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Mark Clark

Mark Clark is the public information officer for a law enforcement agency in the southwest. He is also a photographer and contributor to POLICE Magazine.
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Blog - Patrol - April 2008

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Has 911 Become a Government-sponsored Dial a Prayer?  

April 25, 2008

Several recent 911-related misadventures are currently making their way through the courts. One where a five-year-old dialed 911 for his mother who had collapsed, only to be chastised for "playing with the phone" while his mother died; another where a 37-year-old woman choked to death while veteran 911 workers refused to assist a trainee with the call. Upon hearing of her death, one of these employees was heard to comment, "I guess she bit off more than she could chew."

Uncomfortable With Your Duty Gun?  

April 18, 2008
I wasn't the only one out there that day faking my way through firearms training.

Responding to Civil Disputes  

April 11, 2008

Here you are being thrust into the middle of a situation that took years to deteriorate. Now you are expected to solve it in five minutes or less because you are, in fact, the police department, right?

How to Avoid Those Less Romantic Injuries  

April 11, 2008

Going in foot pursuit of some fleet-footed felon is a popular rite of passage for cops. As if the natural dangers of heading off some dirtbag’s escape route weren’t dangerous enough, add unfamiliar territory and conditions of darkness, and you’ve got pretty good odds of ending up in full body traction.

Patrol Officers Can’t Afford to Hesitate  

April 7, 2008

Sometimes concerns beyond the scope of the incident at hand can make an officer hesitate when his or her life or the lives of the innocent public are at risk.

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