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Police waterborne training includes swimmer casts from high-speed boats. Tactical officers say observers from the shore are much more likely to notice a stationary boat than one that rips by and leaves swimmers in the water. This gives a surveillance or assault team the element of surprise.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units  

August 1, 2002

By David Griffith

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

A straight punch, as demonstrated by the author, focuses a great amount of force in a small area, and is a very effective technique for stunning and gaining control over a subject.

Make A Chance  

July 1, 2002

By Joel A. Johnston

“Making a chance,” simply means you must create an opportunity to either control your opponent or to escape his or her attack.

Code 7  

July 1, 2002

By Dean Scoville

Of course, you don't have to work the late shift or even work the streets for a cop's lifestyle and eating habits to add up to obesity, high blood pressure, and other coronary risk factors.

Tags: Nutrition

Concealed Carry  

July 1, 2002

By David Griffith

Two students were killed, 13 injured. But it could have been much worse if Clark had not been on the scene and armed.

Fixed blade knives, like these from Glock, Kershaw, KA-BAR, Benchmade, and Cold Steel, are strong and versatile.

Getting The Point  

July 1, 2002

By Scott Smith

Today's pocket knives have been transformed from the large Buck Lockblade and the Schrade Old Timer to the ultra-modern streamlined clip-it folders you see in every duty gear catalog and supply house.

Tags: Knives

The Generic Report  

July 1, 2002

By George Eliseo

It got to the point where I had memorized a short speech in which I slowly explained to the confused citizen that the police officer's job was basically finding someone to arrest, arresting them, and then taking them to jail.

The Right to Bear Arms  

July 1, 2002

By Joseph P. DeBergalis

As I boarded a flight home from meeting with members of Congress, security was tight and new alerts were announced. I considered again that despite 15 years on the job and being in the virtual ground zero for new terrorist threats, I was unarmed, unable to respond to a threat because out-of-town officers are not trusted to carry guns in the nation's capital.

In Hot Pursuit  

July 1, 2002

By Steven D. Blades

While police pursuits are a necessary part of police work and should not be banned, officers should be aware of the potential danger and terminate pursuits when the risk of injury outweighs the benefit of catching the suspect.

Your Choices  

June 2, 2002

By Greg Meyer

What accounts for the difference between the high producers and the lower ones? Simple. The high producers have made different choices than the others.

Hardened Systems  

June 1, 2002

By Frank Leiter

Mobile computing technology is changing the way law enforcement officers approach their jobs. It has freed them from in-house report writing and the tedious business of conveying messages through a dispatcher. It puts state and national databases at their fingertips, thereby decreasing wait time for critical information from 15 minutes to as little as 10 seconds. And it has increased officer productivity by as much as 50 percent.

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