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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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Photo via Flickr (Rob!).

Think Twice Before You Key That Mic   

January 12, 2011
The mere fact that an officer broadcasts that a person of a particular racial background and gender was involved in a crime simultaneously accomplishes two things: It puts one group of potential suspects on cops' radars while effectively eliminating another.
A memorial at the Tucson (Ariz.) PD's headquarters honors the bravery of fallen officers. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Remember the Forgotten Fallen  

January 6, 2011
Let's not forget our other brethren who work may have been less conspicuously gallant, but who have likewise paid the ultimate price years before their time.

If Looks Could Kill…  

December 14, 2010
Many people who probably could have kicked my ass backed down simply because they thought I was meaner and tougher than I was simply because I acted like it.

Talking With—And Not Interviewing—Suspects  

December 2, 2010
I heard narratives that explained away less predictable catalysts for their actions. More than that, I was surprised at just how candid some could be when I wasn't just angling to nail them on something.
A community memorial was dedicated outside the Forza Coffee house where four Lakewood PD officers were murdered on Nov. 29, 2009. Sketch courtesy of Lakewood PD.

Memorials Honor Four Fallen Lakewood Officers  

November 29, 2010
A Lakewood PD sergeant describes the memorials dedicated to his fallen colleagues a year after they were murdered by Maurice Clemmons at Forza Coffee.
Kelli and Jessica Uhl were killed three years ago when a state trooper's car crossed the median and hit their vehicle head on.

Just About the Worst Thing You Can Do On Patrol  

November 24, 2010
Causing an innocent person's death is just about the worst thing you can do on patrol. Seeking payment for injuries sustained while killing two teens is beyond the pale.
Photo via Thomas Hawk (Flickr).

Who's Got Your Back?  

November 11, 2010
One of the strongest administrators I ever knew was a captain who took more than one unpopular stance against then L.A. County Sheriff Sherman Block. It cost her politically and took a toll on her physically, but she had the respect and affections of those who were fortunate enough to work for and with her. Years after her retirement, her name is spoken with deep respect among those who knew her.

Personal Preference Determines Tactics  

November 4, 2010
These days, a growing chorus of defensive tactics instructors advocates using palm strikes instead of fist strikes. Still, the proficient pugilist will adamantly defend the fist strike as a viable force option.
Photo via Flickr.com (hjl).

And Now for Something Really Scary  

October 27, 2010
Normally, I’d try and get some Halloween-themed column in here about now. But something far scarier weighs on my mind: The outcome of the Nov. 2 election.
Tags: Elections

Suppressing That Urge for a Pound of Flesh  

October 21, 2010
Ask yourself if succumbing to that split-second thought is worth permanently depriving the people who trust and depend on you the value of your services.
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