Florida Police Department removed a man from a burning mobile home. Knight was a Bulletin Notes recipient in August 2010.

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Patrolman Robert Turner

Patrolmen Robert Turner and Adam Cerminaro and Sergeant Daniel Calicari of the Shrewsbury, New Jersey Police Department rescued a man from a house fire. Turner was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2010.

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Patrolman Adam Cerminaro

Patrolmen Robert Turner and Adam Cerminaro and Sergeant Daniel Calicari of the Shrewsbury, New Jersey Police Department rescued a man from a house fire. Cerminaro was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2010.

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Sergeant Daniel Calicari

Patrolmen Robert Turner and Adam Cerminaro and Sergeant Daniel Calicari of the Shrewsbury, New Jersey Police Department rescued a man from a house fire. Calicari was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2010.

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Officer Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels of the Ector County, Texas Independent School District Police Department performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking victim at a restaurant and revived the patron with CPR. Daniels was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2010.

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Sergeant Elijah McGee

Sergeant Elijah McGee of the Rock Hill, Missouri Police Department kept flames from engulfing the driver of a vehicle that had crashed and was on fire. McGee was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2010.

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Officer Heather Stricklin

Officer Heather Stricklin of the Brighton, Colorado Police Department used a blanket and tarp in conjunction with her own body to shield a victim of a vehicle crash from flames. Stricklin was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2010.

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Lt. John Laux

Lieutenant John Laux and Officer Mark Stojny of the Green Bay, Wisconsin Police Department rescued an intoxicated woman from a car that had crashed into an icy river. Laux was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2010.

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Officer Mark Stojny

Lieutenant John Laux and Officer Mark Stojny of the Green Bay, Wisconsin Police Department rescued an intoxicated woman from a car that had crashed into an icy river. Stojny was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2010.

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Officer Jerry Sullivan

Officer Jerry Sullivan of the Longview, Texas Police Department battled heavy smoke and fire to locate an elderly woman inside a burning home. Sullivan was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2010.

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Officer Dave Arpin

Officers Dave Arpin and Ryan Eberhart of the Saint Peter, Minnesota Police Department rescued four men who were in danger of drowning in a river. Arpin was a Bulletin Notes recipient in April 2010.

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Officer Ryan Eberhart

Officers Dave Arpin and Ryan Eberhart of the Saint Peter, Minnesota Police Department rescued four men who were in danger of drowning in a river. Eberhart was a Bulletin Notes recipient in April 2010.

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Officer Timothy Tonkin

Officer Timothy Tonkin of the Suffolk, New York Police Department swam underwater to rescue a man stuck in a submerged boat. Tonkin was a Bulletin Notes recipient in April 2010.

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Officer Joseph Dennemann

Officers Joseph Dennemann, Adrian Martin, and Thomas Henthorn of the Zionsville, Indiana Police Department performed live-saving CPR on a young girl who had been found underwater in a pool. Dennemann was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2010.

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Officer Adrian Martin

Officers Joseph Dennemann, Adrian Martin, and Thomas Henthorn of the Zionsville, Indiana Police Department performed live-saving CPR on a young girl who had been found underwater in a pool. Martin was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2010.

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Officer Thomas Henthorn

Officers Joseph Dennemann, Adrian Martin, and Thomas Henthorn of the Zionsville, Indiana Police Department performed live-saving CPR on a young girl who had been found underwater in a pool. Henthorn was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2010.

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Sergeant Ophee Hinton

Sergeant Ophee Hinton of the Fulton County, Georgia Marshal’s Department guided to safety the residents of a home on fire. Hinton was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2010.

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Officer Matthew Golla

Officers Matthew Golla and Thomas Pfeiffer of the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Police Department evacuated people safely from a building fire. Golla was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2010.

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Officer Thomas Pfeiffer

Officers Matthew Golla and Thomas Pfeiffer of the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Police Department evacuated people safely from a building fire. Pfeiffer was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2010.

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Officer Jason Culbertson

Officer Jason Culbertson of the Caln Township, Pennsylvania Police Department used his body as a shield to guide two women to safety following an apartment fire. Culbertson was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2010.

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Sergeant Tim Jones

Sergeant Tim Jones, Officer Bryan Emery, and Lieutenant Mark Mara of the McMinnville, Tennessee Police Department bravely attempted to rescue two young girls who ultimately perished in an apartment fire. Jones was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2010.

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Officer Bryan Emery

Sergeant Tim Jones, Officer Bryan Emery, and Lieutenant Mark Mara of the McMinnville, Tennessee Police Department bravely attempted to rescue two young girls who ultimately perished in an apartment fire. Emery was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2010.

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Lieutenant Mark Mara

Sergeant Tim Jones, Officer Bryan Emery, and Lieutenant Mark Mara of the McMinnville, Tennessee Police Department bravely attempted to rescue two young girls who ultimately perished in an apartment fire. Mara was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2010.

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Deputy Tin Keen

Deputy Tim Keen of the Hinds County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department broke through the window of a bedroom to rescue a woman from a home fire. Keen was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2010.

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Officer Scott Oak

Officer Scott Oak of the West Richland, Washington Police Department rescued a child from a smoke- and flame-filled vehicle that then exploded and knocked him and the child to the ground. Oak was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2011.

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Lt. David Landrum

Lieutenant David Landrum of the Department of Police Services in Atascadero, California, assisted by Chief Larry Holt, freed a man from a car that had crashed and was on fire. Landrum was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2011.

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Officer Ted Plezia

Officer/Flight Medic Thaddeus “Ted” Plezia of the Nassau County, New York Police Department pulled a driver to safety from her burning vehicle that was stuck on an electrified railroad track. Plezia was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2011.

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Lieutenant John Morgan

Lieutenant John Morgan of the McMinnville, Tennessee Police Department rescued a severely burned man from a hotel room that was on fire. Morgan was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2011.

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Deputy Jeremy Battle

Deputy Sheriffs Jeremy Battle, Chad Phillips, and Josh Cochran of the Gordon County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office extricated the driver of a vehicle that had caught on fire after a crash. Battle was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2011.

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Deputy Chad Phillips

Deputy Sheriffs Jeremy Battle, Chad Phillips, and Josh Cochran of the Gordon County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office extricated the driver of a vehicle that had caught on fire after a crash. Phillips was a Bulletin Note recipient in March 2011.

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Deputy Josh Cochran

Deputy Sheriffs Jeremy Battle, Chad Phillips, and Josh Cochran of the Gordon County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office extricated the driver of a vehicle that had caught on fire after a crash. Cochran was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2011.

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Corporal Neal Mora

Corporal Neal Mora of the Texas City, Texas Police Department rescued a fellow officer’s son from drowning at grave risk to himself. Mora was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2011.

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Chief Vincent Carlone

Chief Vincent Carlone of the New Shoreham Police Department in Block Island, Rhode Island rescued two men who were clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel following a hurricane. Carlone was a Bulletin Notes recipient in April 2011.

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Officer Jeffrey Holtz

Officer Jeffrey Holtz of the Bridgeport, Connecticut Police Department rescued a woman from a residence fully engulfed in flames. Holtz was a Bulletin Notes recipient in April 2011.

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Officer Dean Buttitta

Officer Dean Buttitta of the Bradenton, Florida Police Department saved a choking infant child who was not breathing by clearing her airways. Buttitta was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2011.

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Officer Matthew DeMatteo

Suffolk County, New York Police Department Patrol Officer Matthew DeMatteo rescued a young girl who had fallen through the ice into the bitterly cold water of a local bay. DeMatteo was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2011.

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Deputy Roger Schreader

Deputy Roger Schreader of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office in Lockport, New York pulled to safety the drivers of two cars that had been in an accident and were on fire. Schreader was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2011.

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Sergeant William Walton

Sergeant William Walton and Deputies Michael Bennett and Paul Long of the Placer County, California Sheriff’s Department talked a woman out of committing suicide on a bridge. Walton was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2011.

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Deputy Michael Bennett

Sergeant William Walton and Deputies Michael Bennett and Paul Long of the Placer County, California Sheriff’s Department talked a woman out of committing suicide on a bridge. Bennett was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2011.

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Deputy Paul Long

Sergeant William Walton and Deputies Michael Bennett and Paul Long of the Placer County, California Sheriff’s Department talked a woman out of committing suicide on a bridge. Long was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2011.

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Corporal Michael C. Roane

Patrol Corporal Michael C. Roane of the Augusta County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office rescued a mother and her brother after they had fallen unconscious due to fume inhalation. Roane was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2011.

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Deputy Tim Harris

Deputies Tim Harris, Shane Linehan, and Matt Wieland of the Washington County, Minnesota Police Department formed a human chain to rescue a man who had fallen through the ice in a frozen river. Harris was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2011.

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Deputy Shane Linehan

Deputies Tim Harris, Shane Linehan, and Matt Wieland of the Washington County, Minnesota Police Department formed a human chain to rescue a man who had fallen through the ice in a frozen river. Linehan was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2011.

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Deputy Matt Wieland

Deputies Tim Harris, Shane Linehan, and Matt Wieland of the Washington County, Minnesota Police Department formed a human chain to rescue a man who had fallen through the ice in a frozen river. Wieland was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2011.

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Officer Amy Toothaker

Patrol Officer Amy Toothaker of the Wakefield, Massachusetts Police Department safely resolved a tense standoff with a man who was threatening his father and the officer with a knife. Toothaker was a Bulletin Notes recipient in August 2011.

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Officer Rich Sommer

Officers Rich Sommer, Doug Nagel, and Damien Clemmons rescued a mother and child from an apartment complex that was engulfed in flames. Sommer was a Bulletin Notes recipient in August 2011.

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Officer Doug Nagel

Officers Rich Sommer, Doug Nagel, and Damien Clemmons rescued a mother and child from an apartment complex that was engulfed in flames. Nagel was a Bulletin Notes recipient in August 2011.

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Officer Damien Clemmons

Officers Rich Sommer, Doug Nagel, and Damien Clemmons rescued a mother and child from an apartment complex that was engulfed in flames. Clemmons was a Bulletin Notes recipient in August 2011.

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Deputy Jason Katers

Deputy Jason Katers of the Brown County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office safely evacuated three residents from a home on fire. Katers was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2011.

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Officer Cody Becker

Officers Cody Becker and Edward Pague of the Northern York County, Pennsylvania Regional Police Department rescued a mother and her three children who were trapped in their third-floor apartment as the building burned beneath them. Becker was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2011.

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Officer Edward Pague

Officers Cody Becker and Edward Pague of the Northern York County, Pennsylvania Regional Police Department rescued a mother and her three children who were trapped in their third-floor apartment as the building burned beneath them. Pague was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2011.

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Lieutenant James Wilson

Lieutenant James Wilson and Assistant Chief Jeff McCoy of the Trenton, Tennessee Police Department helped locate and rescue an 18-month-old baby from a house fire. Wilson was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2011.

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Assistant Chief Jeff McCoy

Lieutenant James Wilson and Assistant Chief Jeff McCoy of the Trenton, Tennessee Police Department helped locate and rescue an 18-month-old baby from a house fire. McCoy was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2011.

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Special Agent Johnnie Carter

Special Agent Johnnie Carter and Special Agent David Lytal of the West Tennessee Judicial Violent Crime and Drug Task Force disarmed a homicide suspect who was stabbing himself in the chest. Carter was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2011.

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Special Agent David Lytal

Special Agent Johnnie Carter and Special Agent David Lytal of the West Tennessee Judicial Violent Crime and Drug Task Force disarmed a homicide suspect who was stabbing himself in the chest. Lytal was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2011.

