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What Is Your Emergency (Civilian Police Academy #4)

The telephone has been used for requesting assistance since the very first call.  Supposedly Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson for help after spilling acid on his clothes.  The acid story is likely apocryphal, but the first words spoken … Continue reading

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Barks, Bullets, and Bombs (Citizen’s Police Academy #3)

Dogs used in police work come in all shapes and sizes.  Navy criminal investigators will use Jack Russell terriers and beagles for searches, since they can get into tight spaces on ships and submarines.  Giant schnauzers were once used by … Continue reading

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Convenient Paraphernalia (Citizen’s Police Academy #2)

(This article is based on a presentation made for the Chief Pat Connel of the Urbana Police Department, who has been involved in the interdiction of drugs with various agencies since the late 1970s.) The next time you stop at … Continue reading

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