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A retired K-9 and his handler’s current partner can usually coexist without much trouble. Just expect a little jealousy and some confusion on the part of the retired dog as he gets used to his new status.

Retiring Your K-9  

September 1, 2003

Watching your best friend and partner retire can be very difficult; some say traumatic. He’s been by your side every day for years and you’ve put your lives on the line for each other. Now you have to give up that closeness on the job.

Tags: K-9 Units

How to...Start a WMD Unit  

September 1, 2003

In the days following 9/11, many citizens wondered aloud if their local public safety agencies were prepared to protect them if their communities were attacked. Unfortunately, until recently, the answer to that question was often, No.

The Enemies Within  

September 1, 2003

It seems a quaint idea now, but before 9/11, the leading culprits for launching major terror attacks on American soil were hate groups and other domestic terrorists. These people are flat dangerous, especially to law enforcement officers who might get in their way.

Policing Dissent  

August 1, 2003

For more than a week, thousands of protesters waged a campaign of civil disobedience in the city's downtown area, blocking intersections, the entrances to government contractor companies like Bechtel, and generally causing confusion and consternation for anyone trying to get to work.

Breaking Out the Big Guns  

August 1, 2003

I read today about a Canadian team in Afghanistan making a confirmed kill at 2,670 yards. That's a mile and a half, give or take 30 yards. I can't even see a bus at a mile and a half, let alone a man-size target.

Animals Can Get Crooks Into All Sorts of Trouble  

August 1, 2003

It's official in Australia now.  When a police K-9 nuzzles your crotch, it's purely social.

Avoiding De Facto Arrests  

August 1, 2003

If police take someone from one location and transport him or her involuntarily to a police facility for investigation, this will be considered a de facto arrest. Without probable cause, that arrest will be unlawful, with predictable consequences for both evidence suppression and civil liability.

Gerber Silver Trident  

August 1, 2003

The Silver Trident is a 10.75-inch blackened stainless knife that tips the scales at just over 11 ounces. This is not a "hang it from your daily wear duty belt beat cop" kind of knife.

 

Tags: Knives
The CZ P-01 is a compact, aluminum alloy frame duty pistol with some thoughtful features.

CZ P-01 Compact Duty Pistol  

August 1, 2003

The company's pistols are so well designed that its classic CZ 52 was a mainstay of the Czech military for 23 years.

Disarming  

August 1, 2003

Most police departments nationwide didn't start training their recruits and sworn officers how to protect their guns until the early '80s when law enforcement became widely aware of the staggering statistics regarding officer shootings.

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