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Exploring the future of policing at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Expo

Exploring the future of policing at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Expo

Last week, Curtis Waltman was given the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia, where the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference was being held. If you’ve ever wondered what a police trade show is like, you’re about to find out.

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Clip art and controversy in Colorado police's MRAP training materials

Clip art and controversy in Colorado police’s MRAP training materials

Of all the training materials for police use of military vehicles we’ve seen so far, Colorado’s is by far the most comprehensive and informative … and also some of the strangest.

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Texas police's big military gear comes with little training

Texas police’s big military gear comes with little training

It’s a reasonable expectation that if the Pentagon’s giving out 24-ton military vehicles, those departments should be sufficiently trained in how to use it. But as the wide discrepancy in quality shown by docs released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows, that’s not always be the case.

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MRAP manual shows military gear doesn't mean military training

MRAP manual shows military gear doesn’t mean military training

The Willimantic, CT police department is one of the many police departments that acquired a mine-resistant MAXXPRO MRAP through the 1033 program. In response to a records request for any documents regarding the department’s use of the vehicle, the WPD provided their MRAP training Power Point presentation.

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