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Officer Matthew Hayes

Officers Matthew Hayes, Maryhelen McCarthy, and John McCluskey of the Newtown, Connecticut Police Department rescued a 9-year-old boy with autism who was stuck in a pond with water up to his chest. Hayes was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2011.

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Officer Maryhelen McCarthy

Officers Matthew Hayes, Maryhelen McCarthy, and John McCluskey of the Newtown, Connecticut Police Department rescued a 9-year-old boy with autism who was stuck in a pond with water up to his chest. McCarthy was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2011.

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Officer John McCluskey

Officers Matthew Hayes, Maryhelen McCarthy, and John McCluskey of the Newtown, Connecticut Police Department rescued a 9-year-old boy with autism who was stuck in a pond with water up to his chest. McCluskey was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2011.

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Detective Tyler Howell

Detective Tyler Howell of the Upper Sandusky, Ohio Police Department rescued two children from a river. Howell was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2011.

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Deputy Jolene Irons

Deputies Jolene Irons and Larry Alexander of the Clark County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office rescued and revived an elderly woman overcome by smoke in a house fire. Irons was a Bulletin Notes recipient in December 2011.

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Deputy Larry Alexander

Deputies Jolene Irons and Larry Alexander of the Clark County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office rescued and revived an elderly woman overcome by smoke in a house fire. Alexander was a Bulletin Notes recipient in December 2011.

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Sergeant Leonard Rogutski

Sergeant Leonard Rogutski of the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Police Department rescued a young man who had capsized his kayak as he was heading towards a dangerous waterfall. Rogutski was Bulletin Notes recipient in December 2011.

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Corporal John Franklin

Corporal John Franklin and Patrolman Stephen Maniskas of the Huntington, West Virginia Police Department rescued four people from a house fire. Franklin was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2012.

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Patrolman Stephen Maniskas

Corporal John Franklin and Patrolman Stephen Maniskas of the Huntington, West Virginia Police Department rescued four people from a house fire. Maniskas was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2012.

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Sergeant Richard Burdick

Sergeant Richard Burdick and Officer David Henley of the Nevada, Missouri Police Department pulled a frightened 8-year-old girl from an apartment fire and evacuated several other residents. Burdick was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2012.

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Officer David Henley

Sergeant Richard Burdick and Officer David Henley of the Nevada, Missouri Police Department pulled a frightened 8-year-old girl from an apartment fire and evacuated several other residents. Henley was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2012.

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Captain Jeff Burchfield

Captain Jeff Burchfield of the Blount County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office rescued two fishermen whose boat was taking on water and was about to overturn. Burchfield was Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2012.

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Officer Matt McCaslin

Officer Matt McCaslin and Sergeant Mike Chretien of the Powell, Wyoming Police Department helped several guests, including an unconscious man, escape from a hotel fire. McCaslin was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2012.

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Sergeant Mike Chretien

Officer Matt McCaslin and Sergeant Mike Chretien of the Powell, Wyoming Police Department helped several guests, including an unconscious man, escape from a hotel fire. Chretien was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2012.

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Officer Mark Wilke

Officer Mark Wilke of the Campbell County, Kentucky Police Department rescued a disoriented woman with burn injuries from her home, which was engulfed in flames. Wilke was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2012.

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Sergeant Paul Liskey

Sergeant Paul Liskey and Deputy Sheriff Robert Brock of the Alameda County, California Sheriff’s Office assisted an elderly cancer patient who had passed out in her minivan by guiding her locked vehicle to safety on a freeway. Liskey was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2012.

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Deputy Sheriff Robert Brock

Sergeant Paul Liskey and Deputy Sheriff Robert Brock of the Alameda County, California Sheriff’s Office assisted an elderly cancer patient who had passed out in her minivan by guiding her locked vehicle to safety on a freeway. Brock was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2012.

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Officer Nathan Ferbert

Officer Nathan Ferbert of the Middleborough, Massachusetts Police Department apprehended a suspect who had fatally stabbed a person and recovered the weapon. Ferbert was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2012.

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Officer Jim Tadrowski

Officer Jim Tadrowski and Division Commander Mike Cimaglia of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department rescued a man with burn injuries from his flame-engulfed residence. Tadrowski was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2012.

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Division Commander Mike Cimaglia

Officer Jim Tadrowski and Division Commander Mike Cimaglia of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department rescued a man with burn injuries from his flame-engulfed residence. Cimaglia was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2012.

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Deputy Sheriff Shastri Khan

Deputy Sheriff Shastri Khan of the Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office subdued a man who was attacking a woman with a knife in a home. Khan was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2012.

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Officer Justin D. Miller

Officer Justin D. Miller of the Radford City, Virginia Police Department convinced a man who was preparing to jump off a bridge not to commit suicide. Miller was a Bulletin Notes recipient in June 2012.

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Officer Ginger Peterson

Officer Ginger Peterson of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department rescued several people from a dangerous house fire. Peterson was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2012.

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Deputy Keven Rowan

Deputy Keven Rowan of the Rockwall County, Texas Sheriff’s Office saved the lives of two young women who were trapped in a car that was sinking in a reservoir. Rowan was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2012.

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Lieutenant Anthony Rudolph

Lieutenant Anthony Rudolph and Officers Dana Adams and Shane Haimes of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department’s Harbor Patrol rescued six panic-stricken boaters from the Mississippi River. Rudolph was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2012.

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Officer Dana Adams

Lieutenant Anthony Rudolph and Officers Dana Adams and Shane Haimes of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department’s Harbor Patrol rescued six panic-stricken boaters from the Mississippi River. Adams was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2012.

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Officer Shane Haimes

Lieutenant Anthony Rudolph and Officers Dana Adams and Shane Haimes of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department’s Harbor Patrol rescued six panic-stricken boaters from the Mississippi River. Haimes was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2012.

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Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Kirkpatrick

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Kirkpatrick of the Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office saved an infant boy who was choking and not breathing by dislodging food stuck in his throat. Kirkpatrick was a Bulletin Notes recipient in September 2012.

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Officer Jeremy Mackey

Officer Jeremy Mackey and Officer Russell Cathey of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department each rescued a person from an apartment complex engulfed in flames. Mackey was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2012.

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Officer Russell Cathey

Officer Jeremy Mackey and Officer Russell Cathey of the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department each rescued a person from an apartment complex engulfed in flames. Cathey was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2012.

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Officer Joshua Bartholomew

Officer Joshua Bartholomew of the Streetsboro, Ohio Police Department helped a woman deliver birth and restored the child’s breathing after noticing that the umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around the baby’s neck. Bartholomew was a Bulletin Notes recipient in October 2012.

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Sergeant Andrew Copeland

Sergeant Andrew Copeland and Officer Rodney Bamford of the Keizer, Oregon Police Department pulled an uncooperative man out of an overturned vehicle that was in danger of catching fire. Copeland was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2012.

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Officer Rodney Bamford

Sergeant Andrew Copeland and Officer Rodney Bamford of the Keizer, Oregon Police Department pulled an uncooperative man out of an overturned vehicle that was in danger of catching fire. Bamford was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2012.

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Officer Timothy Joe Lindsey

Conservation Enforcement Officer Timothy Joe Lindsey of the Alabama Department of Conservation’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division rescued the sole suvivor of a plane crash, moving the boy a safe distance from the wreckage. Lindsey was a Bulletin Notes recipient in November 2012.

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Officer Edward Weissgerber

Officer Edward Weissgerber of the Brookfield, Illinois Police Department rescued a man who had been stabbed seven times and was hanging from a noose in an apartment and arrested a suspect who was later charged with attempted murder. Weissgerber was a Bulletin Notes recipient in December 2012.

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Trooper Craig Larson

Trooper Craig Larson of the Wisconsin State Patrol helped resuscitate two parents and their three young children after their vehicle, which was stuck in snow, filled with carbon monoxide. Larson was a Bulletin Notes recipient in December 2012.

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Sergeant Jason Anderson

Sergeant Jason Anderson and Officer Dustin Manecke of the West Fargo, North Dakota Police Department rescued a sleeping man and his parents from a house after its garage had caught on fire. Anderson was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2013.

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Officer Dustin Manecke

Sergeant Jason Anderson and Officer Dustin Manecke of the West Fargo, North Dakota Police Department rescued a sleeping man and his parents from a house after its garage had caught on fire. Manecke was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2013.

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Officer Keith M. Garrett

Officer Keith M. Garrett of the Newport, Oregon Police Department extricated a driver trapped in a pickup truck that had crashed near the peak of a local bridge during heavy rains and wind. Garrett was a Bulletin Notes recipient in February 2013.

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Officer John Areson

Officer John Areson and Sergeant Karen Catlow of the Jamestown, Rhode Island Police Department risked their lives to remove a suicidal and combative man from a car parked near a steep cliff. Areson was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2013.

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Sergeant Karen Catlow

Officer John Areson and Sergeant Karen Catlow of the Jamestown, Rhode Island Police Department risked their lives to remove a suicidal and combative man from a car parked near a steep cliff. Catlow was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2013.

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Officer Brian Cantwell

Officer Brian Cantwell of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department saved the life of a woman who had run onto railroad tracks, pulling her away from the path of two separate trains. Cantwell was a Bulletin Notes recipient in January 2015.

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Officer Matt Beck

Officer Matt Beck of the North Olmsted, Ohio Police Department rescued an intoxicated man who had walked into lanes of traffic, raising his arms and yelling for cars to hit him. Beck was a Bulletin Notes recipient in March 2015.

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Officer Roland Rendon

Officer Roland Rendon of the Fresno, California Police Department rescued an unconscious boy who was choking by dislodging a piece of candy from the boy’s throat that was blocking his airway. Rendon was a Bulletin Notes recipient in May 2015.

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Officer Robert Gordon

Officers Robert Gordon, Juan Macias, Chris Swiecionis, and Ross Failla of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department saved the life of a female resident trapped in a burning apartment, forcibly opening the door and rescuing her from the intense flames. Gordon was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2015.

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Officer Juan Macias

Officers Robert Gordon, Juan Macias, Chris Swiecionis, and Ross Failla of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department saved the life of a female resident trapped in a burning apartment, forcibly opening the door and rescuing her from the intense flames. Macias was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2015.

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Officer Chris Swiecionis

Officers Robert Gordon, Juan Macias, Chris Swiecionis, and Ross Failla of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department saved the life of a female resident trapped in a burning apartment, forcibly opening the door and rescuing her from the intense flames. Swiecionis was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2015.

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Officer Ross Failla

Officers Robert Gordon, Juan Macias, Chris Swiecionis, and Ross Failla of the Berwyn, Illinois Police Department saved the life of a female resident trapped in a burning apartment, forcibly opening the door and rescuing her from the intense flames. Failla was a Bulletin Notes recipient in July 2015.

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Special Agent Feemster

Special Agent Feemster, an instructor in the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy, delivered a speech at the National Police Week Memorial Service for Law Enforcement Officers in Alexandria, Virginia, May 11, 2010.

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From the Notable Speech, The Price of Freedom, in the December 2010 Law Enforcement Bulletin.

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A city police officer salutes an American flag. From the Notable Speech, The Price of Freedom, in the December 2010 Law Enforcement Bulletin.

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New agent trainees doing push-ups on a track at the FBI Academy.

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Dr. Brian Fitch

Dr. Fitch, a lieutenant with the Los Angeles, California, Sheriff’s Department, holds faculty positions in the Psychology Department at California State University, Long Beach, and with the Organizational Leadership Program at Woodbury University.

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New agents shooting weapons at the FBI Academy range.

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As the map indicates, this type of data illustrates the geographic journey to crime for guns used in crimes in Massachusetts. Rather than confirming the common wisdom that only southern states fuel gun trafficking in Massachusetts, the project found that crime-related guns can originate from a number of states within the Northeast, the South, and beyond. This has important statewide implications for criminal justice policy.

