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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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Cop Slang: Our Favorite Terms From You  

August 13, 2012
Since May, officers have added dozens of great terms to "Cop Slang"—more than 350, in fact. Here are 10 of the very best we've seen added by readers.

Police Links: Taking Care of Your Own  

July 31, 2012
After The Fourth of July's combination of overflowing patriotism and excitement from numerous morons setting off illegal fireworks, the rest of the month can be a bit of a let-down, but here are some things you might want to read that appeared online this month.
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Synthetic Drugs: In-Custody Deaths May Spike  

July 27, 2012
A face-chewing attack in Miami and several other bizarre assaults have opened law enforcement's eyes to a new wave of designer synthetic drugs that turn its users into monsters.

Police Links: The Most Dangerous Job  

June 28, 2012
It's nearing the end of another month, so it's time for another post covering a sprinkling of Internet morsels you might have missed, including a sleepwalking defense and jobs statistically more dangerous than yours.

Video: The Hazards of 'Bath Salts'  

June 5, 2012
Officers who may confront a subject under the influence of bath salts must approach with caution. However, several doctors interviewed by POLICE Magazine offered suggestions for dealing with this emerging threat.

Police Links: Breaking the Ice  

May 31, 2012
There's so much happening out there related to law enforcement that it's difficult to keep on top of it all. Starting with this first monthly blog post, I'm going to provide a sampling of items of interest you might have missed online.
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PoliceMag Launches Police Terms Dictionary  

May 17, 2012
Police Magazine has introduced a new user-interactive dictionary to that allows officers to search for terms and enter their own terms and definitions.
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Bill Would Protect Fed Agents Who Intervene To Stop Violence  

April 9, 2012
A federal bill introduced in Congress earlier this year would give special agents greater protection when intervening to stop a violent act, even if it's outside the scope of their duties.

NRA Explains Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law  

March 23, 2012
Florida's stand-your-ground self-defense law was the first of its kind in the nation and was backed by the National Rifle Association. Since then, 20 other states have passed similar laws.

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights  

February 27, 2012
This year's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas offered plenty of visual curiosities for POLICE Magazine's video crew. Four law enforcement suppliers showed off their new gear, and "Top Shot" Michelle Viscusi told us how she stays on target.
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