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Police practices in U.S. similar in snaring DUIs

Current police practices are somewhat similar across the country; through standardization the margin of error is decreased. Why is this important? Well, let’s take a look at SFSTs.

Planning a summer adventure? Consider safety

As the summer months approach, there is a growing anticipation of vacations and adventures. There is something about the great outdoors that makes you feel like Christopher Columbus discovering the new world, or Lewis and Clark exploring the unknown of the West.

Living with COPD requires changes

Are you one of the approximately 24 million Americans diagnosed with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Or, could you be one of the 12 million Americans that, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, suffers from COPD and does not know it?

Police Blotter

April 16, 3:49 p.m.

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Emergency supplies kit important just in case

Most of us have walked around the block. We’ve seen, read or experienced calamity. The word disaster or natural disaster can affect any community. We can never predict. But if it’s predictable, then it’s preventable in the words of risk management expert Gordon Graham.

Police training ends with four months of field work

The last couple of weeks you’ve read about a police officer’s hiring process and the police academy course of study. Before becoming a solo-certified police officer, a new hire must successfully complete a Field Training & Evaluation Program.

Healthy eating changes hard but necessary

A growing problem in America is an increasingly unhealthy population. An increase in the number of overweight Americans has led to more doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, prescribed medications and deaths nationally.

Police Blotter

April 10, 7:53 a.m.

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