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Digital Cameras for Cops  

December 1, 2006

By David Spraggs

Just five years ago my department purchased a 6-megapixel digital SLR camera that cost more than $5,000, as well as several 3.3-megapixel point-and-shoot digital cameras that cost more than $1,000 each. Today, similar products would cost a fraction of what we spent.

Northern Lights  

November 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Two seconds is not a lot of time. But it can mean the world. Just ask Officer Michael Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two seconds was the difference between Ferguson resuming his 19-year career as a Mountie or going to prison for four years.

Back to the Basics  

November 1, 2006

By Mark G. Stainbrook

The implications of football in American life run deep. Football is analogous to many things: warfare, battle, teamwork, discipline, mental toughness, physical courage, strategy, tactics, and of course, leadership.

Training the Trainers  

November 1, 2006

By David Griffith

"Amateurs do it till they get it right. Professionals do it till they can't get it wrong." That's one of the mantras of Jeff Gonzalez, director of training for Trident Concepts.

How to Get Into SWAT Shape  

November 1, 2006

By Stew Smith

Training for any agency’s SWAT team is physically, mentally, and tactically challenging. Add in long and changing shift work hours, family obligations, and not enough time in the day, and your goal of joining a SWAT team appears even more difficult. The goal of this article is to assist those police officers currently on the force in achieving the fitness level of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers.

Taking on the Drug War  

November 1, 2006

By Shelly Feuer Domash

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared what he called a modern-day war on drugs, calling it "America's Public Enemy Number One." Since then, police departments all over the country have been fighting that war, without a foreseeable end.

Combative Ground Fighting  

November 1, 2006

By Louie Marquez

Combative Ground FightingWhen you work the street, things can go bad in a split second. You have to be ready for anything and that means you also have to be ready to fight from any position, including the ground.

Sabre Defence XR15A3 Massad Ayoob Elite Rifle  

November 1, 2006

By Mike Detty

Prolific firearms writer, weapons instructor, and law enforcement officer Massad Ayoob has spent his professional career analyzing the dynamics of police work. Now Sabre Defence, a relatively new manufacturer of AR-15-style weapons, has introduced the Massad Ayoob XR15A3 Elite Rifle. Built in collaboration with the famed expert, the carbine has all of the features that savvy law enforcement officers need and want.

BlackHawk Blades Crucible Folding Knife  

November 1, 2006

By Scott Smith

BlackHawk Blades is the brainchild of Mike Noell and Michael Janich. Noell, a combat-decorated Navy SEAL, is the CEO of BlackHawk Products Group. He started the company because some of his equipment failed during a mission, and he believed he could make better products.

ID Procedures and the Right to Counsel  

November 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

There are several ways a crime victim or other eyewitness might have an opportunity to identify a stranger-perpetrator of a crime before being called as a witness in court. (If the perpetrator is an acquaintance, the ID will not generally be an issue.)

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