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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.

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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A Model for Success in the Drug War
By Kelly J. Thomas
Law enforcement agencies can succeed in this battle despite the formidable enemies they face.

Systematic Pattern Response Strategy
By Roberto Santos
With the limited resources that police executives face today, it is necessary, more than ever, for organizations to employ systematic crime-reduction efforts to become more efficient and effective.

The "Public Safety" Exception to Miranda
By Carl A. Benoit
One exception to the Miranda rule permits officers to conduct a limited and focused unwarned interrogation and allows the statement to serve as direct evidence.

Writing Policy and Procedure Manuals

Leadership Spotlight
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Notable Speech
Partners in the Battle

Unusual Weapons
Cartridge Knives

Bulletin Honors
Odessa Peace Officers Memorial

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