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Get an Everyday Carry Knife  

January 18, 2012
A reader asked me what one thing I would recommend he purchase for everyday use as a police officer. My answer? An everyday carry knife.
<p>Musashi Miyamoto with two Bokken (wooden quarterstaves) depicted on an ancient Japanese scroll.</p>

One Book You'll Want To Read  

January 10, 2012
My editor asked me the other day what single book I would recommend to any young officer coming on the job. It was a simple answer; it doesn't matter whether you're a student, rookie, veteran officer, instructor or chief. You should read, "A Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Self Study Gives You the Edge   

January 4, 2012
It never hurts to drop a few bucks and work on your pistol craft. This goes for hitting the gym or doing some roadwork. So don't tell me you can't burn some midnight oil and sharpen your most potent weapon of all—your mind.
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