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Martial arts instructor Hans Marrero demonstrates a suspect control technique during a defensive tactics seminar at TREXPO West.

TREXPO West: Getting Physical  

May 1, 2003

Unlike many police trade shows, the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) gives officers an opportunity to go hands on with weapons at the range day and with defensive tactics in the seminar program.

Cold Cases: National Databases and Cold Case Investigations  

May 1, 2003

The FBI administers several national databases that have played a critical role in numerous cold case investigations.

How to...Open a Cold Case  

May 1, 2003

A few months ago, newspapers around the country covered the arrest of Gerald Mason for a murder that happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. Mason was rousted out of a comfortable life in South Carolina and charged with killing two police officers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, Calif. In 1957.

Police Suicide: Cop Killer  

May 1, 2003

Everything has just gone to hell since the internal affairs investigation. And nothing makes sense anymore. So John takes out his off-duty piece, an old wheel gun. He sits down on the bed, puts one in the cylinder, snaps it shut, and stares down at the blued metal machinery in his hand. The world around him is very quiet as he starts to raise the weapon to his head.

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories  

May 1, 2003

Judith Gentry’s husband Tom killed himself six years ago in their bedroom. A trained ICU nurse, Gentry’s no stranger to the stress and trauma of emergencies, but when she heard a gunshot and found her husband dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she called a girlfriend instead of dialing 911.

Police Suicide: Eating a Gun  

May 1, 2003

Why do cops almost always choose guns as the way to take their lives? Cops are familiar with guns.

How Smart Could He Be?  

May 1, 2003

"Listen, man! Give yourself up! It's no good! There're a thousand cops out here!" he yelled toward the building in exasperation.

Searching suspects is always dangerous. A thorough search technique is essential to keeping yourself and other officers safe.

Search Patterns  

May 1, 2003

Patting down a suspect is serious business and you can never be reminded enough of the hazards of doing it poorly.

Origins of SWAT  

May 1, 2003

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

Beretta's Model 92 Folding Knife  

May 1, 2003

This clip-it exhibits the qualities that have made Beretta sidearms standard for police personnel.

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