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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.

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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Should Sector Policing Be in Your Organization’s Future?
By W. Michael Phibbs
Law enforcement agencies may find that transitioning to sector policing can increase the effectiveness and accountability of police functions.

Futures Orientation in Police Decision-Making Practices
By Michael Buerger and John Jarvis
A Canadian approach can offer an alternative to the SARA model that gave the law enforcement world a foundation it could use at the line level of policing.

Confessions and the Constitution
By Carl A. Benoit
Law enforcement officers must understand the implications of obtaining confessions in violation of constitutional safeguards.

Universal Policing

Bulletin Reports
Children and Violence
Tort Cases
Public Defender Offices

Notable Speech
The Most Important Profession

Unusual Weapon
Shock Lighter

Bulletin Honors
Gurnee, Illinois

Author Guidelines

The Bulletin Notes

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