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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.



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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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Blue Ink: Your Police Tattoos

View our photo gallery of police tattoos submitted by POLICE readers.

November 29, 2012  |  by

Photo submitted by a POLICE reader.
Photo submitted by a POLICE reader.

Earlier this month, we posted a photo gallery featuring a few law enforcement tattoos from a skilled tattoo artist in Illinois.

We then asked you to submit your own "blue ink" to be included in another photo gallery. You didn't disappoint.

We received nearly 30 law enforcement tattoos from PoliceMag.com readers, and we were impressed!

Your tattoos represented something that had great meaning to you, such as a fallen partner, Biblical quotation, or career accomplishment. 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.

So take a look at some of the tattoos we received, and continue your good work protecting our neighborhoods safe from violent criminals.

You can view the new gallery here.


Comments (2)

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Capt David-Ret LA County @ 11/29/2012 5:43 PM

Hey, one of you ole Firestone Los Angeles deputies send in your "Stoneyboy" tat!

Trigger @ 11/30/2012 6:28 AM

Never really understood the purpose of tattoos. I know a couple of
cops who got jambed up working undercover when their tats were
recognized as cops. I guess ink away!!

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