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The Personality Factor  

April 1, 2004

By Mark G. Stainbrook

Could Gandhi have been a great military general? Could Patton have led a nation with charm and persuasion? We will never know, but each of these great leaders, operating within the bounds of their own personality, reached a pinnacle of leadership in their time and in their element.

Watching the Neighborhood  

April 1, 2004

By David Griffith

The 9/11 atrocities changed America. But unless they were directly affected, I don't think it really changed individual Americans. In fact, I think it had the opposite effect. If you were liberal before the attack, it made you more liberal; conservative, more conservative; pacifist, more pacifist...

A “calming” hand signal communicates to a subject that you want him to calm down even if you don’t ask him verbally to do so.

Sign Language  

April 1, 2004

By William Harvey

In my years instructing law enforcement officers in defensive tactics I've observed that cops tend to overlook the importance of total communication with the suspect.

Al Mar Nomad Knife  

April 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

For 25 years Al Mar has been a leader in tactical knives. The company's tradition of hard-use folding duty/tactical knives continues as Al Mar broadens its line of clip-it style knives.

Tags: Knives

InfinaDyne CD/DVD Inspector 2.1  

April 1, 2004

By Bob Davis

Nowadays it's easier to commit a crime with a computer than with a gun.

Massiah Vs. Miranda  

April 1, 2004

By Devallis Rutledge

Miranda, Miranda, Miranda. Sometimes, we spend so much time on this one aspect of interrogation law that we tend to forget there are three other constitutional tests of admissibility of a suspect's statement.

Prisoners Sing for Their Freedom  

April 1, 2004

By Commander Gilmore

Singing prisoners, wedding gunfire, and a human piñata.

Beretta 8000 Cougar

Ready for Duty  

April 1, 2004

By Paul Scarlata

Beginning in the mid-1980s, American police agencies switched en masse from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol. Rationalizations for this change in weaponry were many and are still hotly debated.

Representatives from Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) explain the process for converting a “live” firearm into a training weapon using UTM’s conversion kit.

SHOT Show 2004  

April 1, 2004

By David Griffith

Each year the law enforcement specific portion of the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show grows larger. This year's show was no exception.

Tags: SHOT Show

How to Get Promoted  

April 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

People have their own opinions about what makes a good cop and what constitutes a successful law enforcement career. Most people agree that moving up the ranks is a good indicator of success. For those of you who are looking to add some stripes to your uniform, here’s some advice from people who have been there.

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