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Sergeant Lambert

Sergeant Lambert serves in the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Fusion Center.

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As an all-crimes information- sharing and intelligence center, the Commonwealth Fusion Center devotes a significant portion of its analytical resources to examining emerging crime trends. In this regard, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, sponsored the Targeting Violent Crime Initiative, a grant program giving police agencies an incentive to use an intelligence-led policing approach to address violence.

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An officer speaks with a group of teens participating in a Santa Cruz Police Department Gang Prevention Program.

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A Santa Cruz police department officer talks to community members.

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U.S. Supreme Court

Outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

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Special Agent Baker

Special Agent Baker is chief of the Legal Instruction Unit at the FBI Academy.

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Stock image of a bottle of liquor being poured into a shot glass that is overflowing. The shot glass is next to two other shot glasses that are full.

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A stock image of a gavel with a glass of whiskey in the background.

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Mr. Gray

Mr. Gray, a retired police chief, is a speaker, trainer, and author of leadership-and management-related materials.

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Pyramid-Shaped Flow Chart for Human Source Development (Figure 1)

A pyramid-shaped flow chart with the words "identify the need" inside a rectangular box. An arrow goes straight down to a second rectangular box with the words "ideal person/thing" inside. Once you have the ideal resume of the person you are looking for—that is, the person who can fill a need or information gap—you can start sensitizing yourself and your environment to where these individuals may live, work, and play.

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Special Agent Dreeke

Special Agent Dreeke serves in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.

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Special Agent Sidener

Special Agent Sidener is assigned to the FBI’s Washington, D.C., office.

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The ideals to remember in proactive human source development: exhibit selflessness, tolerance, genuineness, sensitivity, integrity, and humility; refrain your desire to correct or improve anyone else with whom you are speaking.

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The back of a flatbed truck with a hidden compartment.

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Special Agent Prough

Special Agent Prough is assigned to the DEA’s New England field division.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Veiga is the deputy criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire.

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A hidden compartment with cash in a vehicle.

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A stock image of a three-dimensional bar graph with an arrow rising from the bottom to the top.

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Professor Hughes

Professor Hughes, a former police officer, is the director of criminal justice administration at Central Pennsylvania College in Harrisburg and also instructs at the Harrisburg Area Police Academy.

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Lieutenant Ballas

Lieutenant Ballas serves with the Los Angeles, California, Police Department.

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Two prisoners in orange jumpsuits.

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Stock image of a person in a prison cell grasping the bars.

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Stock image of three report covers (Official Report, Preliminary Report, Confidential) sitting on a table.

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Special Agent Rudd

Special Agent Rudd is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Stock image of a man sitting at a table in a prison interview room.

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Firearms Training

An instructor provides firearms training inside a room.

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Sheriff Keith Cain

Sheriff Cain heads the Daviess County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office, is a board member of the Kentucky and National Sheriff’s Associations, and chairs the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

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A group of sheriff's deputies shooting weapons at a gun range.

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A stock image of a student in front of a school with a gun in the waistband of his pants.

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A revolver sitting on a blue spiral notebook.

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A forensic anthropologist examines a bone in the FBI Laboratory.

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Forensic Anthropologist Examining Skull

A forensic anthropologist examines a skull in the FBI Laboratory.

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Stock image of a businessman standing in front of a road sign with a two-directional arrow.

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Michael J. Bulzomi

Special Agent Bulzomi is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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A man reaches for a pistol in a drawer.

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Photo for the Jan. 2011 "Child and Family Leadership" article.

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Photo from the Jan. 2011 Police Practice.

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Stock image of a woman who has broken a pencil over a clipboard.

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Workplace Violence Prevention Spectrum

The right end of the spectrum consists of such acts as overt violence causing physical harm, nonfatal assaults with or without weapons, and lethal violence. Moving toward the left end of the spectrum, behaviors become less physical and more emotional/psychological. These include disruptive, aggressive, hostile, or emotionally abusive conduct that interrupts the flow of the workplace and causes employees concern for their personal safety. Bullying, stalking, and threatening appear on this end of the spectrum. At the far left end are behaviors of concern, including nonfatal or lethal ones.

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Stephen J. Romano

Mr. Romano, a retired FBI special agent, operates a consulting/training firm in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Micòl E. Levi-Minzi

Ms. Levi-Minzi is a doctoral student at the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Eugene A. Rugala

Mr. Rugala, a retired FBI special agent, is with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety in Spokane, Washington.

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Vincent B. Van Hasselt

Dr. Van Hasselt is a professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a police officer in Plantation, Florida.

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Workplace Violence Prevention Survival Mind-Set Chart

Tips on survival mindset for workplace violence incidents. Awareness: Taking the time to understand the situation and knowing the workplace environment well enough to be able to recognize changes. Rehearsal: Practicing plan either mentally or physically to gain confidence and reduce response time. Prevention: Looking at the workplace environment through the prism of survival and asking the what-if questions to be ready to do whatever it takes to get through the incident.

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Incident of Workplace Violence Chart

The differences in trained and untrained responses to incidents of workplace violence. This chart illustrates the disparities in responses between those who have and those who have not been trained to deal with these types of stressful situations. Both groups initially react by being startled and experiencing fear. Then, they begin to diverge: the untrained panic, whereas the trained experience controllable anxiety. From that point on, the trained group members begin to recall what they should do next, prepare, and act. The untrained, however, experience disbelief that eventually leads to denial and, ultimately, helplessness. Knowing how differently the groups will react based solely on training underscores the importance of advanced preparation.

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An argument at work can lead to workplace violence. Don't let that happen.

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A firearm is pictured on a night-table adjacent to a clock-radio.

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Recorded responses to news that a child predator has committed suicide.

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Tracey G. Gove

Detective Lieutenant Gove of the West Hartford, Connecticut, Police Department is an adjunct faculty member at Manchester Community College in Connecticut.

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A stock image of a row of human figures.

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This photo depicts what appears to be a cartridge in a metallic case. Instead, a metal blade is inside the cartridge.

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Cartridge Knife 2

This photo depicts what appears to be a cartridge in a metallic case. Instead, a metal blade is inside the cartridge.

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Cartridge Knife 3

This photo depicts what appears to be a cartridge in a metallic case. Instead, a metal blade is inside the cartridge.

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Cartridge Knife 4

This photo depicts what appears to be a cartridge in a metallic case. Instead, a metal blade is inside the cartridge.

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A man focuses on paperwork while seated at a table on campus.

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Police officers speak to a person at a crime scene.

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Carl A. Benoit

Special Agent Benoit serves as a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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A police officer stands proudly in the sun while on duty.

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Roberto Santos

Detective Lieutenant Santos serves with the Port St. Lucie, Florida, Police Department.

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Chart detailing systematic accountability and systematic problem solving.

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Port St. Lucie Auto Burglaries Map

A three-month pattern comparison of auto burglaries in Port St. Lucie, Florida from May to July 2009.

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Special Agent Hoover

Special Agent Hoover is a supervisor in the DEA’s Sacramento, California, office.

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Stock graphic showing people standing on a map with lines linking them.

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A police officer looking at a diagram behind his vehicle.

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Several soldiers on a tarmac with a plane in the background. One solider is carrying a flag.

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Drug Boat, 59 Bales Seized

Drug boat seized on October 18, 2007 in the Eastern Pacific with 59 bales.

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Drug Boat, 237 Bales Seized

A drug boat seized on September 13, 2008 in the Eastern Pacific with 237 bales.

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Drug Boat, Almost Five Tons Seized

FV Rebelde boat seized on February 16, 2000 in the Eastern Pacific with almost five tons of narcotics.

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On March 18, 2007, the Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Panama Express Strike Force, seized 42,845 pounds of cocaine—a record seizure—from the freighter Gatun.

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Special Agent Kelly J. Thomas

Special Agent Thomas serves in the FBI’s Tampa, Florida, office.

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Odessa Peace Officers Memorial

The Odessa, Texas, Police Department established the Odessa Peace Officers Memorial Foundation in October 2007 to honor its fallen officers.

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Mr. Art Bowker

Mr. Bowker is a cybercrime specialist with the U.S. Pretrial Services and Probation Office, Northern District of Ohio, in Cleveland.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sullivan serves with the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio, in Cleveland.

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Deputy Chief Skinner

Deputy Chief Skinner serves with the Hillsboro, Oregon Police Department.

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Dr. Burke

Dr. Burke, a former police officer, is a professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Dr. Owen

Dr. Owen is an associate professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Mr. Davis

Mr. Davis, a former police lieutenant, currently serves as the public information officer for the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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A man being interviewed on camera.

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An image from an article entitled "911 Homicide Calls and Statement Analysis: Is the Caller the Killer?" in the June 2008 issue of the Law Enforcement Bulletin.

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A woman holding a young child and waving to a Navy ship.

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A solider on a tarmac with a young boy and girl and planes in the background.

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Special Agent Richard Schott

Special Agent Schott is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Mr. Timothy Erickson

Mr. Erickson, a retired police officer, is an assistant professor in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Dr. Susan Hilal

Dr. Hilal is an assistant professor in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The back of a police officer's head with a blurred crowd in the background.

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Lieutenant Joseph Pangaro

Lieutenant Pangaro serves as a supervisor and training officer with a police department in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Stock graphic showing the silhouette of a man standing outside a white maze.

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Dr. Brian Fitch

Dr. Fitch, a lieutenant with the Los Angeles, California, Sheriff’s Department, holds faculty positions in the Psychology Department at California State University, Long Beach, and with the Organizational Leadership Program at Woodbury University.

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The Essex County College Police Academy, located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, held a dedication ceremony for its recently constructed law enforcement officer memorial on June 7, 2010.

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The exterior of the Petersburg Police Department building. Petersburg, located in south central Virginia, has a population of about 30,000 people and encompasses 23 square miles—relatively compact compared with surrounding jurisdictions.

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A chart comparing the number of violent crimes in Petersburg from 2005 to 2009.

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A chart comparing Group A offenses from 2000 to 2009 in Petersburg, Virginia.

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Two rows of police professionals at attention.

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Stock image of two employees talking while seated at an office table.

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Blurred image of two male police officers running with a vehicle beside them.

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Stock image of various teenagers who are unhappy.

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Ms. Martha Finnegan

Ms. Finnegan, a licensed social worker, is a child/adolescent forensic interview specialist at FBI Headquarters.

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Ms. Catherine Connell

Ms. Connell, a licensed social worker, is a child/adolescent forensic interview specialist in the FBI’s Macomb County, Michigan Resident Agency.

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Ms. Sabrina Garcia

Ms. Garcia is the domestic violence/sexual assault specialist for the Chapel Hill, North Carolina Police Department.

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Ms. Margaret Henderson

Ms. Henderson is the associate director of the Public Intersection Project at the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Special Agent Carl Benoit

Special Agent Benoit serves as a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Stock image of a man in handcuffs with his arms over the back of a chair.

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Robert A. Johnson

Mr. Johnson, a retired captain with the Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Police Department, currently serves as a policy analyst with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Force.

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A group of Canadian police officers with crowds of people nearby.

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Clients, analysis, partners, response, and assessment make up CAPRA, which holds some promise for infusing futures thinking into policing. With a slight modification of this Canadian perspective to include information, the new acronym CIAPRA represents a second-generation model for problem solving.

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Ricardo A. Martinez

Mr. Martinez, a retired special agent, was chief of the FBI component of the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement, and Coordination Center (GangTECC) in Arlington, Virginia. He delivered this speech to the North Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police in West Monroe on June 14, 2008.

