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Above and Beyond  

February 1, 1998

By Lt. Steven Edmondson

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.

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

January 1, 1998

By Rebecca Stone

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

By Dennis Hall

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

By Gerald W. Garner

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

By Robert L. Snow

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.

LAPD Faces Urban Warfare In North Hollywood Bank Shoot-Out  

April 1, 1997

By Greg Meyer

Imagine yourself working uniformed patrol at 9:15 a.m. on a warm sunny day and you suddenly find yourself in Beirut, Bosnia, or back in the Mekong Delta. You go from thinking about where you'll stop for the next cup of coffee, to having your black-and-white shot up with full automatic AK-47 rounds.

Road Warriers 1997  

March 1, 1997

By Craig Peterson

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

By John E. Hinton

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

By Maureen Hayden

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

By Laura E. Quarantiello

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.

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