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Cops vs. Cars  

June 1, 2005

By David Griffith

At presstime many things had still not been publicly released regarding the Devin Brown incident. LAPD detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and the FBI were all investigating the shooting. So it’s not known where Garcia was standing when he discharged 10 rounds into the Camry. And it’s not known if his use of deadly force was justified.

Recruiting Replacements  

June 1, 2005

By Jon LeSage

Law enforcement agencies throughout the country are facing a major challenge in the recruitment of qualified peace officers. The baby boomer generation—many of them hired after service in Vietnam—is in the midst of retirement planning. Younger people are more skeptical about police work because of negative publicity and the allure of a rebounding economy with job offers from the private sector.

How to Run For Sheriff  

June 1, 2005

By Bryn Bailer

If jobs were like mental illnesses, the office of sheriff could be said to have multiple personality disorder. On one hand, you're a by-the-book law enforcement officer. On the other, you're a consummate, cunning politician.

The Future of Law Enforcement Leadership  

May 1, 2005

By Mark G. Stainbrook

"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future." – Eric Hoffer

Street Smarts  

May 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Officers can become too reliant on the new technology to do their job, and can easily forget that an officer’s job is still 90 percent common sense and know-how.

Dive Training: Beyond the Basics  

May 1, 2005

By Mark Kariya

Beyond the basic dive certification that most enthusiasts get from the PADI, an agency will probably have to depend on a more specialized source for training.

Fighting Fire with Fire  

May 1, 2005

By David Griffith

It was March 21, 2:55 p.m., spring was in the air in the remote north woods of Minnesota, and the students of Red Lake High School were anxiously awaiting the sound of the bell. What they heard instead was explosions out in the hallway.

Don't Go With Them  

May 1, 2005

By R.K. Campbell

One of the most difficult situations that an officer can face is a confrontation with an individual who wants to die. These extremely dangerous people fall into three primary classes: terrorists on a suicide mission, criminals who won’t be taken alive, and emotionally disturbed people who want to take their own lives and choose a police officer as their unwitting accomplice.

Para-Ordnance Black Watch Companion Pistol  

May 1, 2005

By Mike Detty

If you like the idea of carrying a semi-auto pistol chambered for the mighty .45 ACP but are not comfortable carrying a gun with the hammer cocked and locked, Para Ordnance might have the perfect off-duty alternative for you.

Beretta Pistol Tool  

May 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Call me skeptical or overly practical when it comes to gear, but I have played with a lot of it over the years, and I’ve learned to ask myself one question before I commit to it: Will this thing make my job easier and help me accomplish my mission?

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