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The War on Drugs: Where Are We?  

December 1, 2000

The answer to the drug problem lies in a variety of factors. Education is one. Good parenting is another. Also, while drug abuse is stupid, romanticizing its use through popular culture is more so. Finally, let's not be afraid to pass judgment.

You see them on the street every day. But if you look past their rags and vices, can you determine the real problem?

New Orleans PD's Crisis Unit  

December 1, 2000

The Crisis Unit, manned by mental health technicians, provides the department with a team of specially trained civilians who have years of experience with the mentally ill.

Police Steers a Steady Course Into the New Year  

December 1, 2000

We have a yearlong "celebration" of our anniversary planned, including a look back at some of the key issues the industry and the profession have faced in the past quarter century and a retrospective on some of our most popular  features.

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In police work, situations can change in a heartbeat. You should rest assured that you can keep your feet under you, no matter where your shift takes you.

Boot Up For Success  

December 1, 2000

"Today, law enforcement personnel want a "duty" boot that is lightweight, comfortable and will hold up in all the various conditions these individuals find themselves in on a daily basis."

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The “Do the Right Thing” program fosters partnerships between police officers, kids and the community. Recent winners gathered for a snapshot with their chief of police. Standing, from left, Renee Stoodt, Dianna Monteigas, Asia Cunningham, Chief Raul Martinez, Christopher Cruz, Elouise Johnson; kneeling, from left, Tyrell Lawson and David Floyd III.

Honoring Youth Is Prescription for the Future  

December 1, 2000

In these days of the Columbine High School shootings and countless other similar tragedies involving youngsters, we often allow these violent acts to overshadow the good deeds that young people perform in communities across the nation, each and every day.

Recipe for disaster? Cold tablets, containing pseudoephedrine, and common household lye are among the ingredients used to make methamphetamine.

An Investigator’s Guide to the Methamphetamine Lab  

December 1, 2000

The young children watched cartoons in the living room, while in the kitchen their mother dissolved cold tablets in a jar of denatured alcohol. She had closed up the house to keep the odors inside so her neighbors wouldn't call the police.

Protectors of the Courts: Important and Potentially Dangerous Assignment  

November 1, 2000

In a democratic system, law comes before enforcement.  Law is predominant and as it concerns the hundreds of courthouses throughout the nation, it is the duty and responsibility of the bailiff to protect the integrity of the judicial system and ensure the safety of the court at all times.

New Gang Trends?  

November 1, 2000
Everything undergoes change and gangs are no exception.

Even the Score: Point Shooting vs. Aimed Shooting  

November 1, 2000

The point shooting vs. aimed shooting controversy will probably go on forever.  Wait a minute-are you kidding?  There should be absolutely no controversy surrounding whether or not point shooting is more effective than aimed shooting.

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.

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