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A mobile phone is depicted dialing 911 for an emergency.

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Sergeant Michael Phibbs

Sergeant Phibbs serves with the Richmond, Virginia Police Department and is a consultant with Integritas Leadership Solutions.

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A depiction of first responders at a scene.

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An officer moves an injured victim from the scene of an incident.

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Semisubmersible vessel is docked with a U.S. Coast Guard boat in the background.

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Mr. Kash

Mr. Kash serves as a senior attorney with the DEA’s Domestic Criminal Law Section.

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Eli White

Eli White is a third-year student at the University of Illinois College of Law and served as a DEA legal intern during the summer of 2009.

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A semisubmersible vessel in motion.

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Amanda Walker-Rodriguez

Ms. Walker-Rodriquez is an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore County and a current member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force.

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Rodney Hill

Mr. Hill, a retired police lieutenant, is an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore County and a current member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force.

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Lieutenant Kelley is the unit commander for the Juvenile Bureau of the Akron, Ohio Police Department.

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An empty playground with a ball in the foreground.

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A depiction of helpful digital software.

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Depiction of what a well-placed security camera shows.

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Depiction of a child gaining peace and security by embracing a stuffed animal.

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Stock image of a scientist looking in a microscope.

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Assistant General Counsel King

Assistant General Counsel King is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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A sad man with the quotes, "How do you do that kind of a job," and, "I can do it because I have found a way to."

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Kenneth A. Myers

Special Agent Myers is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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A police officer searches a car.

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A police officer inspects a vehicle while a suspect looks on.

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Officer Saluting

A law enforcement leader stands at attention.

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Anthony J. Pinizzotto

Dr. Pinizzotto, a retired FBI senior scientist, is a clinical forensic psychologist who privately consults for law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies.

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Dr. Alpert

Dr. Alpert teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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Shannon Bohrer

Mr. Bohrer, a retired Maryland State Police sergeant and range master for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, is a self-employed law enforcement instructor and consultant.

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Police vehicles in pursuit during the winter.

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Mr. Schultz

Mr. Schultz works with the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center in St. Cloud.

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Major Hudak

Major Hudak serves with the Coral Gables, Florida Police Department.

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A depiction of core values in law enforcement alongside a police badge.

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A police officer with blurred cars in the background.

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Dr. Vecchi heads the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy.

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A young male officer works on a computer with another office in the foreground.

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Special Agent Bradley serves with the FBI’s Buffalo, New York, office.

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Mr. Denton, a consultant on the protection of artistic, cultural, and historical objects, is a retired chief of the Ohio State University Police in Columbus and former commander of the Columbus, Ohio, Division of Police.

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John Kleberg

Mr. Kleberg, a consultant on the protection of artistic, cultural, and historical objects, is a retired assistant vice president of Ohio State University in Columbus, previous chief of the University of Illinois Police, and former deputy chief of the Ohio State University Police.

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Special Agent Yoder is assigned to the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Behavioral Analysis Unit 4, in Quantico, Virginia.

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Mr. Braswell is a chaplain and community services specialist for the Plantation, Florida, Police Department.

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Mr. Steinkopf is a police psychology research coordinator and doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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The roles of a law enforcement chaplain, including community relations, corrections, line of duty deaths, crisis intervention, and department and officer well-being.

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Ms. Beamer is a community service aide at the Plantation, Florida, Police Department and a doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

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Stock image of a woman reading a report.

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Stock image of a male police officer with a blurred city behind him.

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John Marx

Mr. Marx, a retired senior officer, is executive director of an organization focused on police wellness and survival and founder of its sister website.

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Depiction of a delinquent girl getting arrested.

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Depiction of a police officer patrolling the night.

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David Newton

Lieutenant Newton serves with the Fresno, California, Police Department.

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Dr. Patton, a licensed professional counselor, is a chaplain with the FBI and the Huntington, West Virginia, Police Department and an associate professor in the School of Professional Counseling at Lindsey Wilson College.

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A young man talking to a social worker or other professional.

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A depiction of the tape police use around crime scenes.

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Crime scene tape being unrolled by a police officer.

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Three police officers at a scene.

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Mike Phibbs

Lieutenant Phibbs serves with the Richmond, Virginia, Police Department.

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Surveillance in the campus policing environment.

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A police officer assists a campus student with directions.

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A small, university-based police station.

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Stock image of a mother and her son.

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Major Todd Coyt of the Atlanta, Georgia Police Department. Coyt was a Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team Fellow from August 4, 2014 to August 7, 2015.

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Police, fire, and emergency medical services at a scene.

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Various items on a typical police belt.

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Richard G. Schott

Special Agent Schott is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Martha Felinin

Dr. Felini is a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

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Ms. Katsanis is an instructor of science and society at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Dr. Eisenburg is a professor and chair of the Forensic and Investigative Genetics Department and co-director of the Center of Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

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Sergeant Felini serves with the Dallas, Texas, Police Department and is an advisory board member for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.

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A police officer gathers gear from her locker.

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An officer wearing a protective police vest.

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A man works on several computers simultaneously.

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David Matsumoto

Dr. Matsumoto is a professor of psychology at San Francisco State University and currently is director of a private training and consulting firm in California.

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Dr. Hwang is a research scientist at a private training and consulting firm in California.

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A pair of handcuffs on a table.

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Collin May

Mr. May is a forensic auditor for the U.S. government and an instructor at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Special Agent Lisa Skinner

Special Agent Skinner is an instructor in the Law Enforcement Communication Resources Unit at the FBI Academy.

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Mark Frank

Dr. Frank is a professor of communication and director of the Communication Science Center at the University at Buffalo in New York.

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Facial expressions that give clues to a person's mood, including happiness, surprise, contempt, sadness, fear, disgust, and anger.

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A state police trooper in Butler, Pennsylvania, created Camp Cadet in 1970. Structured to resemble the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, the camp introduces young people to an early, positive relationship with members of law enforcement and other agencies throughout the county.

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A suspect recounts their alibi during an interrogation at a police station.

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Suspected violent true believer brandishing an assault rifle.

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J. Reid Meloy

Dr. Meloy is a consultant, researcher, writer, and teacher. He serves as a clinical faculty member with the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute.

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A close-up image of a man with a firearm.

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Incendiary Device Explosion

An explosion caused by a bomb or similar destructive device.

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Angled Profile of Shadowed Man

A criminal lurks on the shadows.

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A female police officer performs dispatcher duties.

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A police officer provides dispatcher duties for his fellow officers.

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Officers Talking to Teenager

Two law enforcement professionals talk with a teenager.

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A law enforcement professional sits in his squad car.

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Lynn A. Tovar

Dr. Tovar retired as a commander from the Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Police Department and currently serves as an associate professor in the Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies Department at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

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Officer Making an Arrest at Night

A law enforcement professional makes an arrest at night.

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Two items recovered from criminals through asset seizure/forfeiture.

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Colin May

Mr. May is a forensic auditor for the U.S. government and an instructor at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Stock image of a man speaking to the media.

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Police Foot Pursuit

A police officer chases a shirtless suspect on foot.

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Marcus Young

Mr. Young is an instructor with the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program.

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A distressed or worried male police officer with his hand on his head.

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Rabbie Cary Friedman

Rabbi Friedman is a law enforcement trainer; hospital, prison, and police chaplain; and associate director of an institute dedicated to officer survival.

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Stock image of a person's hands on a computer keyboard.

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Michael Gregg

Mr. Gregg is a consultant and the founder and CEO of a cybersecurity company in Houston, Texas.

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Stock image of four people standing and talking.

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Soldier Walking with Gun

A soldier patrols with his assault rifle in hand. © marines.mil/Corporal Orlando Perez

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Community Members Breakfast

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One program developed by Galveston Police Department is the Cops and Clergy Breakfast, where officers and local clergy members dine together while addressing community issues and seeking cooperative solutions.

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Douglas Etter

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Etter is a Pennsylvania State Police chaplain and has completed two tours of duty in Iraq.

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Tod Burke

Dr. Burke, a former police officer, is a professor of criminal justice and associate dean for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Danielle Pompa

Ms. Pompa is an undergraduate student at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Dr. Stephen Owen

Dr. Owen is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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A police officer reaches for his gun.

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Liane McCarthy

Special Agent Liane McCarthy is the FBI’s assistant legal attache in Madrid, Spain.

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Michael Asken

Dr. Michael Asken is the psychologist for the Pennsylvania State Police.

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Michael Pittaro

Dr. Pittaro is a faculty member with American Military University and an adjunct professor at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Normore

Dr. Normore is a professor of leadership and department chair of graduate education at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.

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Stock image showing a person's shadow leaning against a brick wall.

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Soldier with Head in Hands

A soldier with his head in his hands. © marines.mil/Lance Cpl. Daniel Boothe

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Soldier with Children in Iraq

A soldier focuses on peacekeeping activities with children in Iraq. © marines.mil/Lance Cpl. Megan Sindelar

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Soldiers Waiting in Line

Soldiers depicted standing in a queue. © marines.mil/Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin

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Stock image of a woman in a wheelchair making her way to her office. © Photos.com

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Lisa Baker

Special Agent Baker is chief of the Legal Instruction Unit at the FBI Academy.

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Stock image of two coworkers talking in an office setting.

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Stock image of a man walking up steps with the assistance of crutches. © Thinkstock.com

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Wyn Lohner

Chief Lohner of the Baker City, Oregon, Police Department delivered this commencement speech to the 322nd basic police class of the Oregon Public Safety Academy on January 28, 2011.

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Fallen Officer Memorial Statue

The Fallen Officer Memorial Statue is located in front of the St. Charles, Missouri, Police Department Headquarters.

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Officers Calibrate Personal Radiation Detectors

Suffolk County (New York) police personnel performing an annual calibration on some of the department’s personal radiation detectors (PRDs).

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Stuart Cameron

Inspector Cameron is the commanding officer of the Suffolk County, New York, Police Department’s Special Patrol Bureau in Ronkonkoma.

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Digital X-Ray of Suspicious Package

Digital bomb x-ray image of a suspicious package that appears to contain a hand grenade.

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Radioisotope Identification Device Connected to Laptop

Radioisotope identification device (RIID) connected to a laptop. This unit can identify various radioactive isotopes. The spectra files can be downloaded onto a laptop computer that has the proper transfer software installed using either a serial cable or a USB cable.

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HazMat ID System with USB Drive

HazMat ID system with a USB drive inserted into it. This system can identify thousands of different substances, and the results can be downloaded onto a USB drive.

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Stock image of a woman talking to colleagues at work.

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Community Police Officer Kerby Tonalea Working on Penguin Art Craft Project with Kids

Community Police Officer Kerby Tonalea working on a penguin art craft project with kids as part of the Scottsdale, ArizonamPolice Department's Partnering Law Enforcement and Youth (P.L.A.Y.) program.

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Scottsdale Police Department Officers Playing Basketball with Kids

Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department officers playing basketball with kids as part of the Partnering Law Enforcement and Youth (P.L.A.Y.) outreach program.

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Police Respond to Incident at School

Several police cars responding to an incident at a school.

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John Jarvis

Dr. Jarvis serves in the FBI’s Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit and chairs the Futures Working Group.

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Leonard Johns

Mr. Johns is a section chief with the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime and the FBI’s Crisis Management Program.

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Stock image of a supervisor talking to his employees around a table.

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Houston Police Department Property Room

The new property storage room for the Houston Police Department.

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Police Car on Roadside

A highway patrol vehicle on the side of a road.

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Philip Wright

Mr. Philip D. Wright, a retired West Virginia state trooper, is an officer safety awareness training instructor with the FBI’s LEOKA Program.

