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Road Warriers 1997  

March 1, 1997

Comparing the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Crown Victoria, chevrolet Lumina, and Ford's clean-air vehicles, consultants discuss the pros and cons of the 1997 police  vehicles.

Starting A Police K-9 Unit  

February 1, 1997

Matching up an officer with a dog is just the first step in starting a successful K-9 team. Determine your current needs first. Why do you need to have a trained police service dog (PSD)?

The Smell of Fear  

January 1, 1997

Sandra Antor was not look for fame when she set out on a 745- mile journey from her hometown of Miami to visit friends in January 1996. But the 26-year-old nursing student's hesitance to pull over promptly for a South Carolina patrolman who was pursuing her in an unmarked car landed her and the officer in the national news. The situation raised new question about the public's perception of police.

Gang Tracking: War on Gangs Goes Hi-Tech  

December 1, 1996

Loco wears his scar almost like a first-place ribbon. The curved line of flesh that arcs around his left, eye like a backward "c" has been his badge of honor for years, the mark of a gangster who has made it, who is not afraid to put himself in harm's way for the glory of the hood or the repu­tation of his gang.

Conducting Effective Witness Interviews  

December 1, 1996

The ultimate goal of a gang investiga­tion is to find the truth. What happened? Who did it? How? As law enforcement officers, how do we arrive at the truth? What is our part in the game plan? Here are some suggestions that may be useful for patrol personnel, detectives and fol­low-up investigators when dealing with witnesses and victims of gang crimes.

 

Word on the Street: Slang Terms  

December 1, 1996

Small airports naturally appeal to drug smugglers because they may not have any U.S. customs or law enforcement representation at all. Using light, general aviation aircraft, huge amounts of narcotics are smug­gled into the country each year. Chances are, your jurisdiction has an airport.

Mentally Ill and Dangerous  

November 1, 1996

Mental illness is defined as a psychiatric disorder characterized  by abnormal functioning of the centers of the brain responsible for thought, perception, mood and behavior. And according to mental health codes, it is the substantial disorder of thought or mood that significantly impairs judgement, behavior, the capacity to recognize reality or the ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life.

Wolf Pack: Multiple Assailants  

November 1, 1996

Police officers should command enough respect to deter a group of individuals from spontaneously attacking. But statistics tell a different story. In fact, 40 percent of all assaults against police officers are by two or more assailants.

The Road to Wellness  

November 1, 1996

What is wellness? Is it a myth or a goal. We have the ability to perceive and change our lives if we chose to do so. Personal wellness, there-fore, is an uniquely human prerogative.

Nations at War Within Windy City Limits  

November 1, 1996

These Chicago-­based gangs follow strict dress codes and use body language as a nonverbal form of communication. A gang member can simply cross his arms to "announce" his gang affiliation.

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