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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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<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.

Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights  

January 30, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas provided plenty of innovative tactical gear for officers. POLICE Magazine's video crew visited Daniel Defense, Glock, KDH Defense Systems, Point Blank Body Armor, and SIG Sauer.
<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.
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