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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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<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.
<p>Photo submitted by a POLICE reader.</p>

Blue Ink: Your Police Tattoos  

November 29, 2012
The symbols of courage, strength and honor remind us once again that America's law enforcement officers represent one of this country's proudest assets.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/36698822@N00/6789222/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Hourman</a></p>

Police Links: Creepy Crimes  

October 31, 2012
Ah, yes. In the tenth month of the year the days are getting shorter and the creeps seem to be getting creepier. It wouldn't be October without weird Halloween-related crime stories.
<p>Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.</p>

Police Documentary Explores Meaning of Heroism, Sacrifice  

October 12, 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Modern City Entertainment are teaming up to create "Heroes Behind the Badge," a documentary about the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers serving across America.
<p>Oak Creek (Wis.) PD&#39;s Officer Sam Lenda emphasized the importance of active-shooter training during a Monday presentation. Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

IACP 2012: Chief, Officer Discuss Sikh Temple Shooting  

October 1, 2012
The Oak Creek (Wis.) Police officer who helped end the Sikh Temple shooting rampage and his police chief urged their colleagues to provide their officers with the training and equipment needed to respond to active shooters at the IACP show in San Diego.

Police Links: Lady Cop  

September 28, 2012
Did you ever read comic books as a kid? If so, maybe you knew that once upon a time there was a DC Comics heroine called Lady Cop.
<p>Photo courtesy of Open Road Films.</p>

'End of Watch' Based On LAPD Cop's Patrol Duty  

September 20, 2012
Open Road's "End of Watch" was based on the experiences of Captain Jamie FitzSimons, a former LAPD patrol officer who worked South Los Angeles neighborhoods in the 1990s. This is the primary reason the movie rings true with an authentic approach to police work.
<p>Photo courtesy of Long Beach (Calif.) PD.</p>

3 Things You Want Dispatchers To Know  

September 17, 2012
Communication is a two-way street. We asked several officers for three things they want dispatchers to know, as a companion piece to our September feature, "10 Things Dispatchers Want You to Know."
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