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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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<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/27238583@N06/3161095736/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Amy McTigue</a>/Flickr.</p>

Dealing With Police Stress on the Home Front  

September 9, 2013
Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in this country. Day after day, officers see the worst of humanity; absorb the world's negativity; and come home to us. How can we expect this to have no effect on their minds, bodies, and souls? The fact is it does.
<p>Sgt. Ryan Andresen conducts a polygraph examination. Photos courtesy of the SOMU.</p>

N.J. Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit  

September 3, 2013
The New Jersey State Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit's sworn officers prevent repeat offenses and help offenders re-enter society with active supervision, the use of GPS ankle bracelets, counseling programs and subsequent arrests for new violations.
<p>Photo courtesy of <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6869762317/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>401 (K) 2012</a>/Flickr.</p>

The End of Professional Policing?  

August 14, 2013
Elected officials seeking reforms seem to lack the respect for the men and women of emergency services. As one said recently to me, "There is no difference between a police officer and ditch digger, you are all my servants."
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/7118761213/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Sean MacEntee</a>/Flickr.</p>

NYPD's iTheft Division  

August 5, 2013
When iPhones, iPads or other Apple devices are stolen, detectives with the new unit collect tracking numbers of smartphones and partner with Apple to locate the stolen devices.

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors  

July 31, 2013
Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.
<p>Indiana MSS troopers test chemicals found at a crime scene. Photo courtesy of ISP.</p>

Indiana State Police's Meth Suppression Section  

July 19, 2013
The Indiana State Police's Methamphetamine Suppression Section (MSS) seizes hundreds of meth labs a month. The troopers assigned to the unit encounter plenty of hazardous chemicals, dangerous "shake and bake" meth labs, and children living in meth-cooking environments.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

The Bridge Years  

July 11, 2013
Some of life's little moments may be overlooked but many others have been career-enders. What we must do is fully explain the background disqualifiers so future candidates can make sound decisions.
<p>Photo courtesy of <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/broffer/4692692434/sizes/l/in/photostream/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Ben Roffer</a>/Flickr.</p>

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad  

June 26, 2013
In March, the NYPD revamped its Highway Division Accident Investigation Squad, beefing up staffing, adding higher-tech tools, and broadening its mission to respond to serious, as well as fatal, crashes. The unit also got a new name: the Collision Investigation Squad.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

Telling the Truth   

June 21, 2013
Intentional, malicious, or deceptive conduct will permanently destroy an officer's credibility. Should an officer violate these standards, there is no alternative other than termination or permanent removal from investigative duties.
<p>Officer Craig Durling checks the license status of a commercial driver. Photo courtesy of TPD.</p>

Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit  

June 21, 2013
The commercial enforcement officers of the Torrance (Calif.) Police Department mostly encounter violators operating mid-sized commercial vehicles with violations such as a pile of unsecured palettes, a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical line, and a driver using a bungee cord for a seat belt.
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