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(Un)Reasonable Force  

March 1, 2002

After the encounter, Jones' sergeant told him, "I have a problem with your use of force. It wasn't reasonable."

The Right Approach  

March 1, 2002

Ever since the first officer pulled over a speeding vehicle, the standard practice of making a traffic stop has been the driver side approach. But just because a procedure or tactic is time-honored that doesn't necessarily mean it is sound.

Range Day  

March 1, 2002

Detective gave his professional assessment. "We're gonna have to shoot it. It'll take at least 31 rounds of 9mm, and 22 rounds of .45 auto."

The Robar QR-2 is all-business, yet the short overall length makes it just the ticket for crowded vehicles and urban deployment.

Robar QR-2 Precision Rifle  

March 1, 2002

Founded by Robbie Barrkman 16 years ago, Robar is one of the nation's leading precision rifle customizers.

Flashlights: Blinded by the Light  

March 1, 2002

All of these offerings can effectively blind a potential threat, even in the daylight. This tactic can give you valuable seconds to evaluate your circumstances, and to act on the subject if necessary before he regains his sight. Flashlights are more than convenient sources of light; they can be used as life-saving tools.

Tactical Response  

March 1, 2002

Emergency situations, from active-shooters to serving high-risk warrants, demand solid functionality. Mix in a heavy dose of innovative design and engineering based upon real-world needs, and you can end up with a piece of equipment that won't fail you when you need it most.

Reaction Time  

March 1, 2002

Things are getting more dangerous out there. Whether you are functioning as a member of a SWAT Team or conducting routine patrol duties, you are responding to more and more calls with firearms drawn.

Capt. Larkin Fourkiller deploys a bean bag shotgun as Officer Wilbur Lewis provides lethal cover.

Less-Lethal: Bean-Bag Rounds  

March 1, 2002

Whether it's special operations, riot control, or a first-responder mission, less-lethal force options have played a vital role in securing a safer environment for conducting high-risk police operations.

Repercussions  

March 1, 2002

On a muggy summer night in Georgia, it feels like you can reach out and squeeze water out of the air. Such were the conditions on July 23, 1999, when officer Jorge Mestre of the Cobb County Police Department was dispatched to a house in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, Ga.

Performance Review--Road Testing the 2002 Cop Cars  

February 2, 2002

No one other than a patrol officer is better able to understand the vital role of a police vehicle in today's law enforcement. The wrong vehicle can affect officer morale, reduce efficiency and increase a department's operating costs appreciably.

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