The Police Policy Studies Council - A
Research-Based, Interdisciplinary, Training and
Consultation Corporation - This is a really good
site.  Use of force by police officers is a big deal
these days.  The PPSC Staff Views section of this
site should be read by every person seriously
considering a police career.  Unlike many law
enforcement research sites where theory outweighs
the substance, the PPSC Staff Views present use of
force issues logically and free of ambiguity.  
FindLaw:  Cases and Codes - Reference for Legal
Professionals - You could spend hours on this site
just reading the criminal statutes from your state.  
I've linked you directly to cases and codes.  Scroll
down and click on the state of your choice.  At the
top of the page, you'll see terms like criminal code;
state code, etc.  Click on the code and then browse
the page for the state's criminal codes.  Some titles
are obvious like
criminal code.  Others aren't so
obvious, and some aren't even in alphabetical order,
but once you're there, you'll find it very interesting.
PDI - Police Driving International - The
automobile... friend and foe:  During my thirty-two
years of operating police vehicles, I can only recall
one time when I received any actual driver's training
beyond my original police academy training.  It
didn't amount to much.  As I recall, the highlight
was negotiating those red street cones at a slow
speed.  Annual In-Service training classes would
discuss high speed pursuit and intervention issues,
but there was no driver's training to prepare for
those circumstances.  Don't be fooled by all that
chasing and bumping you see on cable news.  Most
police departments don't train for those situations,
and most police departments discourage you from
engaging in chases and interventions.  I strongly
encourage you to visit this site, because the way
you operate a police vehicle falls under one of the
five indispensable truths for a successful police
career... matters of life and death.
Kristieslaw.org -   If you're going to be a police
officer, you must spend some time at this site.  It's
not very uplifting, because it chronicles the deaths
of a lot of innocent men, women, and children
resulting from police vehicle pursuits.  It discusses
police department pursuit policies, or the lack of
policies... but, don't get hung up on that part of it.  
I can't imagine how horrible it must be to lose a
loved one as a result of a police vehicle pursuit.  I
do know it wouldn't make any difference to me
whether it was the bad guy's car, or the police car,
that killed my loved one.  The grief, and the
question, would be the same... "Why?"  Police
departments have been in a dilemma for years
regarding pursuit policies, and they'll be in that
same dilemma for years to come.  I've got the life
and work experience to understand every aspect of
police pursuits, and I'm still in a dilemma.  I do know
this for certain... it all comes down to you.  You're
going to be the police officer behind the wheel of
that police cruiser.  Here's something else that's as
certain as the next sunrise... a pursuit is a lot easier
to start than it is to stop.
Corruption of Law Enforcement Officers and
Public Officials - This site is a crash course on
drugs.  As a police officer, you'll definitely be a
participant in the drug war.  I've linked you directly
(above) to the page on corruption of law
enforcement officers.  The information for each
category is concise, interesting, and the information
sources are listed.
Case Law 4 cops - You're going to learn that
there aren't that many police officers who fully
understand why they do things the way they do
them... or... are supposed to do them.  At
caselaw4cops.net, Lieutenant Ted Belling provides
you with summaries of case law which you'll find
more than applicable to your duties as a police
officer.  The site also has some great articles by
Lieutenant Belling.  As this site grows, I expect the
list of articles to expand substantially.
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