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How to Build a Firearms Range  

February 1, 2005

By Dave Douglas

Some of us still remember back when Disneyland used to issue coupons for its rides. The coupons started with “A” tickets for the tame kiddie-type rides and graduated all the way up to the “E” coupon for the especially wild rides. Hence the phrase, “you’re in for a real E-Ticket ride.”

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This Year's Models  

February 1, 2005

By David Griffith

So because every cop can't get a sneak peek at the latest police firearms on the floor of a major trade show, POLICE offers you this roundup of some of the latest in law enforcement tools.

A Family Affair  

February 1, 2005

By Gina Gallo

Domestic violence in police families is hidden behind the Blue Wall of Silence, but experts say the only way to prevent this tragedy is to bring it into the open.

TASER: Navigating the Learning Curve  

February 1, 2005

By John Rose

Editor’s Note: On Nov. 30, 2003, three officers of the Cincinnati Police Department were called to the parking lot of one of the city’s many White Castle restaurants. There they found an immense 41-year-old man named Nathaniel Jones who was scaring the restaurant’s employees with his bizarre behavior.

Police Domestic Violence  

February 1, 2005

By Gina Gallo

In our society, it's doctrine that education is the key to success. Police domestic violence activist Renae Griggs also believes that education is the key to helping officers learn ways to constructively cope with job-related stress.

How Tasers Are Used by the Cincinnati PD  

February 1, 2005

By David Griffith

When the Cincinnati Police Department decided to equip all of its patrol officers with X26 Tasers, department brass had to establish policy for use of the conductive weapons. After studying the research assembled by Specialist John Rose, Chief Thomas Streicher Jr. decided that the Cincinnati PD would place Tasers right after verbal commands in the department’s force continuum.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Domestic Violence Calls  

January 1, 2005

By Gerald W. Garner

Veteran cops have always known that responding to a domestic altercation or assault is a high-risk assignment. The reasons for the danger are plentiful.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Arrest and Control  

January 1, 2005

By Gerald W. Garner

In the Southwestern U.S., a patrolman with about a year on the job was shot twice in the back of the head while transporting two robbery suspects in the back seat of his patrol car. The officer had failed to find a .380 caliber handgun concealed on one of the robbers. The officer died of the wounds he received in the 3:30 a.m. incident.

Fatal Errors  

January 1, 2005

By Gerald W. Garner

Making an arrest, engaging in a traffic contact, and intervening on the scene of domestic mayhem are, statistically, among the most dangerous things you can do. Make an error in your handling of one of these and you should anticipate a really bad day.

Fatal Errors: Car Stop Safety Tips  

January 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Car stops are a daily occurrence for most patrol officers. Whether in a big city or out in the country, a traffic stop is at the very root of what we do. And like most activities that we consider “routine,” we can get a little complacent on traffic stops and put ourselves on “auto pilot” without even realizing it. That’s a bad move on our part.

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