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Cold Case Interrogations  

March 1, 2007

By Devallis Rutledge

In many instances, the suspect in a cold case turns out to be someone who is serving time for another crime. What are the considerations for conducting custodial interrogation of such a prisoner, insofar as Miranda and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel are concerned?

Where Did John Wayne Go?  

March 1, 2007

By Dave Smith

John wayne was the hero of my youth. He won World War II, tamed the Wild West, and generally went through life kicking butt. We hardly even remembered or cared about the name of any of the characters he played; we just went to a John Wayne Movie…period, enough said.

Austin (Texas) PD's Crisis Negotiation Team  

March 1, 2007

By Bryn Bailer

Texas' capital city of Austin was the site of the infamous Texas Tower sniper incident in 1966, widely credited with inspiring the creation of SWAT teams. Today it is home to a nationally recognized police crisis-negotiation team.

Surprise, Shock, and Speed  

March 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

Diversionary devices have had many names, not all of them popular. But that's mostly due to the public's misperception of what they are and how they are used.

SHOT Show 2007: Report from the Aisles  

March 1, 2007

By Scott Smith and David Griffith

Every winter, the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show attracts buyers from the major wholesalers, federal firearms license holders, and a mix of individuals from the government and law enforcement. For those of you who couldn't get to Orlando in mid-January to walk the aisles of the show, here's a quick look at some of the gear that caught the eyes of our editors.

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How to Evaluate Ammunition  

March 1, 2007

By Nick Jacobellis

Imagine for a moment that you are a law enforcement administrator who is responsible for evaluating ammunition for your agency. The decisions you make can have a profound effect on the safety of your sworn personnel and the civilian population that they serve. The same is true if you are an individual officer who is allowed to use personally owned firearms and ammunition on the job. You have a responsibility to select the best ammunition available.

Tac Cams  

March 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

If you have ever encountered a closed door, a blind corner, a dark alley, or some other seemingly impenetrable barrier, you may have wished for x-ray vision to see what evil lurked on the other side. Superman you are not, but there are technologies that can help you see through, under, and around barriers.

Mobile Command: Better Than a Bread Truck  

March 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

A conference on the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction in 1998 convinced Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of the Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff's Department that his agency needed to purchase a mobile command unit so all agencies in his county would be prepared for such an event.

Preparing For the Worst  

March 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

Whether you've participated in hundreds of emergency response exercises or not a one, a new online resource will benefit you and your agency in planning a real-time scenario—especially if you're interested in federal funding.

Modern Tactical Boots  

March 1, 2007

By André M. Dall'au

A proper fitting tactical boot needs to provide support, flexibility, and durability that allow the user to train and work without the distraction of sore feet.

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