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Origins of SWAT  

May 1, 2003

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

Beretta's Model 92 Folding Knife  

May 1, 2003

This clip-it exhibits the qualities that have made Beretta sidearms standard for police personnel.

Suicide is Not Painless  

May 1, 2003

Killing yourself is an act of emotional violence against your friends and family.

The London Metropolitan Police force was the model for the American city forces. This illustration shows a 19th-century “bobby” in a wool frock coat. Similar uniforms were worn by New York cops of the period.

Of Authorized Pattern  

May 1, 2003

Like many other aspects of American society, much of police uniform tradition in the United States comes from across the pond.

Textron’s new armored vehicle.

TREXPO West: Tactical Tools  

May 1, 2003

The motto of the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) is, "Well armed, well prepared, and well informed."

Binocular Basics  

April 1, 2003

Look on the front seat of the vast majority of police cars today and I'd wager you'll see a beat up pair of K-Mart binoculars (or worse).

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Lead Vs. Steel  

April 1, 2003

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit  

April 1, 2003

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

Anti-Vampire Riots  

April 1, 2003

There's no telling what wild creatures you'll come across in the exciting world of policing.

Hispanic gang members may wear this St. Louis Rams jersey with “13” on it to signify an affiliation with the Mexican mafia.

Athletic Supporters  

April 1, 2003

Professional and college teams' sportswear has become extremely popular with some gangs. Members wear sweatshirts or ballcaps to signify their gang. There are several reasons why gangs do this, and they're not all obvious.

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