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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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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.

Drunk is No Excuse for This  

June 5, 2009
Here’s the tale of the tape: Anthony Abbate, 38, is six-foot, three-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. The woman he pummeled, Karolina Obrycka, 26, is a foot shorter and weighs 125 pounds.

There Should Be a Special Punishment for This Crime  

May 29, 2009

If Sweeten really did file a false police report saying that she and her daughter were kidnapped by two black men, then she victimized by my estimation at least six percent of the American population, every black male.

I Hope This Guy Isn’t a Crisis Negotiator  

May 22, 2009
It seems the head of Atlanta’s police union Sgt. Scott Kreher told the city council in an open meeting that he would like to beat Mayor Shirley Franklin “in the head with a baseball bat” when he thinks about problems disabled officers have getting workers’ compensation claims approved.

Washington Turns on the Money Tap  

April 3, 2009

The economic stimulus package pumps nearly $4 billion into state, local, and tribal law enforcement. But is that a good thing?

TASER Showcases Shockwave Area Denial System at Urban Shield   

December 3, 2008

The Shockwave ADS looks a lot like a claymore mine from a science fiction movie, but it’s really just an array of TASER cartridges. So it’s non-lethal. But that doesn’t mean it won’t ruin your day if you happen to be someplace you shouldn’t or participating in say…a prison riot.

Bad Cop: Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona  

November 4, 2007
Some of you may have had some sympathy for Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Michael S. Carona who was hauled into federal court last week, literally in chains. Well, handcuffs anyway.

Joseph Wambaugh, The Storyteller  

October 19, 2007
Author Joseph Wambaugh shared some thoughts with POLICE magazine in an interview published in the October 2007 issue. Here, he reveals the inspiration for Spermwhale Whalen, and gives his thoughts about the controversial show, "The Shield."

'Genius' Arrested at Boston Airport Wearing Fake Bomb 'Art'  

September 21, 2007
Massachusetts State Police arrested a 19-year-old MIT student earlier this morning and charged her with disturbing the peace and possessing a hoax device. Here's what Star Simpson reportedly decided was an artistic masterpiece that she had to share with the world.
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