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Searching suspects is always dangerous. A thorough search technique is essential to keeping yourself and other officers safe.

Search Patterns  

May 1, 2003

By Gerald W. Garner

Patting down a suspect is serious business and you can never be reminded enough of the hazards of doing it poorly.

Origins of SWAT  

May 1, 2003

By Eugene Ramirez

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

Beretta's Model 92 Folding Knife  

May 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

This clip-it exhibits the qualities that have made Beretta sidearms standard for police personnel.

Suicide is Not Painless  

May 1, 2003

By David Griffith

Killing yourself is an act of emotional violence against your friends and family.

The London Metropolitan Police force was the model for the American city forces. This illustration shows a 19th-century “bobby” in a wool frock coat. Similar uniforms were worn by New York cops of the period.

Of Authorized Pattern  

May 1, 2003

By David Griffith

Like many other aspects of American society, much of police uniform tradition in the United States comes from across the pond.

Textron’s new armored vehicle.

TREXPO West: Tactical Tools  

May 1, 2003

By David Griffith

The motto of the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) is, "Well armed, well prepared, and well informed."

Binocular Basics  

April 1, 2003

By Roy Huntingon

Look on the front seat of the vast majority of police cars today and I'd wager you'll see a beat up pair of K-Mart binoculars (or worse).

Tags: Duty Gear

Lead Vs. Steel  

April 1, 2003

By R.K. Campbell

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit  

April 1, 2003

By John L. Bellah

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

Anti-Vampire Riots  

April 1, 2003

By Commander Gilmore

There's no telling what wild creatures you'll come across in the exciting world of policing.

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