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Bullet Proof  

June 1, 2003

Good guys are not the only ones wearing armor these days.

NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly (in suit and tie) walks Broadway with some of his staff officers.

Death Takes A Holiday  

June 1, 2003

By Shelly Feuer Domash

The murder rate has been dropping nationwide, and nowhere is it dropping faster than on the streets of America's formerly most dangerous cities.

Our Guide to Backup Guns  

June 1, 2003

By Gary Paul Johnston

The possibility of being kidnapped was heavy on the minds of LAPD officers in the mid-1960s because of the kidnapping of their fellow Officers Bob Hettinger and Ian Campbell whose story inspired the book and movie, "The Onion Field."

How to Improve Marksmanship  

June 1, 2003

By Dave Spaulding

History has shown over and over again that merely shooting a set course of fire, or qualification course, will not truly prepare you for an armed confrontation. Yet, agencies continue to schedule officers for firearms qualification only three to four times a year. Is it any wonder why our hit ratio in gunfights hovers at 20 percent?

Priceless  

June 1, 2003

By David Griffith

If your department lets you carry a backup gun, and you don't have one, get one. If you have one and don't carry it because its uncomfortable or you just don't think you need it, then ask yourself, what will you do if some recently paroled pumped-up gorilla takes your sidearm away and tries to turn it on you?

Re-Charged: Taser's X26  

June 1, 2003

By David Griffith

Taser International's new X26 is a much smaller Taser that’s even more effective than its larger predecessor, the M26.

Police Suicides: Losing Yourself  

May 1, 2003

By Melanie Basich

While many see the suicide as an admission of guilt, experts say it's more likely caused by an officer's fear of losing his or her badge, his or her identity as a cop.

Martial arts instructor Hans Marrero demonstrates a suspect control technique during a defensive tactics seminar at TREXPO West.

TREXPO West: Getting Physical  

May 1, 2003

By David Griffith

Unlike many police trade shows, the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) gives officers an opportunity to go hands on with weapons at the range day and with defensive tactics in the seminar program.

Cold Cases: National Databases and Cold Case Investigations  

May 1, 2003

By POLICE Staff

The FBI administers several national databases that have played a critical role in numerous cold case investigations.

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How to...Open a Cold Case  

May 1, 2003

By David Spraggs

A few months ago, newspapers around the country covered the arrest of Gerald Mason for a murder that happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. Mason was rousted out of a comfortable life in South Carolina and charged with killing two police officers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, Calif. In 1957.

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