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Remembering the Fallen  

July 1, 1999

Approximately 15,000 survivors, officers and friends attended National Police Week events in the nation's capital during mid-May. Held primarily at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the week-long tribute to the nearly 15,000 peace officers killed in the line of duty since 1974.

COVER PHOTO: TERRI CAVOLI (© 1999)

Columbine Murders Offer Lessons for the Future  

June 1, 1999

The massacre of 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School outside Denver, Colo., in April was the worst schoolyard carnage by students in this nation's history and many providing training lessons to law officers across the country for years.

Working Gangs From Inside Prison  

May 1, 1999

Approximately 55 officially titled "Security Risk Groups" (SRG) are being tracked at Rikers, including major national gangs such as the Latin Kings, the Bloods, the Crips, and the Neatas. The GIU is also tracking groups that are affiliated with organized crime and narcotics.

Putting a Good Bite into K-9 Deployment  

April 1, 1999

As the law enforcement community is well aware, police service dogs have proven to be a valuable tool to law enforcement over the last 15 to 20 years. The key word to this statement is "tool." Many SWAT's personnel are not aware of their K-9's capabilities in certain situations and some of the handlers have never been trained in SWAT tactics.

COVER PHOTO: TERRI CAVOLI (© 1999)

Adventures in Law Enforcement  

March 1, 1999

It's no secret that law enforcement is a multi-faceted profession. From small departments, where officers must wear many hats, to the specialists of giant metropolitan agencies, the job offers ample opportunity to sharpen wits- over and over- on a variety of levels.

Protecting the Innocent  

February 1, 1999

Nothing in recent history has compelled such emotional debate and constitutional controversy as the so-called Megan's Law. These laws require registration and community notification when a convicted sex offender moves into a neighborhood. Designed to protect children from manipulative and violent sex offenders, these laws have become involved in a controversy concerning possible constitutional rights violations.

That's a Hero; That's a Cop  

January 1, 1999

Despite being hit by what doctors would later call three fatal shots, Thompson did not surrender. He approached the cab, weapon now drawn, and fired six rounds at the suspect, who had climbed into the back seat of the cab and was trying to escape out the opposite side door.

Dogs of War  

December 1, 1998

As police service dog use continues in full swing, a body of special legal knowledge is beginning to develop.

It’s Your Duty to Expect the Unexpected  

December 1, 1998

On-duty safety issues continue to be an important part of every police officer's street survival training.  A certain physical and mental preparedness is a necessary component for a favorable outcome when we have a violent encounter.

Skinheads: The New Nazis  

December 1, 1998

Recently, an outbreak of racist-related violence surged through the suburbs of Denver, Colo. This included the shooting of a police officer before the gunman, a reported white supremacist skinhead. Because of their beliefs and actions, the skinheads should be recognized as the "new Nazis."

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