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Stopping the Flow  

April 1, 2002

By Marcus Wynne

Combined Agencies for Narcotics Enforcement (CANE) was started in September 1987 as a vehicle to target mid- and upper-level narcotics dealers working in and around Montgomery County, Ohio.

An Air National Guard unit prepares for a flight into the war zone.

The Call Up  

April 1, 2002

By David Griffith

As the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, began to unfold, many Americans watched the burning North Tower of the World Trade Center on their TVs and wondered what kind of horrific airline “accident” had taken place in Manhattan. Then as the live TV cameras rolled, United Airlines Flight 175 sliced into the South Tower, confirming the worst fears. This was no accident; it was enemy action.


March 1, 2002

By Frank Borelli

When a terrorist attack really happens, these men need to know how to work together, or people will get killed. This is not a game.

(Un)Reasonable Force  

March 1, 2002

By Ed Nowicki

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

By Les Bullard

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

By Byron Lee

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."

Flashlights: Blinded by the Light  

March 1, 2002

By Melanie Basich

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.

Reaction Time  

March 1, 2002

By Gary Klugiewicz

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

By Larkin Fourkiller

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.


March 1, 2002

By David Griffith

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.

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