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Beretta 8000 Cougar

Ready for Duty  

April 1, 2004

Beginning in the mid-1980s, American police agencies switched en masse from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol. Rationalizations for this change in weaponry were many and are still hotly debated.

Representatives from Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) explain the process for converting a “live” firearm into a training weapon using UTM’s conversion kit.

SHOT Show 2004  

April 1, 2004

Each year the law enforcement specific portion of the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show grows larger. This year's show was no exception.

Tags: SHOT Show

How to Get Promoted  

April 1, 2004

People have their own opinions about what makes a good cop and what constitutes a successful law enforcement career. Most people agree that moving up the ranks is a good indicator of success. For those of you who are looking to add some stripes to your uniform, here’s some advice from people who have been there.

 A tactical team practices entry techniques at the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center.

Head of the Class  

April 1, 2004

The Center's mission is to provide no-cost counterdrug training and education to law enforcement and drug demand reduction specialists across the 18 northeastern United States spanning Maine to Virginia and west to Wisconsin.

Using crime-mapping technology, police intelligence officers and crime analysts can spot trends such as a rash of car thefts and allocate police resources to end the problem.

Connecting the Dots  

April 1, 2004

Computers have revolutionized the art of crime mapping. Once just an exercise of sticking pins into a map glued to a bulletin board, crime mapping is now built on a foundation of “geographic information systems,” or GIS, a fancy term for creating, updating, and analyzing computerized maps.

The Good Follower  

March 1, 2004

When everyone tries to be the leader at the same time, nothing gets done.

Do You Smell Smoke?  

March 1, 2004

Smoking is about as good for you as drinking toxic waste, although it's a lot more satisfying.

Make Yourself a Leader  

March 1, 2004

No asset is more valuable in contemporary American policing than the ability to take charge and get others to follow.

Consider carrying your handcuffs on the front of your duty belt. This way you won’t have to reach behind your back to access them, a move that could give a suspect a chance to escape or attack.

Duty Belt Deconstruction  

March 1, 2004

While some safety measures may seem insignificant now, they might actually save your life someday. Start by looking at your duty belt. Did you configure the items on it because they work best that way for you, or because everyone else does it that way?

Taurus PT92 Duty Pistol  

March 1, 2004

Today's Taurus is ISO9000 rated for quality-control excellence and has become world renowned for making fine firearms.

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