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Just a Reserve? The Contributions Can Be Many  

March 1, 2000

After briefing, my FTO and I walked out to our patrol unit.  When he got in, he started the car and said, "Before we get started--I'm not used to having a partner.  I don't like having a partner.  Especially a reserve."

Handling the Mentally Ill: There Are No Shortcuts for Officers  

March 1, 2000

One study has shown that 32 percent of the homeless, who populate our urban streets, are mentally ill and if you have homeless people in your community, you most certainly have those who are mentally ill among them.

Adventures in Law Enforcement 2000  

March 1, 2000

Whatever inspired you to become a police officer, when it comes to police work you know law enforcement has many faces.  Aside from the array of different specialties within your own department, each jurisdiction, county or state may put its own spin on these specialties.

The Mexican Mafia  

March 1, 2000

In the mid-1950s 13 California Youth Authority (CYA) wards were sent to the Duel Vocational Institute located in Tracy, California. Since the wards were juveniles they were housed in a special section of the adult correc­tions facility.

Reducing Police Pursuit Liabilities  

February 1, 2000

It is not uncommon to hear or read a news broadcast reporting a critical injury or untimely death to an innocent bystander as a result of a police pursuit.  The innocent victim may have been struck by the fleeing suspect, but it is the police department that eventually comes under fire for allowing the pursuit to continue.

Get a Handle on Car-Cuffing Techniques  

February 1, 2000

As you are interviewing the operator you notice a handgun on the floor of the passenger side of the car.  Of course, any backup is light years away.

 

Tribute To An Inspiration  

February 1, 2000

As we stared at the sea of vehicles, the hair stood up on my arms and the back of my neck.  Memories of the previous three weeks were replaced by a sense of pride, duty and honor.  I wanted more than anything to be a part of what I saw, to belong among the people who were gathered to pay respect to a fallen officer.

Tracking Surenos  

February 1, 2000

Hispanic gangs are among the fastest growing gangs in the country today. Many of the Hispanic gangs that form today across the country claim Sureno or "Sureiio­13" allegiance. Why the proliferation? Where did the Sureno gangs originate?

Buyer's Guide Update Form  

January 1, 2000

POLICE Magazine is finalizing our annual Buyer's Guide (this year our 13th issue!) and we want to ensure we have all the correct information on your company so your buyers can reach you. This data will be used in our print as online buyer's guides.

The Tiny Rascal Gang: Big Trouble  

January 1, 2000

By the mid 1980s Cambodian street youths started to band together for protection from the street gangs.  These young kids realized that as a group, they could be stronger, they could become the aggressors, not the victims, and they could make more money.

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