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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.

Foot Pursuits: A Runaway Policy?  

March 18, 2010
What exactly was this "new bar" for performance? How was one to be evaluated against it? And was this really a new policy to follow?
Lancaster (Ohio) police officers. Image via rbatina (Flickr.com).

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies  

March 11, 2010
As you venture around your patrol area, strike up conversations. Don't have any particular agenda in mind. Just be friendly. You might actually find a genuine ally or two.

For the Reading-Impaired and Other Idiots (Part 1 of a Series)  

February 26, 2010
No piece so hit a nerve as one that I wrote last year on the El Monte officer whose head punt of a gang member has since been deemed a "distraction blow" and therefore an appropriate use of force by investigators.
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Photo courtesy of Tiago Rïbeiro (Flickr.com).

Superstitions  

January 28, 2010
It's been my experience that it's the new guy who's the true harbinger of doom. Like the four horsemen, his name on an in-service sheet is a clarion call that all hell's going to break loose.

Dealing With the Off-Duty Cop  

January 14, 2010
Not much has been written about the prospect of dealing with the off-duty cop. Yet you can be certain that at some point you will.
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