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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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The Police Unity Tour arrived in D.C. as part of National Police Week. Proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial.

Police Unity Tour's Wheels Spin for Fallen Officers  

May 12, 2010
Lakewood (Wash.) Police Sgt. Mark Eakes carried more than just a memory of fellow Sgt. Mark Renninger as he peddled the 320 miles of the Police Unity Ride from New Jersey to D.C. during National Police Week.
Photo by Storm Crypt via Flickr.com

Real "Christian" Warriors  

March 30, 2010
Federal indictments detail a plan so heinous it deserves repeating because you need to be on guard for this kind of stuff. They were reportedly going to lure a local cop into an ambush and kill that officer. Then they were going to wait until other officers gathered from miles around for their victim's funeral and set off IEDs to bomb the procession. Their goal was to start a war between themselves and the U.S. government.
Image courtesy of iStock.

Memorable Cop Movies  

March 4, 2010
Unfortunately, 2009 wasn't a particularly high-water mark for movies in my book, which makes it all the more tempting to reflect on another staple: the cop movie.
Image via banspy (Flickr.com).

Top 10 Law Enforcement Stories of 2009  

December 30, 2009
Which stories will make the PoliceMag.com list of the top LE stories of 2009? You can bet you'll find President Obama on this list.

Let Them Know You Care  

December 22, 2009
Today, a new generation of Americans are fighting for our freedom overseas, but there are no great Christmas songs being written and sung for them. Like the Vietnam generation before them, they are largely forgotten by a public too concerned about domestic issues to care about them, and they are demonized in popular culture as "kill crazy" murderers.

The Fort Hood Shooter Did Not Act Alone  

November 12, 2009
Sudden Jihad Syndrome has always been there and it will be there for years to come. It is at the heart of Islam and its true followers and it is what I believe drives Hasan and many more like him around the world to explode, behead, destroy and kill many, including other Muslims.
Batman first appeared in Detective Comics books published in the late 1930s. DC Comics continues to publish graphic novels with the character. Photo via geminicollisionworks (Flickr.com).

Money Laundering for Morons  

August 27, 2009
Collectibles are fragile and a very poor investment. That's why I was stunned earlier this week when I read that a methamphetamine ring in Colorado used comic books for money laundering.
PoliceMag.com SWAT columnist Robert O'Brien leads a panel discussion about responding to active shooters at TREXPO East in Chantilly, Va.

TREXPO Panel: Active Shooter Response Spurs Lively Discussion  

August 19, 2009
"Active shooters are a tactical-officer problem not a tactical-team problem," PoliceMag.com SWAT columnist Robert O’Brien said opening the discussion.

Across the Great Generational Divide  

July 2, 2009

There are some things that you begin to realize as you gray. For example, the youngsters that you work with no longer “get” your cultural references. And you start to feel like Grandpa Simpson droning on about things that make no sense to the people around you.

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