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Sobering Thoughts (Citizen’s Police Academy #8)

  Section 11:501(a) of the Illinois Penal Code sets down the criteria for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  Interestingly enough, you do not have to be driving to be charged.  The point is if you have physical control of the … Continue reading

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The Sims (Citizen’s Police Academy #7)

You’re a police officer, and you’ve received a call from dispatch saying a man has been seen walking along a street who matches the description of an armed robbery suspect.  You’re given a description of the man’s clothing, and while … Continue reading

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Physical Force & Verbal Judo (Citizen’s Police Academy #6)

If you do a search for “Police Brutality” on YouTube, you’ll come up with over 40,000 video links.  Some of the videos have been viewed over a million times.  In a world where cellphone cameras are always close at hand, … Continue reading

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Aw, Shoot! (Citizen’s Police Academy #5)

The Police Training Institute (PTI) at the University of Illinois has one of the premier shooting ranges in the state.  There are five individual ranges, most of which are set up for handgun shooting with targets of 25 yards or … Continue reading

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Tarrying because of Terry (Citizen’s Police Academy Post #1)

(For the next 9 weeks I’m attending the Citizen’s Police Academy training at the Police Training Institute of the University of Illinois.  I’ll do a series of posts based on what I learn.  Here’s the first.)     You’re strolling … Continue reading

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