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Too Stupid to Make it as a Stupid Crook  

October 1, 2001

By Commander Gilmore

Isn't it funny how one little detail can trip up an idiot in the middle of a holdup?

Along with two law enforcement badges, Deputy Grady Pardue’s Colt .45 six-shooters remain together after almost a century.  The Colt New Service (top gun) was used by Grady to kill two armed robbers in a gunfight in Arcadia, California just prior to World War II.

The Guns Of Grady Pardue  

October 1, 2001

By Gary Paul Johnston

There is something almost mystical about a lawman's guns. Distinctly personal, unlike pens or uniform shoes, a lawman's guns are often as much a partner to them as their flesh-and-blood buddy in the saddle next to them.

Cell Phone Sense  

October 1, 2001

By Jo’el Roth

"Cell phones allow us to go beyond the capabilities of the radio and allow us to communicate with each other and the public. When a cell phone is assigned to an officer, they have voice mail, messaging and Internet access. It frees them up from being in the office."

Propper Tactical Patrol Suit  

October 1, 2001

By POLICE Staff

Specialty uniforms for specialized units are common today. In the "olden" days, one uniform pretty much held sway unless you were a motor cop or a mounted unit. With the need to police dangerous or downright dirty areas, the one-piece "jump" suit is gaining favor.

Tags: Outerwear

Car 54 Where Are You...?  

October 1, 2001

By Lois Pilant Grossman

Communications may be the backbone of law enforcement, yet it can also be its most technologically confusing, politically charged and seemingly insoluble problem in the adrenaline-fueled chaos of a multi-jurisdictional or mutual-aid situation.

M26 TASER: Hand-Held Lightning?  

September 1, 2001

By Steve Ijames

TASER is once again a "hot topic" in resistance control circles. The newest version of this 35-year-old technology is the M26 Advanced TASER and it offers a number of improvements over earlier devices.

Vested Interests  

August 1, 2001

By Gila Hayes

Women have filled varied roles in law enforcement for nearly a century, yet only with the equal opportunity acts of the '60s and '70s did the numbers of female patrol officers rise noticeably. Subsequently, duty gear began to tentatively adapt to the needs of female officers.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes ...  

July 1, 2001

By Dean Scoville

Officer safety tactics have evolved to accommodate the prospect of dealing with suspects via a variety of media, developing a hitherto unknown degree of intimacy with a suspect even as it keeps him at bay.

Clint Smith offering firearms training at Thunder Ranch. Photo via Clint Smith.

Communicate, Move, Shoot  

July 1, 2001

By Clint Smith

These three skills can offer simple solutions to often complicated problems in the field.

Minneapolis Takes The Fight To the Streets  

June 1, 2001

By Marcus Wynne

Officer Tim Hanks threaded the last of the Federal Tactical 00 buck-shot shells into his Remington 870, adjusted the Beretta 92FS in his Safariland rig, touched his backup revolver, then turned to me and said, “Well, you ready to hit the street?”

Tags: Gangs
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