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Gelatin block studies are a good way to determine the impact of bullets on living tissue and a graphic representation of stopping power.

Understanding Stopping Power  

January 1, 2003

By Roland C. Eyears

If I knew I'd be in a gunfight within the next 20 minutes, I'd be laying my hands on a 12-gauge. But the best I can predict is that, as an officer of the law, I might be in a gunfight sometime in my career. So I carry a handgun.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Hard Knocks  

January 1, 2003

By David Griffith

Today's DT training is much more gritty, more physical, and closer to an approximation of what officers experience in a real street encounter. Unfortunately, it's also much more dangerous.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Living And Dying On The Edge  

January 1, 2003

By Teamwork

The danger is, of course, part of the appeal of being a SWAT officer. But it's also why SWAT training must be approached with the greatest level of precision and precaution.

Under Siege  

January 1, 2003

By Shelly Feuer Domash

Officers of the Hempstead force say they have learned to accept the glares of hate. What they find more unsettling is that they are being surveiled.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Traffic School  

January 1, 2003

By David Griffith

Each year more law enforcement officers die in the line of duty from traffic accidents than from any other cause.

Special Report: Preventing Training Tragedies  

January 1, 2003

By David Griffith

In this issue of POLICE magazine, we address one of the greatest pressing concerns of police executives and law enforcement: the growing number of serious accidents and even deaths in police training.

Squirrels Don't Forget  

January 1, 2003

By Robert C. Cardwell

Once that gray squirrel had settled into his new home, the California State Police officers who patrol the park experienced a dramatic increase in the number of squirrel bite reports. They went from none to 30 per day.

SOG's Flash II Assisted Opening Folding Knife  

January 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

SOG Knives has built a strong reputation among knife users by manufacturing hard-use affordably priced knives of high quality.

Untapped Resources  

January 1, 2003

By David Griffith

It was once believed that the Internet would run every print publication in America out of business some time in the first year of the then expected Gore presidency. But a funny thing happened on the way to print's inevitable extinction. The dinosaurs didn't lay down and decay into crude oil.

The Great Persuader  

January 1, 2003

By Dave Douglas

Recently on the U.S. border with Mexico, a Border Patrol officer was caught with no backup while facing an angry mob of illegal aliens bent on crossing into the United States.

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