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A New Look, A New Year  

January 1, 2007

By David Griffith

The more observant of you may notice that this issue of POLICE looks a little different. In the magazine industry, this is called a redesign, and we’re really jazzed about our new look. Now, I know that some of you out there may be thinking, “Why’d they change it? I liked it just the way it was.”

2007 Chevy Tahoe PPV  

January 1, 2007

By David Griffith

It was my fault. I entered the hairpin curve way too fast, and the SUV I was driving went into a spin. But I had two things going for me that prevented the spin from being dangerous: I was in the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Police Package Vehicle and I was on a closed course at GM’s Scottsdale, Ariz., proving grounds.

Street Corner Drug Dealing  

January 1, 2007

By Joseph Petrocelli

It has been argued that drug use is a victimless crime. But you’re a cop, and you know better. You’ve seen the overdosed victims, the worried looks on parents’ faces. You’ve also seen the neighborhood deterioration. You know that as drug dealers move in, citizens have a diminished feeling of safety and legitimate businesses move out. This creates an environment suitable not only for drug dealing, but also prostitution, burglaries, robberies, rapes, and murders.

Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG)  

January 1, 2007

By Mike Detty

Glyn Bindon was a South African immigrant who came to the United States and worked in the auto industry and also for NASA. He was also the founder of one of America’s most innovative manufacturers of tactical optics.

The Moonberry Pond Murder  

January 1, 2007

By Ramesh Nyberg

James Mixon was a drunk. In life a drunk is a pretty predictable person. They get people angry, frustrated, and fed up; they get kicked out of the places they live, and get in trouble. James Mixon was no different.

Shots Fired: Anderson, South Carolina 04/07/2004  

January 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

With six years of law enforcement experience, Officer Susanne Simonson-Mullis of the Anderson (S.C.) Police Department hardly considered herself a rookie, and she felt fortunate to have another patrol veteran, Officer Dusty Ashley, working with her on the same beat.

Shooting From the Hip  

January 1, 2007

By Michael T. Rayburn

An officer working traffic witnesses a motorist running a stop sign. He activates his emergency lights and pulls the vehicle over a short distance from where the stop sign was. As the officer approaches the stopped vehicle, the motorist suddenly explodes out of the driver’s side door and opens fire with a small-caliber handgun. The distance between the two combatants is minimal, and the officer’s reaction time needs to be even shorter.

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ArmaLite AR-24 and AR-24K Pistols  

January 1, 2007

By Mike Detty

ArmaLite has long been known for its innovative and trendsetting rifle designs. Now, for the first time in its storied existence, there is a pistol that wears the ArmaLite name.

The Lawful Use of Deception  

January 1, 2007

By Devallis Rutledge

It might be nice if law enforcement officers never had to lie to a criminal suspect in order to solve a crime. In fact, some police advisors do suggest to officers that they should never mislead a suspect. Unfortunately, the reality is otherwise.

Light Advantage Z-4 Targeter II  

January 1, 2007

By Scott Smith

Over the past decade all sorts of tactical lights have cropped up. Some companies have actually entered the mainstream lighting market based on the popularity of their tactical products. Light Advantage is one such company.

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