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Houston Police Department Old Property Room

The former property room of the Houston Police Department, dating back to 1906.

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Storage Cabinets for Flammable Materials

Flammable materials are safely housed in these specialized cabinets in the Houston, Texas, Police Department.

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Evidence Storage Room

Model for evidence storage in the Houston Police Department.

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Houston Police Department Gun Room

Firearms storage facility for the Houston Police Department.

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Stock image of a young girl entering the car of a potential abductor. © Thinkstock.com

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Stock image of money superimposed on computer keys. © Thinkstock.com

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Robert L. Kardell

Special Agent Kardell, a certified public accountant, serves in the Terrorist Financing Operations Section, FBI's Counterterrorism Division.

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Stock image of a businessman working on a laptop computer. © Thinkstock.com

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Laptop with Projected Data (Stock Image)

Stock image of numerical data moving above a laptop across an endless continuum of information. © Thinkstock.com

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Reid Meloy

Dr. Meloy is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and a consulting forensic psychologist to the FBI.

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Stock image of a young man in a crowd.

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The Hazardous Device School (HDS) Bomb Technician Memorial, dedicated in April 2007, honors all public safety bomb technicians who died in the line of duty while performing a hazardous device operation or response.

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Stock image of two men in silhouette talking outside with mountains in the background.

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Stock image of a pair of hands on a computer.

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Chief Jonsen and Officer Alcaraz Signing Autographs

Menlo Park (California) Police Chief Robert Jonsen and Officer Alcaraz sign autographs at a Friday Night Lights community outreach event.

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Radical Islamist terrorists before a sunset. © shutterstock.com

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Car on Fire

A car engulfed in flames. © Photos.com

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A man with a rifle looks out upon his surroundings during sunset. © shutterstock.com

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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City following the terrorist bombing on April 19, 1995.

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Fountain Place is a beautiful, conspicuous skyscraper in the heart of Dallas, Texas that was the target of terrorist Hosam Smadi. The 60-story high-rise building is the 15th tallest in Texas and houses more than 1,200 employees.

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Thomas D. Petrowski

Special Agent Petrowski is a supervisor in the FBI’s Dallas, Texas, office. He served on the joint terrorism task force responsible for the Hosam Smadi investigation.

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Michael W. Howell

Special Agent Howell is assigned to the FBI’s Dallas, Texas office. He served on the joint terrorism task force responsible for the Hosam Smadi investigation.

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David W. Marshall

Special Agent Marshall is assigned to the FBI’s Dallas, Texas, office. He served on the joint terrorism task force responsible for the Hosam Smadi investigation.

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Sheeren Zaidi

Ms. Sheeren Zaidi is an intelligence analyst in the FBI’s Dallas, Texas, office. She served on the joint terrorism task force responsible for the Hosam Smadi investigation.

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Still photo from Hosam Smadi's 7-minute video to Usama Bin Laden. Smadi attempted to bomb the Fountain Place skyscraper in the heart of the Dallas, Texas, business district.

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Smadi Booking Photo

Booking photo from Hosam Smadi's arrest in 2009. Smadi attempted to bomb the Fountain Place building in Dallas, Texas.

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Smadi Surveillance Photo

A photo taken of Hosam Smadi during the JTTF investigation. Smadi attempted to bomb the Fountain Place skyscraper in the heart of the Dallas, Texas, business district.

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Stock image of two businessmen talking.

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Bengt Arnetz

Dr. Arnetz is a professor, vice chair, and director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

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Stock image of a man looking distressed.

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Harri Gustafsberg

Mr. Gustafsberg retired as a chief inspector with the Finnish Police in Helsinki, Finland.

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Konstantinos Papazoglou

Mr. Papazoglou retired as a captain in the Hellenic National Police in Athens, Greece, and currently is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Peter Collins

Dr. Collins is the forensic psychiatrist with the Ontario Provincial Police and an associate professor in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Judith Andersen

Dr. Andersen is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, in Ontario, Canada.

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Depicted is the truck that housed Hosam Smadi's IED with the target building shown in the background. Smadi attempted to bomb Fountain Place in Dallas, Texas.

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Bomb Inside Truck Bed

Hosam Smadi's vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Smadi attempted to bomb Fountain Place in Dallas, Texas.

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Light beams memorializing the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks. © iStockphoto.com

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New York City Subway

A New York City subway train at a station.

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Russell Square, London

Emergency first responders at Russell Square in London, United Kingdom.

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Chart depicting the increase in number and diversity of terrorist plots against the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks.

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Stock graphic showing a NWA plane flying across a map puzzle. © shutterstock.com/Photos.com

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American Flag Hanging from Building After 9/11 Attack

A tattered American flag hangs from a building damaged by the 9/11 attack in New York City.

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The remnants of the World Trade Center in New York as construction crews begin clearing the debris.

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Stock image of two businessmen talking.

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Lincoln Statue

A statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Stock image of an officer handcuffing a man.

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Jayme Holcomb

Dr. Holcomb heads the Legal Instruction Section at the DEA Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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Jayhoun Rezai

Mr. Rezai is an assistant district attorney at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jay Fortenbery

Chief Fortenbery heads the Edenton, North Carolina, Police Department.

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A police car with its lights on at night.

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Officer Working on Laptop in Car

An officer enters information into his vehicle's portable computer system.

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Craig C. King

Assistant General Counsel King is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Stock image of a man sitting down with an alcoholic drink on a table.

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Court Gavel

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Stock image of a person holding a cell phone.

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Ms. McNiff is the Alzheimer’s training coordinator for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in Richmond.

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Persons with Alzheimer's Disease may be involved in the following events: driving difficulties, false reports to 911, domestic violence, homicide, suicide, indecent exposure, shoplifting, abuse/neglect, poisoning, choking, overdoses, falls/tripping, cooking accidents, trespassing, fires, and victimization.

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The Active Listening Skills (ALS) target contains several areas the evaluator uses to record feedback. Correct ALS responses, or “hits,” are noted on the silhouette. Non-ALS responses, or “misses,” are marked outside the boundary of the silhouette. The stop sign outlines record common misses, and the comments boxes allow for more descriptive or qualitative feedback. This chart provides helpful hints for scoring.

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Active Listening Skills Target

Evaluators can record responses and determine if a negotiator consistently employed Active Listening Skills. To help with this process, the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit developed the ALS target.

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Mr. Browning, a former police officer, is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.

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Ms. Pelker is an intelligence analyst in the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division in Washington, D.C.

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Mr. Nigh is an assistant general counsel in the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Burke, a former police officer, serves as the associate dean for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and is a professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Chief Fortenbery heads the Edenton, North Carolina, Police Department.

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Dr. Owen is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Captain Francis serves with the Apple Valley, Minnesota, Police Department and is an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Concordia University in Saint Paul.

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Ms. Grubb is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Mr. Sandoval retired as an FBI special agent, polygraph examiner, and instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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Dr. Hwang is an adjunct faculty member at San Francisco State University and a research scientist at a private training and consulting firm in El Cerrito, California.

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Mr. Wilcox, a retired officer with the Los Altos, California, Police Department, is the program coordinator and an instructor in the Criminal Justice Program at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas.

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Dr. Matsumoto is a professor of psychology at San Francisco State University and director of a private training and consulting firm in El Cerrito, California.

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Brian McAllister, formerly with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, serves as a training instructor with the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Officer Safety Awareness Training Program.

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Ms. Skinner retired as an FBI special agent, polygraph examiner, and instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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Dr. Owen is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Supervisory Special Agent Hood is an instructor in the Leadership and Communications Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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Dr. Burke, a former police officer, serves as the associate dean for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and is a professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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Dr. Few-Demo is an associate professor of human development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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The intent of the z-pattern cut is to scar and distort the natural fingerprint into an unnatural pattern. As with the vertical cut or slice, individuals cut the fingertip; however, in this case they cut a z-shaped pattern.

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Altered Fingerprints: Unknown Method

Suspects associated with an unknown method of alteration use a variety of techniques. They may bite or use sandpaper to eliminate fingerprint ridges necessary for identification. As such, law enforcement personnel should record as much detail of the finger as possible, including areas below the first joint.

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Chief Fortenbery

Dr. Peak is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Chief Fortenbery

Chief Fortenbery heads the Edenton, North Carolina, Police Department.

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Altered Fingerprints: Vertical Cut or Slice

The vertical cut or slice modifies the fingerprint by scarring or distorting. Individuals cut down the middle of the fingertip, leaving a fairly straight cut on the fingerprint. In some instances an individual will pull the skin near the cut in different directions in an effort to generate an unusual fingerprint pattern when the fingertip heals.

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Altered Fingerprints: Burn Method

Using a heat or chemical source to burn the fingertip, the burn method is intended to scar or obliterate the print. If the affected area is small, fingerprint examiners can use other areas of the fingers that contain sufficient prints to attempt to establish identity.

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Special Agent Weyand

Special Agent Weyand heads the FBI’s Boise, Idaho, resident agency.

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A tree sits at the top of a hill at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, posted with signs, which include “Pride,” “Attitude,” “Respect,” “Loyalty,” “Hurt,” “Agony,” “and “Pain.” These signs were put there by former students, and some have been there for decades. They have inspired thousands of law enforcement officers and agents who struggled up that hill during class runs. The tree has become an icon to thousands of police officers and agents who have attended training at the FBI Academy and the FBI National Academy.

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Mr. Masterson

Mr. Masterson retired as chief of the Boise, Idaho, Police Department.

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Mr. Guzman

Mr. Guzman, an instructor on interview and interrogation techniques, is a retired gang crime specialist with the Chicago, Illinois, Police Department.

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Special Agent and Task Force Coordinator Douglas Hart serves in the FBI’s Boise, Idaho, resident agency.

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This model is applicable for any leaders overseeing multiagency task forces.

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James Comey served as FBI Director from September 4, 2013 to May 9, 2017.

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In a February 12, 2015 speech at Georgetown University, FBI Director James B. Comey called on the nation’s law enforcement personnel and the citizens they serve to participate in a frank and open conversation about the disconnect that exists in places like New York City and Ferguson, Missouri—and communities across the country—between police agencies and many citizens, particularly in communities of color.

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Minimum Training Level by Municipal Population Size Served by Agency

A total of 1,317 law enforcement personnel from across the country completed a survey on levels of medical instruction provided to officers and evaluated the impact of specific training on selected medical decision-making skills. Nine hundred nineteen respondents (80.2 percent) reported that their respective agency’s minimum medical training requirement was American Red Cross Basic First Aid/CPR or equivalent.

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Dr. Sztajnkrycer

Dr. Sztajnkrycer is an associate professor and chair of Emergency Preparedness in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and serves as medical director for the Rochester Police Department and Olmsted County Emergency Response Unit in Rochester.

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Dr. Aberle

Dr. Aberle is chief resident of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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A total of 1,317 law enforcement personnel from across the country completed a survey on levels of medical instruction provided to officers and evaluated the impact of specific training on selected medical decision-making skills. Nine hundred nineteen respondents (80.2 percent) reported that their respective agency’s minimum medical training requirement was American Red Cross Basic First Aid/CPR or equivalent.

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Reported Geographic Locations of Survey Respondents

A total of 1,317 law enforcement personnel from across the country completed a survey on levels of medical instruction provided to officers and evaluated the impact of specific training on selected medical decision-making skills. Nine hundred nineteen respondents (80.2 percent) reported that their respective agency’s minimum medical training requirement was American Red Cross Basic First Aid/CPR or equivalent.

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Dr. Dennis

Dr. Dennis is chief of the Division of Prehospital and Emergency Trauma Services, Department of Trauma and Burn, at the John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County; medical director of the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Services Bureau; and an associate professor at RUSH Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.

