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Dean Scoville

Dean Scoville

Associate Editor of Police Magazine and a retired patrol supervisor and investigator with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Sgt. Dean Scoville has received multiple awards for government service.
Patrol

Blog - Patrol - March 2011

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A Good Argument for Thinking Some Very Bad Thoughts  

March 29, 2011
I thought it was universally understood throughout our profession that when we fail to train, we train for failure.

A Few Words on Searches of Detainees  

March 18, 2011
A little charm can go a long way. By catering to their ego without emboldening them - "You play college football?" - you might even get them empathizing with your desire to secure them before searching.

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest  

March 4, 2011
Former LAPD Capt. Greg Meyer writes about three factors, including the loss of the carotid control hold, overly aggressive baton training, and the ineffective 7-watt TASERs in use at the time.

My Memories of the Rodney King Riots? Rage and Frustration  

March 4, 2011
Traffic on the I-10 Freeway was non-existent, save for those who absolutely had to go to work under a hazy film of smoky clouds. I remember thinking that all of the other commuters must have been either cops or firefighters.

Cleaning Out My Files (And Why You Shouldn't)  

March 3, 2011
Insight gleaned about how and why a suspect committed his crime might put him back on your radar-even aid in a subsequent trial-should he adhere to a unique M.O.
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