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How To Start a Bicycle Patrol Unit  

May 1, 2004

Today, more and more departments all over the world are adding bicycles to their arsenal of tools. Like any new tool or method, of course, barriers must be torn down. In the case of bicycles, the old attitude is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when starting a bike patrol unit.

Three officers test patrol boots from five manufacturers and share their opinions.

Trial Run: Duty Boots  

May 1, 2004

POLICE magazine asked three police officers from the Redondo Beach (Calif.) Police Department to wear five pairs of patrol boots for one shift each and tell us what they thought. Officers Dave Atwater, Denise Brenner, and Corey King gave their ratings to their test boots.

Strategic Modeling  

May 1, 2004

L.A. County's Terrorism Early Warning group was the brainchild of two L.A. Sheriff's Department officers who saw a threat in the rhetoric of a then little-known Islamist radical named Bin Laden. It was August 1996 and Osama had just issued his first fatwa, urging his followers to conduct global terrorist attacks against the United States and its citizens.

Federal Aid  

May 1, 2004

Improved cooperation between Marshals and local cops is the goal of a new federal initiative that was established after 9/11.

The Personality Factor  

April 1, 2004

Could Gandhi have been a great military general? Could Patton have led a nation with charm and persuasion? We will never know, but each of these great leaders, operating within the bounds of their own personality, reached a pinnacle of leadership in their time and in their element.

Watching the Neighborhood  

April 1, 2004

The 9/11 atrocities changed America. But unless they were directly affected, I don't think it really changed individual Americans. In fact, I think it had the opposite effect. If you were liberal before the attack, it made you more liberal; conservative, more conservative; pacifist, more pacifist...

A “calming” hand signal communicates to a subject that you want him to calm down even if you don’t ask him verbally to do so.

Sign Language  

April 1, 2004

In my years instructing law enforcement officers in defensive tactics I've observed that cops tend to overlook the importance of total communication with the suspect.

CZ-USA 2075 RAMI Semi-Auto  

April 1, 2004

This is an off-duty or concealed carry pistol, not a uniform duty gun.

Al Mar Nomad Knife  

April 1, 2004

For 25 years Al Mar has been a leader in tactical knives. The company's tradition of hard-use folding duty/tactical knives continues as Al Mar broadens its line of clip-it style knives.

Tags: Knives

InfinaDyne CD/DVD Inspector 2.1  

April 1, 2004

Nowadays it's easier to commit a crime with a computer than with a gun.

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