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David Griffith

David Griffith

David Griffith has been editor of POLICE Magazine since December 2001. He brings more than 25 years of experience on magazines and newspapers to POLICE. A Maggie award-winning journalist, his byline has appeared on hundreds of articles in POLICE and other national magazines.



Melanie Basich

Melanie Basich

Managing Editor Melanie Basich joined POLICE Magazine in 2000 (when her last name was still Hamilton). An award-winning journalist, she has covered such topics as agency budgets, officer suicide, emerging law enforcement technologies, and active shooter tactics. She writes and manages the product section of POLICE.
Editor's Notes

Blog - Editor's Notes - December 2012

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<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Police Links: Shootings Mar Glad Tidings  

December 28, 2012
December encompasses a large part of the holiday season, so it's sad when a tragedy like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting mars this time of year's glad tidings. That's why it's so nice to hear a sweet story about two Port Authority officers who helped safely deliver a baby in New York's Holland Tunnel.
<p>Screenshot via CBS.</p>

PoliceMag's Top 10 Videos of 2012  

December 26, 2012
Police videos highlighting the hazards of vehicle pursuits, traffic stops, and subjects using "bath salts" made 2012 a memorable year for PoliceMag.com.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/35387910@N04/4947751480/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>eggrole</a>/Flickr.</p>

Give Us Your Best 'Cop Slang' for Marijuana  

December 7, 2012
With the marijuana legalization debate now in the spotlight, let's take a look at all the slang terms for marijuana. There are plenty out there, and we'd like your best one.
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