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A small, razor sharp weapon like this leaf blade could be hiding in what looks like a credit card or some other seemingly harmless object.

Hidden Threats  

August 1, 2002

As police officers on the streets of our cities, you face potentially deadly disguised and hidden weapons every single day.

Body armor uses layers of super strong fibers to slow bullets.

Shock Absorbers  

August 1, 2002

If you are shot while wearing body armor, you will still feel the energy of the bullet's impact. But if the armor works, the force will be spread out over your entire torso rather than in just a specific area.

Scarce Ammo and Surprising Shots  

August 1, 2002

None of the politicos knew until it was over that many of the officers only had one bullet each, and many of them had no ammunition at all.

Semi-automatic handgun seized by police from an Asian Boyz home invasion suspect.

Home Invasion Robberies  

August 1, 2002

Indo-Chinese street gangs have made these robberies a popular form of crime for today's gangsters.

Mossberg: The 'Other' Shotgun  

August 1, 2002

With the advent of today's innovative roundup of specialty munitions, including high-velocity sabot slugs, less-lethal rounds, and the new generations of low-recoiling buckshot, the smoothbore has a new lease on life.

Charles J. Mader

Don't You Have Better Things to Do?  

August 1, 2002

Police work is not intended to generate revenue. This happens because the command staff allows it to happen and they, in turn, sell out their police officers and the entire law enforcement community.

Field Dressing  

August 1, 2002

The reality of the contemporary police special ops team is very different than the image of LAPD SWAT that was burned into America's collective consciousness by the hit show.

The Fifth Element  

August 1, 2002

Welcome to the new battleground. Called "fifth-dimensional battlespace," it takes the old three-dimensional battlefield (the spatial dimensions of length, width, height or depth of an area), and the temporal dimension of time, and adds the fifth dimension of cyberspace.

As instructor Dennis Quilio watches, Steve O’Keefe squeezes off a shot from his new duty pistol, a Kimber Pro Carry II Model 1911.

The Scientific Method  

August 1, 2002

Searching for a weapon that would fit the grips of both small-handed officers and big officers with huge meathooks, Jenkins' attention was drawn to the Model 1911 platform, a pistol design that has not been officially adopted by a U.S. metropolitan police department in 50 years.

Police waterborne training includes swimmer casts from high-speed boats. Tactical officers say observers from the shore are much more likely to notice a stationary boat than one that rips by and leaves swimmers in the water. This gives a surveillance or assault team the element of surprise.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units  

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

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