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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 - March 2012

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Look Closer  

March 20, 2012
It is the prejudice of some cops to just accept things as they appear to be. A robbery is a robbery; a burglary, a burg. But sometimes it pays to remember the slogan from "American Beauty"—"Look closer."
<p>Photo: Sam Hulse</p>

5 Tips for Funding New Patrol Equipment  

March 16, 2012
What should you do when you've been told there isn't enough money to purchase equipment? Re-allocation is often the solution. These five tips outline a budgetary fiscal-fitness program that can move equipment budgets from flabby to fit.

Two Campuses Deal With Active Shooters  

March 12, 2012
Last week's clinic shooting in Pittsburgh and the Chardon High School shooting in Ohio in February showcased effective responses from officers and the campuses.
<p>Photo: Relativity Media</p>

'Act of Valor:' Where's the Police Version?  

March 6, 2012
If you've been on the fence about seeing "Act of Valor," I hope that you will plop down your 10 bucks and do so. Maybe if "Act of Valor" is a hit, they'll make more movies that honor the sacrifice of the military instead of deriding our warriors.

Whatever Happened to Verbal Judo?  

March 2, 2012
Today's up-and-coming cops have mastered texting, sexting, e-mailing, and Facebook but are less accomplished when it comes to face-to-face interfacing. That’s the art of conversation—and therefore the ability to verbally de-escalate situations—is dying out.
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