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Radio Control  

February 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

So, the next time that radio buzzes with an officer asking for help, resist the urge to pick it up and answer. Just head that way and get there.

How to Build a Firearms Range: Target Suppliers  

February 1, 2005

By Dave Douglas

Full descriptions of additional companies that sell targets for firearms practice.

Disarming the Cops  

February 1, 2005

By David Griffith

They’re at it again. The activists and advocates of the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International are trying to take away one of your most effective weapons: your Taser.

Vang Comp Systems Police Magnum Shotgun  

February 1, 2005

By Dave Douglas

The reason for the 870's popularity with the men and women of American law enforcement is easy to understand. It's a proven weapon that works not only as a long gun but also as a means of intimidating the bad guy into peaceful compliance.

Princeton Tec Surge and Impulse Specialty Lights  

February 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Today, a lot of police work involves specialization. In large departments nationwide we have harbor/shore patrol units, water rescue, high-country search and rescue teams, SWAT units, K-9 units, and the list goes on and on. That’s why many officers are looking beyond traditional patrol flashlights and at “specialty” lights designed for hikers, climbers, hunters, and divers.

ImageWare Systems IWS Law Enforcement Application  

February 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

As a kid growing up in the late 1950s and early ’60s, one of the toys I received one Christmas was a Mr. Potato Head. If you’re from that era, you may remember Mr. Potato Head. He was a goofy plastic guy, or should I say, “spud,” of a thousand faces. Using creativity limited only by your imagination and, of course, available parts, you created faces that only your Mom and maybe Picasso would love.

Controlling Lawsuit Risks  

February 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

Some law enforcement activities are more likely than others to generate citizen complaints, tort claims, and lawsuits (use of deadly or serious force, for example). But even routine detentions, searches, and arrests also present civil liability risks. What can you do to reduce the chances of becoming a defendant in a lawsuit?

No Hacksaws, No Dynamite, No Problem  

February 1, 2005

By Commander Gilmore

While police scampered around the countryside looking for their lost convicts, investigators at the scene were concluding that the "explosive" that blew out the iron bars of a window and collapsed the adjacent wall wasn't an explosive at all, but rather a corrosive agent: human urine.

Faceless Cop Killers  

February 1, 2005

By MIchael Andrew Lord VanBlaricum

Time after time, officers end up in dangerous situations where they perform simple tactical errors and take for granted that their lives are not endangered.

America's Most Dangerous Gang  

February 1, 2005

By Shelly Feuer Domash

There was a message in two recent gang murders for the people of Long Island. And that message was that gang violence had moved into the upper middle class enclaves of the Island, into the kinds of communities where the locals assume that crime is somebody else’s problem. Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) is unfortunately becoming everybody’s problem.

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