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Trolling for Predators  

October 1, 2005

By Kelly Kyrik

Luckily, there is a new breed of law enforcement officials who are tracking what the NCMEC now calls “Computer Facilitated Crimes Against Children,” and these officers can be found online all over the country, ferreting out pedophiles on their own turf: the chat room.

TREXPO East 2005: Words of Wisdom and Warning  

October 1, 2005

By David Griffith

This year's TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Chantilly, Va., was an unusual kind of law enforcement trade show. It actually had star power. It had Sgt. Major Billy Waugh of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Working with Dogs  

October 1, 2005

By Dean Scoville

Whether chasing a fleeing suspect or searching for a missing person, the K-9 handler and his assisting officers have a lot of influence on the success or failure of a canine search. What can a street cop do to hedge his bets when it comes to a successful canine search? We asked a few K-9 vets.

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Preparing for the "Big One"  

September 1, 2005

By Mark G. Stainbrook

Only you know your leadership situation. Whether you are the chief of police or an officer on the beat, you should know your area of responsibility and what is required of you when the "big one" hits, whatever that catastrophe may be.

Making a Federal Case  

September 1, 2005

By David Griffith

The overwhelming majority of lawsuits filed against police officers and their agencies include both state and federal causes of action.

Stay Ready  

September 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Be prepared for things to go south on every contact you make. You never know when you’ll need to take chase or pull your gun at a moment’s notice.

Head Shots  

September 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Even the summers in England were cold to Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes. So on July 22 when the temperatures in South London were balmy to the locals, Menezes was bundled up in a coat.

Shots Fired: Grand Prairie, Texas 01/04/2005  

September 1, 2005

By Dean Scoville

Possessing a rough-hewn face and a rawboned build, Richard Johnson, 31, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was already wanted for a series of aggravated robberies in Ft. Worth by the time he took up a gun and fired a couple of shots at his mother. She escaped unharmed. But then Johnson turned things up a notch, stabbing himself in the stomach and setting fire to the converted mobile home they shared.

Down the Corridors  

September 1, 2005

By James D. Stalnaker

Building search is one of the most dangerous assignments that you will face in your career as a police officer. Suspects hidden in buildings have some potentially deadly advantages over you: They know where they are, the know their numbers, they know if they are armed, and they can wait for you to come to them or remain concealed until you leave.

Kahr Arms PM9 Subcompact Pistol  

September 1, 2005

By Mike Detty

In 2000, Kahr introduced the P9, a lightweight, polymer-framed version of the original K9. Other models followed, including the P40, a polymer .40 S&W version, and the PM9, an abbreviated version of the P9.

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