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Don’t Reach for the Keys  

June 1, 2005

By David Griffith

There’s probably not a patrol officer alive who hasn’t had the impulse. You don’t want an uncooperative drunk getting back on the road, so your first instinct is to reach in and take the keys from his ignition. Don’t do it.

Survival Stories  

June 1, 2005

By Dean Scoville

In a profession fraught with diminishing resources, one of our most valuable resources is the experience of officers who have already faced our worst nightmares and come back alive.

Checking the Chamber  

June 1, 2005

By Dave Spaulding

In this modern age of weapon design, there is no such thing as an “accidental discharge.” Law enforcement firearms of the 21st Century are designed so that the only way they will fire is to place a finger on the trigger and depress it.

Bushmaster Firearms A2 .308 Caliber Carbine  

June 1, 2005

By Mike Detty

It’s no wonder that the AR-15 rifle, in all its incarnations, has become so dominant in the law enforcement patrol rifle market. It’s lightweight, accurate, possesses little recoil, is easy to maintain, and has plenty of capacity.

Emerson Knives HD-7  

June 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

In this world there are many items whose names are synonymous with quality: Ferrari, Zeiss, Rolex. In the world of knives, Emerson is such an item. The name Emerson on a knife or related product assures the owner/operator of a quality product that will survive whatever you can throw at it. The new Emerson HD-7 is just such a knife.

CrimeStar Records Management System  

June 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

OK. Let’s be honest. There’s nothing sexy about records management systems. There, I said it. And I know you are thinking it, too. Records management systems are boring with a capital “B.”

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K-9 Sniffs and the Fourth Amendment  

June 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

Under what circumstances is it permissible to use a dog to try to detect the presence of narcotics or dangerous substances without prior suspicion? The Supreme Court has considered this issue in three decisions.

Mile-a-Minute Mountie  

June 1, 2005

By Commander Gilmore

When your constables can run at 50 kilometers per hour and catch speeding cars on foot, how does a lawbreaker stand a chance? That’s what was sluggishly percolating through Robert DuPort’s mind, we suspect, when he was arrested for driving under the influence.

Torture Testing  

June 1, 2005

By Dave Young and Gary T. Klugiewicz

All holsters are not created equal. You know that. You also know that different types of holsters are designed to be used for different police applications. But what you may not know is how to evaluate holsters for quality, fit, retention, and general function.

Coping with the Masses  

June 1, 2005

By Shelly Feuer Domash

In April, as the world watched millions of people descend on Vatican City for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, few would have realized that they were watching the inspiration for the crowd management tactics employed by America’s largest police force.

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