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Shots Fired: San Dimas, California 06/20/1989  

May 15, 2013

Belmontez raised the knife and charged at the officers with rapid steps. That the man had a wooden leg had already been made known to Brown. What he didn't expect was that the 250-pound man had long ago become accustomed to walking with it.

<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative  

May 14, 2013

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

The P-Word  

May 14, 2013

Panic has little place in the modern world, and for a crime fighter it can be a killer; action is our mantra, and preparation is our antidote.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Safe Prisoner Transport  

May 6, 2013

Every year, prisoners escape custody. But using the proper restraints and techniques for each prisoner transfer situation will help ensure the safety of yourself and other law enforcement officers.

<p>Photo by John Johnston, Ace K9.</p>

Dogs, Drugs, and the Fourth Amendment  

May 3, 2013

Two cases from Florida have brought the U.S. Supreme Court to two different conclusions regarding K-9 searches in 2013. One is an affirmation of existing practice, but the other breaks new ground and imposes new limits.

<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Random Thoughts About a Rough Week  

May 2, 2013

We, and I mean everyone in the United States, have just been through what President Obama called a "rough week."  Americans and American law enforcement rose to meet these horrors and battle this evil in ways that can only make us all proud.

<p>Photo courtesy of Travis Creteau</p>

Border Patrol Agent Retrieves Two Children from Submerged Vehicle  

May 1, 2013

Agent Travis Creteau was able to retrieve two little girls from a fully submerged vehicle after it crashed into a San Diego-area reservoir. Unfortunately, the children did not survive. For his efforts, agent Creteau has been named the May 2013 NLEOMF Officer of the Month.

<p>Photo courtesy of Zuma Press.</p>

Search Warrant Detentions  

April 30, 2013

When you make a search of premises under authority of a search warrant, it is generally permissible to detain the occupants pending completion of the search. The authority to do so, and the rationale supporting detention, were limited by a 2013 decision.

<p>Photo courtesy of Danner.</p>

Police Product Test: Danner Tachyon Military Boots  

April 25, 2013

If you're looking for a tactical or military boot with a minimalist feel but still need the protection and durability that Danner is well known for, these just might be what you're looking for.

<p>Photo courtesy of Propper.</p>

Police Product Test: Propper Off-Duty Apparel  

April 25, 2013

The Sonoras are built like a pair of casual cargo pants with multiple pockets and a relaxed fit. What makes them stand out is the ultra-lightweight material from which they are made.

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