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Sam Browne: Shifting Gear  

November 1, 2000

In the past, it may have held only a holster, gun and some bullets, but today's hard-working belts must carry an average of 8 to 10 and sometimes up to 15 pounds of equipment, ranging from flashlights, keys and handcuffs to OC spray, batons and duty weapons. In short, duty belts must be strong and have a stiff enough edge to support all the poundage.

The Importance of Being Responsive to Crime Victims  

October 1, 2000

The costs and consequences of crime can be measured in different ways.  When measured in dollar amounts, for example, crime costs more than 100 billion dollars annually for lost property, medical bills, and work absenteeism.  These costs are tangible measures of the heavy toll that crime exacts on our country's residents.

Shoot From the Ankle  

October 1, 2000

Every year officers are disarmed and murdered with their own weapons.  It only makes sense to always carry while off duty and to always carry a back-up weapon while on duty.

Sharing the Truth  

October 1, 2000

Does honesty apply to a department, or can a department retain its bragging rights?  Does it apply when it comes to sharing a full exchange of all information?  I think it should.

Tags: Ethics

Battered Women: Why Do They Stay?  

October 1, 2000

She walks into the police station, pregnant, and with two children in tow.  Her face is swollen, her hair matted with blood.  In an enraged voice she tells the police that she is tired of being beaten, wants her boyfriend arrested, and promises to prosecute this time.  Although they have heard all of this five times before, the police nevertheless take pictures and her statement, suspecting all along that the case will never see the inside of a courtroom.

Smooth Sailing in the Big Apple  

October 1, 2000

What could have been a logistical nightmare—replete with miscues, bruised egos or worse—at the city's largest event on record, instead developed into a finely tuned, dynamic project that set sail for its duration without major incident.

The Straight Edge Scene: Rated XXX  

September 1, 2000

Many of today's "youth groups" have been heavily influenced by the music scene.  Of all the movements, one in particular, Straight Edge, still maintains strong ties with the music world.

Tags: Gangs

Henderson (Nev.) Police Department  

September 1, 2000

The Henderson Police Department, with Acting Chief Mike Mayberry at the helm, is doing all it can to rise to growth-spurt challenges that come its way.

At What Cost?  

September 1, 2000

Take the time to nurture your loved ones. They need you more than "the job" does.

When Arrogance Beats Experience  

August 1, 2000

Telling my partner that we would handle this, I pulled my badge from out of my pocket, cleared my clothing away from my firearm, walked up on the car and yelled, "Police!"  The female driver slammed the car into reverse, heading toward my partner.

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