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Swimming the Witch  

October 1, 2002

Police officers swept up in a high-profile case involving accusations of racism and excessive force probably sympathize with those poor swimming witches. Except their trial is not by water, it's by media.

On the Cutting Edge  

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

Defense Dollars  

October 1, 2002

Most cities and counties have increased police and fire funding since 9-11, but in many cases, budget bumps can barely meet newly established needs.

Jumping into the Fire  

October 1, 2002

At Columbine, the officers, deputies, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel did an incredible job in their response to an unbelievably bad situation. But through no fault of their own, the tactics they were trained to use were not suited to the nature of the incident.

Original SWAT’s 9-inch leather side-zip boot is made to last through any kind of weather, keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

What's in a Boot?  

October 1, 2002

You probably know what you like, but you probably also see something new each time you browse your local uniform store, looking to replace your boots. Companies continue to come up with newer and better technologies every year.

Corrections gear  prevents injury from violent inmates.

Behind the Walls  

October 1, 2002

From Honolulu to New York City, prisoner incidents and uprisings have become all too common. Luckily, corrections officers are equipped better than ever to deal with such incidents.

Finding a Face in the Crowd  

October 1, 2002

A security guard looks at the images on the screen in front of him: a video capture of a clean-shaven man with close-cropped hair next to a mugshot of a convicted American drug dealer with a beard and shaggy long hair. They look different, but the guard confirms they are definitely the same man. In minutes, the positively identified man is apprehended.

Knoxx Industries’ Sidewinder Conversion Kit is a 10-round drum magazine for 12-gauge pump guns.

Scattergun Goodies  

September 1, 2002

Few items in the police arsenal are asked to wear as many hats as the duty shotgun. This ubiquitous tool is being increasingly relied upon to perform a wide range of roles-many never imagined even 20 years ago.

Fools Rush In  

September 1, 2002

Then you see them, casualties. Many of them, grotesquely motionless, obscured by the low hanging mist.

One Man, One Bomb  

September 1, 2002

"The threat of suicide bombers in the U.S. is not an 'if' but a 'when,'" read a recent alert to law enforcement that was sent by the California Department of Justice.

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