Patch Call

Patch Call


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.

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.


November 2012 LEB portlet

Table of Contents

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Social Media and Law Enforcement
The power of the Internet and social media can bring new dangers to officers and their families.
By Gwendolyn Waters

Leadership Spotlight
The Leader Knows Best?

The Corporate Psychopath
Law enforcement officers must communicate effectively and observe carefully when interacting with these individuals.
By Paul Babiak and Mary Ellen O’Toole

ViCAP Alert
Missing Person

Documenting a Suspect’s State of Mind
A useful interview protocol can help investigators deal with a suspect’s mental state.
By Park Dietz

Bulletin Honors
Titusville, Florida, American Police Hall of Fame Memorial

Bulletin Reports
Mobility of Criminal Groups, Identity Theft, Gang Resistance Education, and Evidence Collection Guidelines

Online Author Guidelines

Supreme Court Cases, 2011-2012 Term
A number of Supreme Court decisions of particular importance to law enforcement are summarized.
By Kevin Chechak

Bulletin Notes

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