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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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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.
Image via Flickr (jwiv).

Shifting Priorities  

May 20, 2010
It's tough for cops to know where to focus their energy as "acceptable" practices change based on the time and place, but decreasing violence is a priority everyone can get behind.
Photo via PeachTea (Flickr)

Don't Discount Info From Inmates  

May 13, 2010
It was while working the jail that I had an opportunity to do something most of my LAPD peers didn't: acquire intel straight from the source before getting up close and personal with them on the street.

The Little Things  

May 6, 2010
I kept thinking back to the way he'd positioned himself. Perhaps most impressive was the fact that he appeared to be a veteran officer who hadn't allowed himself a degree of complacency.
Photo via Flickr.com (marcokalmann)

Searching Rides: Dirty and Dangerous  

April 29, 2010
The less inclined you are to search something in a vehicle you've stopped, the better the odds that you should. Diapers and sanitary napkins have been used to store narcotics.

Why Are Cops Dragged to Death?  

April 15, 2010
Even if an officer is able to get a pretty good grip, the driver can try to scrape the officer's ass off by brushing up against oncoming traffic or fixed objects on the opposite side of the street.

Women Blow Themselves Up Too  

April 1, 2010
Female suicide bombers possess an ability to insinuate themselves further into densely populated target areas than their male counterparts and kill more people, Det. Ashabi told an audience at POLICE-TREXPO West.

The Active Shooter: Patrol's Number One Training Concern  

March 25, 2010
The case for the hunter becoming the hunted will, often, come down to you, the patrol officer. You will be the last line of defense for those who are coming under attack.
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