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How to clinch sources and solve cases (American Police Beat)

Updated: May 10

In 1995, fresh out of a big-city police academy in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, my focus was on arresting bad guys to make my community a better place to live. I had been “programmed” to seek out offenders and bring them to justice by any means necessary. I was taught that the word “no” was not a suitable response and there was no reason to try and communicate with anyone who refused to cooperate with my demands. By the time I began to patrol the streets with my training officer, I was amped up and ready to kick in doors and heroically dive through windows to save a damsel in distress.

Read more in our full article, written by Det. Michael Delaney and Dr. Megan Price, in American Police Beat.


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