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Mark Clark

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 - May 2009

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Helping Yourself Out in Matters of Force  

May 29, 2009
If there's ever a time for you to start thinking like a sergeant, a detective, and a lawyer, it's when you've just knocked some suspect on his ass.

The Challenge of Analyzing a Tragedy While We’re Still Grieving  

May 28, 2009
Shortly after the murders of four Oakland officers by parolee Lovelle Mixon in March, I got a call from Police Magazine editor David Griffith. He wanted me to write a feature article on the Oakland incidents. To be honest I didn’t want to do it.

Kicking Up a Stink Over California Incident  

May 15, 2009

Where are the media’s priorities? Did the officer’s actions really eclipse the actions allegedly perpetrated by the suspect? Why aren’t we seeing the truly offensive footage, that of motorists taking last second evasive actions to avoid being maimed and killed during the pursuit Rodriguez allegedly triggered?

Patience, My Ass. I Want to Arrest Somebody!  

May 8, 2009
Periodically during the passenger's invective, I would step off to the side—always keeping a vigilant eye on the rider and passenger, of course—and whisper to my t.o., “Let me take him!” Each time the t.o. nodded me off without comment and continued methodically filling out his paperwork. I couldn’t believe it.

Have a Script for Field Interviews  

May 1, 2009
Cops shouldn’t be shy about making inquiries into the affairs and possessions of those they deal with.
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