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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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Image via Flickr.com (OpenSkyMedia).

When In Doubt, Whip Out Your Pistol  

August 4, 2010
Whether it was on vehicle approaches, pedestrian stops, or door knocks, I made a habit of having my gun out if I felt there was any possibility of danger.

Let's Talk About Racism  

July 28, 2010
The pro forma accusations of racism that I endured on patrol involved detainees who routinely accused me of stopping them because they were black/Hispanic/Asian/albino—despite the fact that their features had been completely obscured by the tinted windows for which I was pulling them over in the first place.
Image via Wikimedia.

You Are In Eric Holder's Crosshairs  

July 22, 2010
Our A.G. is seemingly convinced that cops are if not inherently racist, then at least subject to serious lapses in judgment when it comes to race.
As a tactical flight officer, Pasadena (Calif.) PD's Brad May handles the police work, while pilot Sgt. Mike Ingram flies the chopper. Photo by Paul Clinton.

9 Ways to Improve Coordination With Helicopter Units  

July 19, 2010
Read these nine pointers for patrol officers to improve your working relationship with the sky patrol during pursuits, surveillance or other joint missions.
Photo via A.Curell (Flickr.com)

Don't Drug Test Cops  

July 7, 2010
The occasional Raphael Perez notwithstanding—which happened to be more a problem of negligent hiring in the first place; the guy was known to be a less-than-ideal candidate at the time of his hiring by LAPD—I believe cops just don't take, toke, or smoke anything they're not supposed to.
Photo via Flickr.com (7mary3).

Home Is Where the Fight Is  

June 16, 2010
Admittedly, use-of-force situations are extremely fluid; an officer may not have the opportunity to say so much as "Hi," before it's off to the races and an eventual altercation ends up in some distant backyard.
Photo via Flickr.com (kaibara87).

Catching Something Other Than the Bad Guy  

June 10, 2010
If you've never had any sexually transmitted diseases, you don't know what you're missing. Anxiety, re-infections, full disclosure issues - all this can be had for the cost of one bad choice.

A Short Cut to Termination?  

June 3, 2010
Maybe one day the tide will change. Just this week, the Supreme Court made a long overdue clarification on the Miranda matter that is favorable to cops. And who knows? Perhaps one day they'll clean up the exclusionary rule, too.
Photo via Flickr (San Diego Shooter).

Exclusive: What the Supreme Court's New Miranda Decision Means to You  

June 2, 2010
This significant new decision firmly establishes that once a suspect has received the Miranda warnings and indicates that he understands his rights, officers are not required to ask whether he wishes to waive or invoke but may simply start asking questions about the case.

How to Handle Hecklers  

May 27, 2010
There's something about asshole opportunists successfully baiting cops and getting paid off for it that just rubs me the wrong way.
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