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Running with the Big Dogs  

May 1, 2005

By Marcus Wynne

It’s the middle of the night, and I’m sitting in a marked Decatur (Ill.) Police Department Chevy Tahoe with a big dog—a Belgian Malinois named Rico—and Officer Dan Wise, the third-shift K-9 handler. Over continual rounds of coffee, Skoal, and Mountain Dew, the handlers share some insights about their jobs.

Tags: K-9 Units

Storytelling  

April 1, 2005

By Mark G. Stainbrook

Cops are by definition storytellers. We deal with a situation, then go back to the station or to our vehicles, gather our thoughts, and tell the story in the form of a report.

Pros and Cons of Front-Wheel-Drive Police Cars  

April 1, 2005

By David Griffith

To say that Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is dominant in the police pursuit vehicle market is a gross understatement.

Networking for Information  

April 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

While the old standby techniques certainly have their place in today’s police work, technology and new improvements have created some exciting new ways to track criminals and solve crime.

Childhood's End  

April 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Records show that on Sept. 23, 1997, North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Ed Lowry pulled a car with South Carolina plates on I-95 near Fayetteville. The reason for the stop was reported as a seat belt violation, but the real reason was probably just that feeling that some veteran cops get that something just ain’t right.

Driver’s Education  

April 1, 2005

By David W. Halliday

This column is generally about defensive tactics or ways to give yourself an edge in a gunfight. Each month, you flip open your Police magazine and on or about this page there’s a column by a martial artist that tells you how to stun an attacker with a forearm blast or an article about what to do when your trusty sidearm jams and all hell is breaking loose.

Pelican Products Black Knight M12 Duty Light  

April 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Let's take a quick look at the Pelican Black Knight M12, a full-bodied duty light that can really be an asset on the street.

Easypano Crime Scene Virtual Tour & Publisher  

April 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

Crime scene investigation is a basic step in every criminal investigation. Beyond the wizardry of DNA and trace fiber analysis that are shown on TV shows like “CSI” there are other vital tasks that crime scene technicians and detectives perform to connect the dots and solve the crime. One of these tasks is photography.

Arresting Foreign Nationals  

April 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

The world is, as they say, getting smaller. International travel and relocation are commonplace, which means that police officers everywhere are more likely to encounter crime victims, witnesses, and suspects who are not U.S. citizens. Because of federal law, special procedures may sometimes apply when dealing with foreign nationals.

Cops Caught Off Guard  

April 1, 2005

By Commander Gilmore

We've gotta believe that 46 Brazilian police officers now own the world's record for the most embarrassing cop moment in history. Nearly 50 officers from the state of Paraiba were on a bus heading for a big athletic competition in the city of Salvador when four armed dudes blocked the road and announced a holdup. None of the cops had brought their guns.

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