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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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The Second Generation Cop  

February 26, 2010
When a new recruit is a cop's son or daughter, it can be a delicate if not downright difficult matter, the 800-pound gorilla in the room that nobody wants to face.

Bad Behavior and Attitudes  

February 1, 2010
There are no free passes on the streets. Therefore study, work, and sweat here to avoid getting hurt out in the real world.
Photo courtesy of Akuppa (Flickr.com)

Decisions Made Easy  

February 1, 2010
Can you defend your decision with your legal and ethical foundations? If not, prepare for discipline or problems.
DeSantis Recruit Bag

A Grab Bag to Go  

January 12, 2010
I find it a necessity now more than ever to have a grab bag within arm's reach. To prepare for active shooters, school crises, and terrorism, you've got to have the necessary equipment and now!

Off-Duty Stealth Tips  

December 10, 2009
Perform a fashion check before you leave the house: Do I look like a cop? If so, then go prepared. If you don't want to be bothered, tone down the wardrobe.

When Am I No Longer a Rookie?  

December 1, 2009
When the most mundane things to a "civilian" take on a decidedly law enforcement spin, this is when I believe you are about to enter the metamorphosis from rookie to cop.

Carrying the Load  

November 30, 2009
Today, we have a litany of specialized police tools and instruments issued. I always laugh when a new product comes out and wonder if the holster manufacturers are tooling up for the new nicky neat police gadget. Does it come in basketweave?
Tags: Duty Gear

Off-Duty Considerations  

October 29, 2009
The other day a young officer inquired about off-duty actions and equipment. His question focused on how to act, so here's my advice.

Firearms 101  

October 7, 2009
Say you're on duty and you contact some thugs who have guns. You have to make their guns safe for transport. If this is the first time you have ever seen this design of weapon, then what are you to do?

Watch Your Mouth  

October 1, 2009
You might feel that the uniform gives you anonymity to say what you feel in the heat of the moment. But you are not a nameless person in the crowd. You are a police officer.
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