By Dean Scoville
Holidays can be a trying period for many, but particularly for the police officer. This time of year, you find your emotions stretched to the point where you'd like nothing better than to find some nice, dank chimney to climb into and hide
By George Eliseo
In his right hand was what to my eyes appeared to be a very large handgun. From the snapshot image that imprinted itself into my brain, I guessed it might even be a Mac-10 machine pistol, judging by the threaded end of the short barrel.
By POLICE Staff
Interview and interrogation rooms at police departments are often set up with covert video and audio. The advantage of a covert installation is that oftentimes suspects, victims, and witnesses are less likely to speak openly if they are aware that the interview is recorded.
By William Bell
Some lesser-known outfits that helped keep the peace in the old days were short-lived or eventually evolved into state police or highway patrol units. Few of these groups have survived into the 21st century, but two carry on as volunteers assisting full-time law enforcement, much as they did long ago.
By Tom R. Arterburn
Violent, pre-fight media melees, profane press conferences, and the illegal out-of-the-ring antics of superstars seem to be the only way to get the sports fan's attention these days.
By Scott Smith
With a pocket tool in his hand and a couple of strips of aluminum foil MacGyver could probably construct a nuclear power plant. You won't need to do that. But in the real world of law enforcement, these devices are handy streamlined versions of the essential items from your tool box.
By John A. Stephen
In a motor vehicle, it may not always be clear who has authority to grant permission for a search.
By Andre Belotto
Unfortunately, the big game hunter spends so much time waiting for the big arrest that lots of good and equally important enforcement duties are missed. And that could have dire consequences.
By Dave Spaulding
You don't like doing it, I don't like doing it…no one I know likes shooting with one hand. But quite often, how you shoot determines whether or not you go back to the street or end up in an office job riding a desk.
By Lois Pilant
Talk to Officer Don Gause, an eight-year veteran of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Police Department, and he'll tell you that a needle stick or accidental exposure to HIV, hepatitis, or any other bloodborne pathogen is absolutely his greatest fear.