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Dr. Landry

Dr. Landry, a retired lieutenant from the State of Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, in Tallahassee, is an instructor in the Criminal Justice Program at South Florida State College in Avon Park, Florida.

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Figure 1: Common Patrol Areas Circled

For a typical police agency to address hot spots, it needs to develop deployment plans that minimize geographical boundaries, maximize incident-based deployment, and maintain general patrol services. In other words, put the “cops on the dots.”

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Figure 2: Cool Zone vs. Hot Spots

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Figure 3: PUSH Deployment Plan

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Figure 4: Crime and Traffic Crash Activity

A map of one city's crime and traffic crash activity. For a typical police agency to address hot spots, it needs to develop deployment plans that minimize geographical boundaries, maximize incident-based deployment, and maintain general patrol services. In other words, put the “cops on the dots.”

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William Tafoya

Dr. Tafoya, a retired FBI special agent, is the coordinator of and a professor in the Information Protection and Security Program at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

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The San Leandro Public Safety Memorial in California depicts police offers, firefighters, and their respective equipment. The back face of the memorial is etched black granite illustrating historic photographs.

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Sergeant Phibbs serves with the Richmond, Virginia, Police Department and is a consultant with a private firm.

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Sheriff Liberty serves with the Kennebec County, Maine, Sheriff’s Office and is president of the Maine Sheriffs Association.

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Dr. Ellis

Dr. Ellis is the program head of the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Guelph Humber in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a retired executive of the Toronto Police Service.

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Dr. Normore

Dr. Normore is a program chair and professor at California State University Dominguez Hills, and chief officer of leadership and ethics at the International Academy of Public Safety, Los Angeles, California.

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The Performance Management Process

Two instructors in the Toronto Police Service developed a performance management chart that outlines sequential steps to follow for helping employees improve performance. Adapted from Performance Management. Chuck Lawrence and Richard Coulis (1986). Reproduced with Permission.

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Special Agent Yoder serves in the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Behavioral Analysis Unit-4, Crimes Against Adult Victims.

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Stock image of an officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety talks to the driver of a white car who has been pulled over.

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Mr. Wayne Koka

Mr. Koka is a major case specialist in the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Behavioral Analysis Unit-3, Crimes Against Children.

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Pyramid of Performance Factors

A diagram developed by W. Mark Phibbs showing a pyramid of performance factors, including individual professional expectations, organizational expectations, organizational realities, internal communication top-down/bottom up, supervisor interactions, perceived organizational responsiveness, and individual effort.

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Stock image of an officer of the Texas Department of Public Safety talking to a suspect on the side of a road.

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Statue of Robert Peel

Robert Peel, father of modern policing, is immortalized on the streets of London with a statue. © shutterstock.com

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A police officer outside wearing sunglasses with a vehicle in the background.

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M.A. Lewis

Mr. Lewis worked as a patrol officer and supervisor for six years in Oregon and currently is a consultant on police department policies.

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Dr. Fitch

Dr. Fitch is a lieutenant with the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff’s Department and holds faculty positions at California State University, Long Beach, and the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

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The seized bags in a drug case were sprayed with two distinct layers of black paint, which contained some metallic flakes to enhance the visual appeal of the coating. One of the layers contained a metallic flake distribution that resembled automotive refinish paint.

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Various scenes from the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise, Idaho.

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Chief Mike Masterson

Chief Mike Masterson of the Boise, Idaho, Police Department delivered this speech to the graduating class of the Boise Police Academy on September 12, 2014.

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Stock image of a police officer running toward the scene of an incident.

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Mark McDonough

Sergeant McDonough serves with the Bowling Green, Ohio, Police Department.

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Stock image of a woman crying outside a building.

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Johnny K. Jines

Sergeant Jines serves as a patrol division shift supervisor and Crisis Intervention Team trainer with the Jackson, Tennessee, Police Department.

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Stock image of a magnifying glass showing a closeup of a terrorism headline.

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J.T. McBride

Mr. McBride retired as chief of the campus police department of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, where he currently serves as a criminal justice instructor.

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David Gottfried

Assistant General Counsel Gottfried is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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A view of the 9/11 Memorial fountain in New York City.

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A view of the memorial plaque at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

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Close-up of a police officer's badge.

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Craig Junginger

Chief Junginger heads the Gresham (Oregon) Police Department. He presented this speech to graduates of the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

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Georgetown Police Department Memorial in Massachusetts

The monument, designed after the Georgetown Police Department badge, is made of Vermont granite. In the center of the monument is the Georgetown Town Hall, the American flag, the state flag, and the seal of Massachusetts.

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Belt Buckle Knife 1

The photos depict a metal knife blade hidden inside a leather belt. Only the buckle handle of each item can be seen. These weapons pose a serious threat to the safety of law enforcement officers.

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Belt Buckle Knife 2

A metal knife blade hidden inside a leather belt. These weapons pose a serious threat to the safety of law enforcement officers.

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Belt Buckle Knife 3

A metal knife blade hidden inside a leather belt. These weapons pose a serious threat to the safety of law enforcement officers.

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Belt Buckle Knife 4

A metal knife blade hidden inside a leather belt. These weapons pose a serious threat to the safety of law enforcement officers.

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Dog Next to Deceased Owner

Nebraska State Trooper Mike Ritonya took this photograph at the scene of an automobile accident. The dog is sitting beside his 17-year-old owner, who is covered by a tarp. Both the dog and his owner were ejected from the vehicle seen overturned in the background. The beer carton in the foreground shows a likely contributing factor to the crash. Trooper Ritonya said that the dog would not leave his owner’s side.

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A vehicle with Santa Muerte lettering on the rear window driving down a highway. Photo provided by Pamela L. Bunker.

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Robert J. Bunker

Dr. Bunker has worked with the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and currently serves with the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College and as an adjunct faculty member with Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. At the time of the writing of this article the author was serving as an instructor with the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

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Depiction of a Santa Muerte statue wearing a white cape, symbolizing personal protection. Photo provided by U.S. law enforcement.

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Santa Muerte Car Window Decal

A Santa Muerte decal is shown on the window of a car. Photo provided by U.S. law enforcement.

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Robert Stuart

Mr. Stuart, a retired major with the Montgomery, Alabama, Police Department, is the assistant chief agent at the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.

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Stock image of a man pinching the bridge of his nose.

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Mark Sedevic

Sergeant Sedevic serves with the Chicago, Illinois, Police Department.

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Eagan, Minnesota, Police Memorial

Dedicated on October 14, 2010, the Eagan, Minnesota Tribute and Memorial Plaza is located in the city’s central park. Life-size bronze statues of a patrol officer shielding a frightened little girl stand proudly in the public park.

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Flags at Eagan, Minnesota Police Memorial

Dedicated on October 14, 2010, the Eagan, Minnesota Tribute and Memorial Plaza is located in the city’s central park. Flags of the United States, the Eagan Police Department, and the Eagan Fire Department fly overhead.

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Plaque at Eagan, Minnesota Police Memorial

Dedicated on October 14, 2010, the Eagan, Minnesota Tribute and Memorial Plaza is located in the city’s central park. Nearby rests a granite memorial with the inscription, “Men and women dedicating themselves to law enforcement do so to protect us from tyranny, advocate on behalf of the rich and poor, and work tirelessly to seek justice for everyone. While confronting society’s dangers on our behalf, may they be shielded from harm, maintain their resolve in the face of adversity, and know their community is proud of them.”

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Crucifix Knife

This nonmagnetic cross conceals a metal blade that poses a dangerous, unexpected threat to law enforcement officers. Offenders can use the item as a key chain or necklace.

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Woman Burying Face in Hands (Stock Image)

Stock image of a woman burying her face in her hands.

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Steve Marcin

Lieutenant Marcin serves with the Anaheim, California, Police Department.

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Man and His Son Fishing (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man and his son fishing in the ocean.

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Social Media Apps on Phone

Various social media apps like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr on a cell phone.

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Special Agent Michael T. Pettry

Special Agent Pettry is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Special Agent Francis

Special Agent Francis, formerly a police officer in Kentucky and Missouri, serves with the FBI’s Chicago, Illinois, division.

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Female Police Officer Saluting with Flag Backdrop

A female police officer salutes with an American flag in the background.

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Mr. Capps

Mr. Capps retired as assistant chief of the Missouri City, Texas, Police Department.

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Police Cars on a City Street

A series of police cars with sirens flashing on a city street.

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Hand on Laptop Keyboard (Stock Image)

Stock image of a hand on a laptop keyboard.

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Officer Writing Ticket to Motorist (Stock Image)

Stock image of a police officer writing a ticket to a motorist with a sports car.

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Mark Carignan

Sergeant Mark Carignan serves with the Brattleboro, Vermont, Police Department.

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Thomas Karabanoff

Supervisory Special Agent Karabanoff heads the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Stock image of a highlighter marking the definition of "vision."

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Lightbulbs Hanging from Ceiling (Stock Image)

Stock image of multiple hanging light bulbs, including one that is lit.

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Hands Sticking Out from Behind Prison Bars

A male prisoner with his hands hanging outside his cell.

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Scott Salley

Chief Scott Salley is head of corrections for the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.

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Garda Memorial Garden Entrance

The Garda Memorial Garden in the Dubhlinn Gardens in Dublin,Ireland opened on May 15, 2010. The memorial honors An Garda Siochána members killed in the line of duty. Their names are inscribed in stone within the garden.

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Garda Memorial Garden Stone Sculpture

The Garda Memorial Garden in the Dubhlinn Gardens in Dublin, Ireland opened on May 15, 2010. The memorial honors An Garda Siochána members killed in the line of duty. A stone sculpture provides a tribute to all deceased members of An Garda Siochána, the Royal Irish Constabulary, and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.

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Garda Memorial Garden Glass Sculpture

The Garda Memorial Garden in the Dubhlinn Gardens in Dublin, Ireland opened on May 15, 2010. The memorial honors An Garda Siochána members killed in the line of duty. A round glass sculpture commemorates the sacrifice of the families left behind.

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Gun Knife with Ruler

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this gun knife. A small revolver is concealed in the handle and fires .22 long rifle-caliber cartridges. The blade is removable, and the handle may be carried alone as a firearm.

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Gun Knife in Hand

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this gun knife. A small revolver is concealed in the handle and fires .22 long rifle-caliber cartridges. The blade is removable, and the handle may be carried alone as a firearm.

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Gun Knife X-Ray Image

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this gun knife. A small revolver is concealed in the handle and fires .22 long rifle-caliber cartridges. The blade is removable, and the handle may be carried alone as a firearm.

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Gun Knife in Open Position

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this gun knife. A small revolver is concealed in the handle and fires .22 long rifle-caliber cartridges. The blade is removable, and the handle may be carried alone as a firearm.

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Gun Knife with Trigger

Law enforcement officers should be aware that offenders may attempt to use this gun knife. A small revolver is concealed in the handle and fires .22 long rifle-caliber cartridges. The blade is removable, and the handle may be carried alone as a firearm.

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Three Pickpockets in Action in Italy

While vacationing in Rome, Italy, Richard T. Richards, a volunteer for the Chatham, New Jersey, Emergency Squad, captured on camera a three-member pickpocket team in action.

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Officer Entering House

A law enforcement officer executes a search warrant on a suspect's house.

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M. Todd Heflin

Special Agent Heflin is a legal instructor at the FBI Academy.

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Search in Shahzad Case (AP Photo)

FBI agents and other personnel search a house where Faisal Shahzad lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut on May 4, 2010. Shahzad pleaded guilty to all counts of a 10-count indictment for driving a car bomb into Times Square on the evening of May 1, 2010. AP Photo.

