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Combating Conditioned Hesitation  

July 1, 2005

By Michael Andrew Lord VanBlaricum

There are many factors that can lead to an officer hesitating in the kill zone. Any hesitation in a crisis situation can potentially cost an officer his or her life. Factors contributing to this problem include but are not limited to training, the officer’s level of physical fitness, the officer’s mindset and attitudes, suspect/subject factors, and fear.

Remington Arms Model 7615 Police Rifle  

July 1, 2005

By Paul Scarlata

In keeping with its tradition of supplying police officers with easy-to-use, rugged long guns built for specific police applications, Remington recently introduced the Model 7615 pump-action rifle that's being marketed as a patrol rifle for agencies that can't carry so-called "assault" weapons outside of tactical units.

Streamlight Thunder Ranch Illumination System  

July 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Duty use lights have become highly specialized over the last few years. The market is full of numerous weapon-mounted lights, handheld “tactical” lights that rival a Jedi light saber for wattage output, and even mini LEDs for navigation or searching for dropped keys.

JLT Mobile Computers Ruggedized 1205-PS PC  

July 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

There are essentially two types of computers in American police cars: removable laptops and fixed onboard computers that aren’t meant to be removed unless they need to be repaired or replaced.

Resumption of Questioning  

July 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

Once a custodial suspect has been given Miranda warnings, there are three basic options he can choose to exercise: (1) waive his rights and agree to talk, (2) invoke his right to remain silent, or (3) invoke his right to counsel. The suspect’s response determines whether, and under what circumstances, he can later be re-approached by law enforcement officers to obtain an admissible statement.

A Cry for Help  

July 1, 2005

By Jim McDevitt

We were working day tours and a July heat wave was stifling New York City. Sgt. Reibe was supervising on patrol and Lt. O’Leary was on the desk. My partner and I operated a sector patrol car, One-Ten Ida.

How to Purchase Mobile Computers  

July 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Back in 1965, a few years before he helped found Intel, a scientist named Gordon Moore postulated a law of technology. What the brilliant Mr. Moore said is that the power of computers will double every year. Some say he said every 18 months.

Who Really Pays for Your Gear?  

July 1, 2005

By David Griffith

There are many professions in which workers receive some kind of additional pay to allow them to buy essential apparel, gear, and equipment for their work. Traditionally soldiers, nurses, even some janitors have received uniform allowances. But few professionals have come to rely on this practice as much as law enforcement officers.

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Watch What You Eat  

July 1, 2005

By Dean Scoville

While not generally regarded as one of the more obvious dangers of the job, an officer’s lunch break is not without its liabilities.

Shots Fired: Pueblo, Colorado 12/23/2004  

June 2, 2005

By Dean Scoville

It was two days before Christmas 2004, and Sgt. Randy Wills of the Pueblo (Colo.) Police Department was a case study in sleep deprivation. It had been a busy holiday season with very little peace on earth and even less good will toward men. Wills needed rest.

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