By David Griffith
Last June POLICE magazine published an editorial that asked readers to let us know if their agencies had policies that prohibited officers from carrying backup guns. We promised to contact these agencies and ask the reasons for the policies. Calls were made and the following is our agency-by-agency report.
One of the biggest problems with the concept of backup guns is that police administrators have a tendency to confuse backup guns with smaller, often less reliable "hideaway guns."
Cops are dying in California, and prosecutors are coddling their accused killers.
By Scott Smith
And for a knife that can handle the worst-case scenarios on raids, search-and-rescue missions, you name it, I like the Camillus and Becker Knife and Tool Tactool/BK3.
By Bob Davis
This versatile upgrade makes it easier for polygraph examiners to capture and analyze data and communicate and display their findings.
By Devallis Rutledge
After all you've gone through to make the collar and get the case prosecuted, the last thing you need is to cause a mistrial because of some miscue around the courthouse when your arrestee is on trial.
By Commander Gilmore
Transported signs, disappearing phones, and possessed appliances.
It's not hard to make a strong case for backup guns. The basic contention of backup gun proponents is that old saw that goes: If you absolutely have to have one of something to ensure your survival, then you better have two.
By Ernest Emerson
As a police officer you often find yourself in a position where knife attacks are most likely to occur: within arm’s reach of an unknown individual with unknown intent. It’s a worst-case scenario, but it can happen at any time. Click here to view these knife techniques in streaming video.
By Dave Douglas
One thing I, for one, never gave much thought to is the ammunition we are most likely issued by our respective departments. There are so many different brands, calibers, and performance characteristics to consider that it’s mind boggling.