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Don’t Stop Fighting the War on Gangs  

December 1, 2001

By Al Valdez

Don't stop fighting the war on gangs.

Shown are the fangs from a rattlesnake. As you can see, being struck would be like getting an injection with a short needle.

Fit For Duty--Fangs and Scales Don’t Mean Death  

December 1, 2001

By George Dvorchak

Beware and prepare for snakebites.

Because of its compact size, with the right holster the Chief’s Special class of revolvers are perfect choices for concealed carry. (Clockwise from top) Gould & Goodrich 807 padded holster; Don Hume H721; Galco Cover Six cross draw.

The Chief’s Family  

December 1, 2001

By Paul Scarlata

The Chief's Special family carries on its legacy of concealability, reliability and comfort.

The ankle holster is an excellent place to carry a backup gun. The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .38 in a Mitch Rosen ankle rig is a good combination.

A Dose of Survival Reality  

December 1, 2001

By Dave Spaulding

Keep officer survival smart and simple.

While it looks like the sort of move you’d think typical of recreational ATV riders, this slide stop is one of the more advanced skills taught in SSI’s ATV Police Patrol Operations Course. From here, the officer can perform a tactical dismount, simultaneously drawing his sidearm and using his ATV as cover, keeping it between himself and a suspect.

ATV Training for Cops  

December 1, 2001

By Mark Kariya

Given the increasing sophistication of today’s criminals and crime, it’s no surprise that today’s law enforcement agencies are fighting back by employing a staggering array of tools. This includes not only computerized hardware and software, but weapons (including less-than-lethal options, of course), training and vehicles, among other items.

The Crypt  

November 1, 2001

By Byron Lee

He sensed movement and, as he focused on its source, he felt a chill, like a cold hand passing through him.

Don’t become complacent this time because subjects were cooperative and non-threatening before. Always be prepared for the unexpected.

Splitting Seconds  

November 1, 2001

By Al Valdez

Don't let 'routine' get in the way of solid officer safety tactics. Familiarity breeds false security.

We Are All One  

November 1, 2001

By John Morrison

A tribute to those who served -- and died.

Tags: 9/11

9-11-01: In Your Mind's Eye  

November 1, 2001


View images from that fateful week with notable quotes from those who were closest to the tragic events.

Tags: 9/11

I Heard the Snap of the Tower...  

November 1, 2001

By Michael J. Coppola

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, shortly after eight in the morning, I transmitted a tone and announced a third alarm for the borough of Manhattan, N.Y. The call was initially reported as a high-rise fire in the World Trade Center tower 1.

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