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Arm patch of Hope, Arkansas Police department
Arm patch for Montana Highway Patrol

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.

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.


October 2011 LEB Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Responding to Persons with Mental Illness
By Abigail S. Tucker, Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Gregory M. Vecchi, and Samuel L. Browning
Encounters with individuals with mental illness present unique challenges for law enforcement officers.

Wanted: Bulletin Honors

Safeguard Spotlight
Ingesting Poison, Adapting to Exposure to Child Pornography
By Nicole Cruz, Ph.D.

Leadership Moments
By Billy Grogan, M.P.A.

Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease
By Robert Schaefer, M.P.A., and Julie McNIFF, M.S.Ed.
Agencies need to understand how to respond to the unique challenges presented by persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Leadership Spotlight
Candor: A Risk You Can Afford to Take

Focus on Ethics
Rethinking Ethics in Law Enforcement
By Brian D. Fitch, Ph.D.

Disclosure in the Modern Age
By Craig C. King, J.D.
In this technological age, law enforcement must remember the principles of disclosure and discoverability.

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