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SWAT's Small-Town Question  

April 1, 1998

Whether you work for a metropolitan police department with thousands of officers or small-town agency with only a handful of personel, an incident requiring the response of a special weapons team can happen in your town. How prepared are you and your agency?

SWAT Teams Need Strong Leadership  

April 1, 1998

No police department would ever consider sending police officers onto the street without proper training or equipment to handle routine calls.  Without hesitation, police department send their officers to state-of-the-art equipment. This is equally true when it comes to training and equipping high-risk or specialty units such as SWAT teams, gang units, repeat offender units and emergency response teams.

Time and a Half of What?  

April 1, 1998

Most police officers and police employers know that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires overtime pay at "time and one-half' for FLSA overtime hours worked. Less well known, however, are some of the FLSA rules governing how time and a half must be calculated. This has sometimes resulted in arithmetic mistakes which have deprived officers of wages to which they are entitled under the law.

American Graffiti Revisited  

March 1, 1998

Today, tagging has become an international issue and taggers can be found worldwide.  From a law enforcement perspective, it is difficult, at best, to monitor and track all of the individual taggers and tag crews.

Above and Beyond  

February 1, 1998

As one of the first operators, I can say that driving a Volvo 240 DL as a cruiser present­ed a very unique experience, which in­cluded the looks of amazement and dis­belief from motorists.

Harbor Units: Beat May Be Different, But Goals Are Same  

February 1, 1998

There are countless other agencies of different sizes, each tasked with making the waters of their jurisdictions safe for recreational boating and business use.

Cutting Edge: Cruising the Exhibits at the "Chief's Show"  

January 1, 1998

Many of the nearly 700 vendors exhibiting their wares at the International Association of Chiefs of Police's 104th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, this past October, anticipated a profitable outcome as a result of the "Chief's Show."

IACP Conference Message: Work Together Against Crime  

January 1, 1998

In speeches, workshops, interviews, casual conversations and overheard comments, the message was universal: law enforcement faces a tough road ahead but through interdependence and solid working relationships among the cops of the world, along with the help of technology, the good guys will win.

Investigating Death  

May 1, 1997

Few situations faced by the front-line law enforcement officer will challenge his or her talents as an observer, investigator and collector of information and evidence like the death scene. His or her skills as a writer and reporter of facts will likewise be tested to the max on such a vital assignment.

The Birth and Evolution of the SWAT Unit  

April 1, 1997

It wasn't the tower sniper incident alone, however, that finally convinced America's police departments that SWAT teams were needed. Other events occuring across the country also had their breath.

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