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Paul Clinton

Paul Clinton

As the POLICE Web editor, Paul Clinton contributes posts about patrol cars, motorcycles, and other police vehicles. He previously wrote about automotive electronics as managing editor of Mobile Electronics. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter.



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
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Firearm Safety for the Home Front  

October 22, 2010
Whether you have a safe and secure place, utilize gun locks, safe boxes or hidden compartments, you must have the family meeting. You need to tell each and every dweller with you the rules and allow no compromise.

Interview Failures and Faults  

October 14, 2010
Show the energy and drive you have to become their officer selection. Interview boards don't understand the "I will give you an honest day's work for an honest day's pay" work ethic. They want energy, motivation and somebody who is clamoring for the position.
Image via Flickr.com (stirwise).

Do You Have Court Today?  

October 11, 2010
Working on rotating schedules and the balancing act of life is a juggling act. Add in court, range, training, kid's soccer game and birthdays, and it gets complicated. Get a system and stick to it.
5.11 Tactical offers its Breakaway High-Vis Vest for law officers working motorways.

Wearing a High-Visibility Vest May Save Your Life  

October 5, 2010
I know what it's like to have to get out and work a traffic accident; it only takes a few seconds to don this vest. There are still some officers who resist wearing the vest and try to trump up the circumstances to exempt themselves. You're only endangering yourself by doing this.

The Bikini Car Wash Incident—A Chief's Perspective  

September 27, 2010
Bottom line: Think about what you are doing? Give it a reality check and see how you can defend your actions or presence to your boss if something should occur. If you can't come up with at least three good reasons, stay home.

What Rattles Your Cage?  

September 24, 2010
Every recruit has their inner fears or phobias. They must be addressed and not suppressed. Much like the monster that was under your bed as a child, they will haunt you.

Rookie Shopping Sprees  

September 13, 2010
Rookies will buy nearly anything without the trifecta of questions that every young cop should ask themselves before a purchase.

How to Handle an APE Situation  

September 3, 2010
Every department has had one or so, and will continue to have them. I'm not talking about a commissioner's kid getting a parking ticket. The commissioner's kid is arrested for a felony and the media is swirling.

Avoid Being Identified As A Cop  

August 30, 2010
Telling a story about your most recent call, as others listen within ear shot, gives two ideas. Either you are a young cop or a 'mall ninja' who has overdosed on police shows.
Japanese tea cup. Photo via Flickr.com (angelcandy.baby).

Know Your Limitations  

August 23, 2010
One of my former defensive tactics instructors taught me a valuable lesson about sizing up an opponent. He asked me if I had ever seen a Japanese tea cup and what is different about it?
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