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Crime Scene Tape

Barrier indicating the scene of a crime.

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Latent Hit of the Year Logo

The FBI developed the Latent “Hit of the Year” Award Program to honor those outstanding latent examiners or law enforcement officers for their success in solving a major crime through the use of IAFIS latent services.

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Police Officers Interacting With Homeless Person

Local police departments often address sensitive issues regarding the impact of homeless populations on public safety. To this end, the Anaheim, California Police Department has found a new approach for police contact with homeless individuals.

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Anaheim Police Officer Helps the Homeless

An Anaheim, California police officer reunites a homeless woman with her daughter in Arizona and assists other homeless individuals.

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Officers and Other Personnel Respond to Incident

Police officers, firefighters, and others respond to an incident.

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Police Officer (Stock Image)

Stock image of a male police officer in uniform outside.

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Woman Writing in Notebook (Stock Image)

Stock image of a woman writing in a notebook with a laptop nearby.

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Special Agent Brian Boetig

Special Agent Boetig heads the FBI’s Buffalo, New York, Division.

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Captain Michael A. Snawder

Captain Snawder serves with the Richmond, Virginia, Police Department and is a member of the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team.

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Lieutentant Michael Phibbs

Lieutentant Phibbs serves with the Richmond, Virginia, Police Department and is a member of the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team.

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Anaheim Police Officers Assist the Homeless

Anaheim, California police officers help a homeless woman begin a new life in Maryland.

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Anaheim Police Officers Help the Homeless

Anaheim police officers reunite the homeless with family.

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Anaheim Police Officer Helps Homeless Couple

An Anaheim, California police officer helps a homeless couple begin a new life in Ohio.

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Lieutenant Steven Marcin

Lieutenant Marcin serves with the Anaheim, California, Police Department.

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Man and Boy Sitting on Rock (Stock Image)

Stock image of a father and son sitting on a boulder outside.

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Man in Ski Mask Breaking Into Car (Stock Image)

Stock image of a thief attempting to break into a car.

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Zach Friend

Mr. Friend is a crime analyst with the Santa Cruz, California, Police Department.

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Santa Cruz Predictive Policing Technology

Map detailing predictive policing technology used by the Santa Cruz, California Police Department.

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Santa Cruz Predictive Policing Technology 2

Map detailing predictive policing technology used by the Santa Cruz, California Police Department.

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Santa Cruz Predictive Policing Technology 3

Map detailing predictive policing technology used by the Santa Cruz, California Police Department.

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Houston Community Resilience Exercise

Houston Community Resilience Exercise (CREX): Community engagement with federal, state, local law enforcement, civic, community, and inter-faith partners. Photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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Special Agent Cauthen

Special Agent Cauthen is assigned to the FBI’s Sacramento, California, office.

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Server Farm in the Cloud (Stock Image)

Stock graphic representing cloud computing.

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Somali Community Members

Members of the Somali community members stand outside a building.

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Deputy Assistant Director J. Chris Warrener

J. Chris Warrener, deputy assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division and former special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division.

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Physician and Patient (Stock Image)

Stock image of a doctor and her patient in an office.

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People in Office (Stock Image)

Stock image of people meeting in an office.

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Emergency Response Vehicles

Police cars and a fire truck converge upon the scene of an incident.

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Pager Gun with Ruler

This firearm is made of metal and concealed in a plastic grip. It can fire five .22 caliber shots and is designed with a clip to be carried on a belt or in a pocket. This item poses a serious threat to law enforcement.

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Pager Gun X-Ray

This firearm is made of metal and concealed in a plastic grip. It can fire five .22 caliber shots and is designed with a clip to be carried on a belt or in a pocket. This item poses a serious threat to law enforcement.

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Pager Gun in Person's Hand

This firearm is made of metal and concealed in a plastic grip. It can fire five .22 caliber shots and is designed with a clip to be carried on a belt or in a pocket. This item poses a serious threat to law enforcement.

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Belt Buckle Revolver

This small metal revolver is released from a belt buckle by the press of a button. Offenders may attempt to use this concealed weapon against law enforcement.

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Belt Buckle Revolver with Ruler

This small metal revolver is released from a belt buckle by the press of a button. Offenders may attempt to use this concealed weapon against law enforcement.

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Belt Buckle Revolver X-Ray

This small metal revolver is released from a belt buckle by the press of a button. Offenders may attempt to use this concealed weapon against law enforcement.

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Leadership Ornaments (Stock Image)

Stock image of a series of ornaments with human figures on top.

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Officer Holding Folded American Flag

A police officer holds an American flag at a memorial service.

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Tim Wardrip

Mr. Wardrip, the former executive director of the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Hobart, now serves as a security consultant in a private firm.

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FBI Agent at Suspect's Door

A crime suspect answers the door for an FBI agent.

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Joy Shelton

Ms. Shelton is a crime analyst in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit III – Crimes Against Children, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

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Tia Hoffer

Special Agent Hoffer serves in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit III – Crimes Against Children, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

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Charles Joyner

Mr. Joyner, a retired FBI special agent, is founder and president of a private consulting firm specializing in assistance to law enforcement on use-of-force issues.

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Child Sex Offenders Handbook

The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit III – Crimes Against Children, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), has published a handbook entitled Operational Safety Considerations While Investigating Child-Sex Offenders: A Handbook for Law Enforcement, Volume 1.

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Gun in Waistband of Jeans (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man pulling a gun from the waistband of his jeans.

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Special Agent Katherine Schweit

Special Agent Schweit serves as a special assistant to the executive assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch and is a member of the working group implementing Now Is the Time, a White House initiative to protect communities by reducing gun violence.

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Workplace Violence Handbook

The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) published a monograph on workplace violence in 2002 that examined the pre-attack warning behaviors of attackers who targeted places of employment. It remains one of the most useful and comprehensive guides for the evaluation of persons of concern in the workplace.

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Campus Attacks Handbook

The Campus Attacks project examined attempted and committed homicidal acts of violence (excluding gang or profit motivated crimes) on American college campuses from 1900 to 2008.

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Adult Students in Classroom (Stock Image)

Stock image of adults in a classroom.

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Susan Hilal

Dr. Hilal is an associate professor with the Metropolitan State University School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

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James Densley

Dr. Densley is an assistant professor with the Metropolitan State University School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

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Flashlight Gun

The item appears to be a flashlight but actually is a gun. The ring is pulled back and allowed to travel forward, firing a .25 auto caliber cartridge.

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Flashlight Gun 2

The item appears to be a flashlight but actually is a gun. The ring is pulled back and allowed to travel forward, firing a .25 auto caliber cartridge.

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Flashlight Gun 3

The item appears to be a flashlight but actually is a gun. The ring is pulled back and allowed to travel forward, firing a .25 auto caliber cartridge.

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Pen Gun in Hand

Pen guns may come in various styles and finishes. The bolt head is pulled back and allowed to travel forward, firing a .38 special caliber cartridge.

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Pen Gun with Ruler

Pen guns may come in various styles and finishes. The bolt head is pulled back and allowed to travel forward, firing a .38 special caliber cartridge.

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Pen Gun X-Ray

Pen guns may come in various styles and finishes. The bolt head is pulled back and allowed to travel forward, firing a .38 special caliber cartridge.

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Bolt Gun 1

This gun looks like a metal bolt. The bolt head is pulled back and allowed to travel forward. It can fire a .22 caliber cartridge.

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Bolt Gun 2

This gun looks like a metal bolt. The bolt head is pulled back and allowed to travel forward. It can fire a .22 caliber cartridge.

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Bolt Gun 3

This gun looks like a metal bolt. The bolt head is pulled back and allowed to travel forward. It can fire a .22 caliber cartridge.

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Emergency Response Vehicles in Neighborhood

Police cars and fire trucks arrive in a neighborhood to respond to an incident.

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Officer Walking Canine with Police Tape in Background

A police officer escorts a canine officer onto the scene of an incident.

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Dr. Jarvis

Dr. Jarvis serves in the FBI’s Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit and chairs the Futures Working Group.

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Mr. Harrison

Mr. Harrison is the course manager for the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College and the futurist in residence with the FBI’s Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit.

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Ms. Scherer

Ms. Scherer, a former contract researcher in the FBI’s Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit, currently is a doctoral student at George Mason University and serves as a research associate at the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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Man in Suit Touching Computer Screen (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man touching a computer screen, representing training in the future.

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Gavel with Flag in Background (Stock Image)

Stock image of a gavel about to hit a sound block with a flag in the background.

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Police Officers at Door

Suicide by cop is a situation where individuals deliberately place themselves or others at grave risk in a manner that compels the use of deadly force by police officers.

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Mr. Salvatore

Mr. Salvatore coordinates suicide prevention and postvention at Montgomery County Emergency Service in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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Man Holding a Triangle (Stock Image)

Stock image of man holding a triangle of human figures.

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Mr. James J. Sheets

Mr. James J. Sheets is a former police lieutenant and an officer safety awareness training instructor with the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program.

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Officer Makes Traffic Stop

The officer executes a traffic stop, and immediately a male subject exits the vehicle and attempts to walk away. The officer detains the subject, asks for identification, and conducts a frisk search.

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Officer and Canine in Sideview Mirror

An officer enlists a canine officer's help during a traffic stop.

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Teens at Youth Leadership Outing

The La Mesa Police Department near San Diego, California, developed a 4-day youth leadership camp that teaches teens how to become compassionate, effective leaders.

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Dan Willis

Captain Willis serves with the La Mesa, California, Police Department.

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Justin Patchin

Dr. Patchin is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and codirector of the Cyberbullying Research Center.

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Joseph Schafer

Dr. Schafer is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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Sameer Hinduja

Dr. Hinduja is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and codirector of the Cyberbullying Research Center.

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Hands Holding Smartphone (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man checking his smartphone for messages.

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Teen Boy Leaning on Wall and Looking at Cell Phone (Stock Image)

Stock image of a young man using his cell phone while resting on a wall.

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Woman Writing in Notebook (Stock Image)

Stock image of a woman writing in a blank notebook with a coffee cup above it.

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High-Technology Environment Training (HiTET) Logo

HiTET represents a collaborative series of tools, job aids, courses, and guides that raise the level of knowledge and awareness of the FBI workforce while creating a culture that embraces modern technology and its application for investigators.

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Shawn Matthews

Special Agent Matthews is a program manager in the Training Coordination and Support Unit at the FBI Academy.

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Law Enforcement Online Logo

Law Enforcement Online (LEO) is a secure information sharing portal for criminal justice professionals.

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Man Driving With Car Right Behind Him (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man looking in his rearview mirror at a car right behind him.

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Instructor James Sheets

Mr. James J. Sheets is a former police lieutenant and an officer safety awareness training instructor with the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program.

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LEOKA Officer Safety Awareness Training Cover

Based on more than 40 years of research and data collection, the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program provides free Officer Safety Awareness Training (OSAT) to local, state, tribal, federal, and international law enforcement agencies.

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Stapler-Gun with Ruler

This gun looks like a stapler and can fire two .32 auto caliber cartridges.

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X-Ray of Stapler-Gun

This gun looks like a stapler and can fire two .32 auto caliber cartridges.

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Stapler-Gun, Open

This gun looks like a stapler and can fire two .32 auto caliber cartridges.

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Graphic of Staircase Made of Cash with Arrow Pointing Down

Stock graphic representing a downward flow of cash.

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Polygraph Exam (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man at a computer performing a polygraph exam on another man seated in a chair.

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Dr. Timothy Weber

Dr. Weber is a former federal polygraph instructor.

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Blake McConnell

Mr. McConnell is a retired FBI special agent and a polygraph examiner for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Polygraph Branch.

