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Light and Tough  

February 1, 2007

By David Griffith

The first thing you need to know about First Choice Armor’s new Multi-Use Shield Technology (M.U.S.T.) is that it was designed by shield operators for shield operators.

Elder Abuse  

February 1, 2007

By Joseph Petrocelli

The fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population is the cohort of people who are more than 85 years old. The aging of America will present many challenges to law enforcement, including how to protect people who may no longer have the physical or mental capacity to protect themselves and how to investigate cases of elder abuse.

Shots Fired: Coral Gables, Florida - 04•19•1993  

February 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

The Miami suburb of Coral Gables, Fla., is home to a confluence of lifestyles, where the affluent and the amoral intersect and are often one and the same. Its palatial houses and palm tree-lined streets are home to doctors, lawyers, business people, and narcotics traffickers.

Overcoming Mass Attacks  

February 1, 2007

By Al Abidin

One of the most dangerous encounters a law enforcement officer can face is a mass attack. Two prime examples of a mass attack are an officer responding to a bar fight and a corrections officer trying to break up a fight in the prison yard.

Search Warrant Exceptions  

February 1, 2007

By Devallis Rutledge

The requirement of the Fourth Amendment is that all searches be "reasonable." The Supreme Court has ruled that warrantless searches are presumed to be unreasonable, "subject only to a few specifically established and well-delineated exceptions."

Concealable Armor  

February 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

On Nov. 23, 2006, the day after Thanksgiving, Officer Chris Walker of the Jonesboro (Ark.) Police Department confronted a rape suspect hiding in a dark attic. The suspect fired from a prone position directly at Walker, who was able to return fire.

Making the Grade/Making the Transition  

February 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

A few months ago, I started working as an investigator. I had some 20 years of experience on patrol. But the move was still a challenge, as I was basically thrown into a sink-or-swim situation.

The Renaissance Man  

February 1, 2007

By David Griffith

When Bruce Siddle left the ranks of the Monroe County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Department after seven years to concentrate on training officers at the St. Louis Police Academy, he couldn’t have envisioned where it would take him.

How To Lift Fingerprints  

February 1, 2007

By David Spraggs

As the responding patrol officer it’s your job to properly process the crime scene, including locating, printing, collecting, and documenting all fingerprint evidence on scene — not necessarily an easy task.

The "Moto" and How to Get It  

January 1, 2007

By Mark G. Stainbrook

A recent e-mail from a reader asked me how a leader brings out the highest levels of motivation from police officers. It seems like a great topic to write about.

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