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Maintaining Success  

November 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Police officers are tasked with being true “jacks of all trades.” One of the biggest drawbacks to this designation is the amount of gear and paperwork officers are required to carry out into the field with them. It’s like having your entire office in your car and on your belt! Maintaining these items is one of the most commonly overlooked, but most important, aspects of our job.

Can Leadership and Friendship Co-Exist?  

November 1, 2005

By Mark G. Stainbrook

You can't call a relationship "friendship" until it has gone through adversity and you know that the person is really your friend. That can also be applied to leadership.

Armored Cars  

November 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Official reports say that at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday March 3, Officer Richard Kunz of the Schertz (Texas) Police Department pulled over a black Toyota Corolla on Interstate 35.

Shots Fired: Los Angeles County 01/14/1987  

November 1, 2005

By Dean Scoville

It's one of the maxims of working patrol: No matter what day of the week, no matter what time of night, things can go to hell in a heartbeat. It didn't take long for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Claus to learn how true this saying can be.

Stainless-Steel Weapon Retention  

November 1, 2005

By Eric Edgecomb

The call comes in at 22:45 on a sleepy night. There’s a domestic dispute at a home in a middle-class neighborhood. You acknowledge the call and drive toward the address.

Detonics USA CombatMaster  

November 1, 2005

By Mike Detty

If you started your law enforcement career carrying a Smith & Wesson M19 in a Sam Browne rig, chances are that you’re pretty darn close to retirement. Chances are too that you’ll also remember the splash it made when Detonics introduced the CombatMaster in 1977.

SOG Knives Trident Folder  

November 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Over the past few years of writing this column for Police I have had the chance to examine and use several knives and pocket tools from SOG Knives. All of these have been excellent tools for hard use. The SOG Trident Sea, Air, Land folder is no exception.

Residential Protective Sweeps  

November 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

There's always a risk that when a Supreme Court decision discusses two or more major points, those points may get blurred. One familiar example is Terry v. Ohio, which is often cited as the opinion that gave us the "stop and frisk" rule.

Nashville (Tenn.) Police Department  

November 1, 2005

By Bryn Bailer

Last year, in addition to routine patrol duties, officers and their mounts worked more than 600 assignments and events, including NFL Tennessee Titans football games, funerals for fallen police officers, and visits to retirement homes and other community events.

The Last Laugh  

November 1, 2005

By Jim McDevitt

February in New York City can bring plenty of snow if the conditions are right. This particular day in February the forecast was for snow accumulations of eight to 10 inches before midnight. My brother, Det. Henry McDevitt, worked in the Four-Eight precinct in the Bronx.

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