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Polygraph Chart (Stock Image)

Stock image of the results of a polygraph.

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Two Investigators Study Document (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man and a woman studying a piece of paper in a conference room with a laptop on the table.

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Close-Up of Police Badge

A close-up of a police officer's badge.

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Paul O'Connell

Chief O’Connell of the Wilton Manors, Florida, Police Department delivered a speech to the 283rd session of the Broward County Police Academy on September 19, 2012.

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Michael Schlosser

Dr. Schlosser is the director of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, Division of Public Safety.

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Control and Arrest Tactics Photo 1

Students crouch on ground during control and arrest tactics training.

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Control and Arrest Tactics Photo 2

Law enforcement personnel practice making arrests during training.

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Woman in Office (Stock Image)

Stock image of a woman standing in an office.

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Officer Arresting Man (Stock Image)

Stock image of a police officer handcuffing a man next to a police car.

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Middletown, Connecticut Police Department Patch

The patch of the Middletown, Connecticut Police Department was implemented in fall 1975 as a tribute to the upcoming bicentennial.

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Hennepin County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office Patch

The center of the Hennepin County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office patch features the state’s seal, which depicts a pioneer plowing and a Native American riding into the sunset. The motto L’etoile du’ nord translates to “the star of the north,” referring to Minnesota’s status as “The North Star State.”

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Children Playing in Snow and Talking to Police Officer (December 1980)

At times, winter presents unique hazardous duty for the law enforcement officer. Photo by Norm Bergsma, Albuquerque Tribune. Photo from the Archives.

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Officer Brian Strockbine

Officer Brian Strockbine of the Evesham, New Jersey, Police Department saved the lives of three individuals in separate incidents within a 10-day period. He received a commendation for his relentless efforts in protecting lives, as well as his role in the arrest of an attempted murder suspect during one of the events.

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Business Woman Smiling (Stock Image)

Stock photo of a business woman smiling in an office.

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Chief Sanchez with Kids

Chief Sanchez and other officers of the Hollywood, Florida, Police Department with a group of kids as part of the Cops Mentoring Kids program.

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Chief Sanchez

Chief Sanchez heads the Hollywood, Florida, Police Department.

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Lt. Hightower with Student

Lt. Hightower of the Hollywood, Florida, Police Department with mentored student in the Cops Mentoring Kids program.

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Hollywood Police Officer with Student

Officer of the Hollywood, Florida Police Department with a mentored student in the Cops Mentoring Kids program.

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Hollywood Police Officer with Student

Female police officer from the Hollywood, Florida Police Department with a mentored student in the Cops Mentoring Kids program.

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Ms. Hills

Ms. Hills serves as public affairs officer in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, in Washington, D.C.

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Female in Handcuffs (Stock Image)

Stock image of several police officers with a woman under arrest.

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Elderly Woman Looking Out Window (Stock Image)

Stock image of an elderly woman looking out a window with her hand on her mouth.

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Captain Gary Hoelzer

Captain Hoelzer serves as city administrator in Town and Country, Missouri, and as an adjunct professor at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.

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Ambulance in Motion (Stock Image)

Stock image of an ambulance driving fast on a road.

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Dr. Aaron Burnett

Dr. Burnett serves with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Dr. Brian Roach

Dr. Roach is a 2014 graduate of the Department of Emergency Medicine residency at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Dr. Kelsey Echols

Dr. Echols is a 2014 graduate of the Department of Emergency Medicine residency at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Tiger

Close-up of a tiger.

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John Sellar

Mr. Sellar has served in many law enforcement capacities with both the Scottish Police Service and the United Nations and is a recognized authority in the area of wildlife crime.

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Businessman on Computer (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man wearing a tie working on a computer in an office.

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Ivory Factory Carver

Carver at an ivory factory in Guangzhou.

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Rhinoceros on Ground

A rhinoceros on the ground.

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Illegal Ivory Sale

Illegal ivory sale in Panjiayuan Market in Beijing.

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Illegally Imported Orangutan

An illegally imported orangutan in Cambodia.

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Silhouette of a Man and Woman Talking Near Window (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man and woman talking near a window.

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Robin Dreeke

Special Agent Dreeke manages the Behavioral Analysis Program in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.

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Lacey Township, New Jersey Police Department Patch

The center of the Lacey Township, New Jersey, Police Department’s patch depicts the agency’s original one, which also doubles as the township’s official seal. The three sections represent Lacey Township’s unique features. A sailboat symbolizes the recreational fishing and boating the area is known for. The pheasant depicts the Forked River Game Farm, which raised wild pheasants for release in wooded areas throughout New Jersey for hunting. An atom acknowledges that Lacey Township is home of the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the nation. The United States and New Jersey flags also are represented. The Latin phrase Unitado fortitudo translates to “Strength through unity.”

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Trinity University Police Department Patch

The patch of the Trinity University Police Department, located in San Antonio, Texas, represents the officers who promote the agency’s motto of being “proactive, progressive, and professional” in serving the community. The university’s 166-foot Murchison Tower rises from the center of campus and is visible from numerous vantage points throughout the city. It forever is part of San Antonio’s skyline. The department shows its commitment to the community it protects by placing this prominent symbol in the center of the patch.

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Sketch of a Racehorse

Sketch of a racehorse during the 1950s.

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Rhinoceros (Stock Photo)

Stock image of a rhinoceros in the wild.

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Mental Health Continuum Model

The Mental Health Continuum Model moves from healthy to reacting to injured to ill. Healthy means: normal fluctuations in mood; takes things in stride; good sense of humor; consistent performance; normal sleep patterns; physically and socially active; behaving ethically and morally; confident in self and others; limited or no alcohol/gambling. Reacting means: nervousness, irritability; sadness, overwhelmed; displaced sarcasm; procrastination; forgetfulness; trouble sleeping; low energy, muscle tension, headaches; intrusive thoughts; occasional nightmares; decreased social activity; regular alcohol use/gambling. Injured means: anxiety, anger, pervasive sadness, tearfulness, hopelessness, worthlessness; negative attitude; difficulty concentrating; trouble making decisions; decreased performance or workaholic tendencies; restless, disturbed sleep; increased fatigue, aches and pain; recurrent vivid nightmares; recurrent intrusive thoughts/images; avoidance, withdrawal; increased alcohol use, gambling that is hard to control. Ill means: excessive anxiety; panic attacks; easily enraged, aggressive; depressed mood, numb; overt insubordination; cannot concentrate; inability to make decisions; cannot perform duties; cannot fall asleep/stay asleep; constant fatigue, illness; absent from social events; suicidal thoughts/intent; alcohol, gambling or other addictions.

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Ms. Barath

Ms. Barath is an instructor in the Leadership Development Unit of the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada.

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Mr. Sellar

Mr. Sellar retired after law enforcement service in the Scottish Police and United Nations and is a recognized advisor in the area of wildlife crime.

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Police Officer with Vehicle in Background (Stock Image)

Stock image of a police officer talking into a microphone with a police vehicle in the background.

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Sketch of a Ship

Sketch of a ship to correspond with this text: "Our nation was engaged in a great military conflict in the year 1942. American military pride was given a series of rude shocks as our forces were shoved off island after island in the Pacific. The chief defeat was the collapse of Bataan after a hopeless, heroic stand by last-ditch defenders on Corregidor. Relief from a long series of setbacks came in May when our Naval fleet defeated a Japanese armada in the battle of the Coral Sea, and again in June when our torpedo bombers routed an enemy task force in the Battle of Midway."

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Teaching The Big 4

The Big 4 are goal setting, visualization, self talk, and tactical breathing. Goal setting means specific (your behavior); measurable (see progress); attainable (challenging and realistic); relevant (want it or need it); time-bound (set finish time). Break it down into small, manageable pieces. Visualization means be calm and relaxed; use all senses; see positive mental images; keep it simple; use movement; rehearse it first to improve performance. Self talk means become aware of self talk; stop the negative messages; replace with positive; practice thought stopping. “I can do this.” “I am trained and ready.” “I will focus on what I can do.” Tactical breathing: rule of four-inhale to count of four; exhale to count of four; practice for four minutes. Breathe into the diaphragm. Police and community resources include: EAP/MAP, wellness unit, chaplains, human resources, peer support, CISM team members, family doctor, crisis help lines, hospital.

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Sketch of Flying Saucers

Sketch of flying saucers to correspond with this text: "1952—this was the year of flying saucers. Unidentified objects, which appeared to be luminous disks or saucers, were reported flashing across the night skies all over the nation. There was wide-spread conjecture that these objects were manned by emissaries from outer space, a theory unsupported by official spokesmen."

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Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial

The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated in May 2006. Located on the campus of the Washington state capitol, the memorial lies in the shadow of the Temple of Justice, with Heritage Park and Puget Sound to the north.

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Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial

The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated in May 2006. With the engraving of the names of Washington’s fallen officers, the memorial has taken on a life of its own. Each name engraved represents a person who lived, had family and friends, and swore to protect communities throughout the state.

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Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial

The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated in May 2006. The memorial is meant to be a lasting tribute to officers who gave their lives while protecting others.

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Sketch of President Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart

Sketch of President Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart, two key figures in the 1930s.

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Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial

The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated in May 2006. With the engraving of the names of Washington’s fallen officers, the memorial has taken on a life of its own. Each name engraved represents a person who lived, had family and friends, and swore to protect communities throughout the state.

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Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial

The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated in May 2006. The memorial is meant to be a lasting tribute to officers who gave their lives while protecting others.

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Sketch of Law Enforcement Officers

Sketch of law enforcement officers in the 1930s.

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Sketch of Baseball Player Jimmy Foxx

In 1932, the redoubtable Jimmy Foxx made a bid for Babe Ruth’s home-run record of 60. He missed by two.

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Business Meeting (Stock Photo)

Stock image of a manager looking at an electronic tablet being held by an employee.

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Key Chain Gun

This item was originally designed as a tear gas gun. The chambers were enlarged to accept a pistol cartridge.

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Key Chain Gun 2

This item was originally designed as a tear gas gun. The chambers were enlarged to accept a pistol cartridge.

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Key Chain Gun 3

This item was originally designed as a tear gas gun. The chambers were enlarged to accept a pistol cartridge.

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Coworkers Having a Discussion (Stock Image)

Stock image of a group of employees have a discussion in an atrium-type atmosphere.

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Workplace Violence Perpetrator (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man with a gun under his belt.

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George Cartwright

Dr. Cartwright is a criminology instructor at Reedley College in Reedley, California.

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Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

The signs include changes in behavior (poor personal hygiene, an obsession with guns, a romantic or sexual obsession); changes in attitude (lowered tolerance for work stress, dissatisfaction with how a conflict/grievance was resolved); and demonstrations of violence (verbal threats, physical assaults, use of weapons in physical assaults).

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How To Deal with Angry Employees Workplace Violence Chart

The advice includes: arrange the office so your chair is closest to the door; give the employee your full attention; sit down and encourage the employee to sit; make eye contact with the employee; speak and move slowly and calmly; ask for specific examples why the employee is upset; do not interrupt except to ask for clarification; acknowledge the employee’s feelings; accept responsibility if the complaints seem valid; inform him/her you will investigate; thank him/her for bringing it to your attention; and investigate and follow up with the employee.

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Emergency Response to Car Collision

First responders and a police officer at the scene of an automobile accident.

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Man Looking at Ocean (Stock Image)

Stock image of a man looking at the ocean during a sunset.

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Parent and Child Holding Hands (Stock Image)

Stock image of a parent and child holding hands.

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Police Officer Pulls Car Over (Stock Image)

Stock image of a state police officer standing next to a car that he has pulled over on the side of a highway.

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