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Distracted Driving  

March 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

The other day a friend of mine had a rear-ender on duty that was caused by his responding to his MDT (Mobile Distracting Terminal) or MDC (Moving Destruction Computer) or whatever they are called.

Equipping the Tactical Medic  

March 1, 2006

By Lawrence E. Heiskell, M.D., FACEP, FAAFP and Bohda

The tactical medic must be able to effectively carry equipment and be able to operate in a tactical situation without hindering the rest of the team. So he or she must decide what items and tools will be carried into the field and what equipment will be left in a vehicle or in a larger kit.

10 Essential Skills You Need to Win a Gunfight  

March 1, 2006

By Dave Spaulding

The great Bill Jordan once said: "There is no second-place winner in a gunfight." Even if you take nothing else away from this article, I ask that you train to win any gunfight that you become involved in, not survive it, but win it.

First Aid  

March 1, 2006

By Lawrence E. Heiskell, M.D., FACEP, FAAFP

The scene is a fixture in many war movies. A wounded soldier cries out, “Medic!” then another soldier, one who carries a medical kit and not a weapon, crawls out from his foxhole and braves the fury of a firefight or an artillery barrage to render aid to his wounded buddy.

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest  

March 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

European Gangs Tattoos  

February 1, 2006

By Richard Valdemar

Take a close look at the recent media coverage of the rioting in France, and you will see that those young French men of Arab and African descent are wearing identifying tattoos.

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To Lead and Serve  

February 1, 2006

By Mark G. Stainbrook

"The Leader must himself believe that willing obedience beats forced obedience, and that he can get this only by really knowing what should be done." - Xenophon, 360 BC

The Power of Association  

February 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

The easiest and most common way associates are used in police investigations is to locate suspects. While this seems like routine information that everyone knows, only a few people put it into practice in each department.

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