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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.
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Mass Killers: Gun Control is Not the Answer  

June 3, 2014
After a mass murder incident like Isla Vista, the media loves to run a lot of stories that imply such tragedies would surely be a thing of the past if we could just outlaw all the guns. Those same reporters rarely consider how much damage this killer could have done in a crowded classroom with a blade.

Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast  

February 11, 2014
We published the 100th "Shots Fired" feature in September. We've decided to present these features of officers under fire as monthly audio podcasts.
<p>Screenshot via PoliceMag.</p>

The Street Cop Dictionary Gets a Mobile App  

August 29, 2013
On Monday, Police Magazine launched the Cop Slang app for the iPhone. Cop Slang on the iPhone is a handy little dictionary-style app that lets users read more than 2,500 definitions and add their own.
<p>Screenshot via The Counterfeit Report.</p>

Identifying Counterfeit Products  

July 25, 2013
The global business of counterfeit goods has reached more than $700 billion a year. Craig Crosby, a retired officer, has launched The Counterfeit Report, a website with reference material on more than 200 commercially available brands.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

How to Listen to PoliceMag.com Podcasts  

June 13, 2013
Whether you're stuck in traffic on the way home from a shift or mowing your lawn on a Saturday, POLICE podcasts offer another great way to connect with the community of cops.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Get Social With POLICE Magazine  

May 16, 2013
Every day, we share POLICE content with you in a multitude of ways. And because our print magazine reaches you only once a month, we've set up plenty of other social channels for you to interact with the best law enforcement content on the web.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Police Links: From Pranks to Attacks  

April 29, 2013
April contained plenty of fools this year, it seems. As expected this time of year, at least one prank on the first of the month became much more serious than probably intended. Unfortunately, the biggest continuing story of the month was the Boston Marathon bombing. Thankfully, law enforcement was on top of it. Cops don't suffer fools gladly.
<p>An Oklahoma woman hid a revolver in an unusual place. Screenshot via KFOR.</p>

Police Links: Spring Surprises  

March 29, 2013
March is the month that ushers in the Spring season. It's also known for being unpredictable. It's no wonder then that this March has brought with it all manner of surprising stories, including a police dog that fired a gun and a suspect delivered to police by none other than Batman.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Police Links: Exploding Oven Bullets  

February 28, 2013
February is a short month, but there was no shortage of offenders and weird happenings during this time. For one, a woman was injured by an exploding bullet caused by a Glock magazine being kept in an oven.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/26809429@N02/3909866748/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>rutlo</a>/Flickr.</p>

Police Links: Letters of Love and Crime  

January 31, 2013
Every January, people hope for new beginnings and do their best to turn over a new leaf – if only for a short while. Maybe the thief who returned stolen items 15 years later was inspired by the spirit of New Year's resolutions. Too bad more crooks weren't.
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