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In-Car Computers  

October 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Time was that the only computer in a patrol car was the Casio calculator inside the duty bag of the driver. Now just a decade later, computers are so common in patrol cars that some have more than one.

30 Years and Still Going Strong  

October 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Give or take a few weeks, Police Magazine was born 30 years ago this month as Police Product News. The magazine was the brainchild of Rodney A. Dornsife, its first editor and a San Diego cop. And like many small magazine startups it was a family project. Rod’s brother Chad was the advertising director, and according to Chad their father worked distribution.

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30th Anniversary: High-Impact Decisions  

October 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

Every U.S. Supreme Court decision on the criminal justice provisions of the Constitution (especially the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments) is important to law enforcement, but some have a more significant day-to-day impact on police work than others.

30th Anniversary: Tactical Hindsight  

October 1, 2006

By Greg Meyer

Ever long for "the good old days?" I know that some of you do. But before you decide to switch places with yesterday's cop, it's important for you to know that you have much better tools and tactics than we did 30 years ago.

30th Anniversary: Driving Memories  

October 1, 2006

By Steve Rothstein

When I started my law enforcement career about the same time that Police was launched in 1976, cop cars were changing. It was the era of the oil embargo and the gas shortages, so the engines in patrol vehicles started to get a lot smaller.

How to Work with the Media  

October 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

Before you have to work with the press, you should become thoroughly familiar with two things: the law as it applies to journalists, and your agency’s policies and procedures for interacting with members of the news media.

Class Time  

October 1, 2006

By David Griffith

The conference portion of TREXPO East 2006 offered a little something for everyone interested in tactical and patrol operations.

"Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools"  

September 1, 2006

By Elliott E. Grollman

BOOK REVIEW: Reading this book reminded me of how I felt when I viewed the film "United 93." I knew going in how it would end but, as they say, "The devil's in the details."

The Harbinger  

September 1, 2006

By David Griffith

When Russian Special Forces units stormed the terrorist held school in Beslan on Sept. 3, 2004, John Giduck was landing in Moscow with his Archangel team of tactical consultants. Police Magazine editor David Griffith caught up with Giduck by phone as he was preparing to hit the road again, moving from agency to agency warning American cops that Beslan-type school sieges are coming to America.

What Police Officers Need  

September 1, 2006

By Roy Alston

"Forward then. Forward! Let us go forward without fear into the future and let us dread naught when duty calls." - Sir Winston Churchill

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