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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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Tipping Our Hands  

March 6, 2009

Between clueless coworkers, astute criminals, damnable fate, and our own inattention, we can turn a winning hand into a losing one.

Lessons Learned, Complaints Registered, and Tips Made  

February 20, 2009

Just another run-down of things on the law enforcement radar that have been on my addled mind as of late, that while individually not warranting an entire column collectively could prove momentous for the world.

Choose Your Mentors Wisely  

February 13, 2009

Walt had always enjoyed the reputation of being a man’s man, an individual of independent thought who was never shy to offer his opinion. It was one of the things that I respected about him.

Don't Try to Be Supercop  

February 6, 2009

Maybe you like to see yourself as a one-man crime task force. The truth is you're probably not an expert in kicking down doors, lifting prints, AND running media interference. Leave such stuff for the pros.

Cops Don’t Have to Take the First Punch   

January 20, 2009

You would think that the average cop would know that he doesn’t have to get punched prior to using force. But having seen my fair share of patrol cops who got coldcocked and were laid out on the asphalt when the warning signs were in bold-capped Helvetica-font neon, I wonder.

Medical Diagnosis: We Suck!  

January 8, 2009

So NINETY-NINE+ percent of emergency room doctors polled think we use excessive force? Let's hear it for the less than one-percenters!

Random Thoughts and Observations   

December 22, 2008

There are things that, while perhaps worthy of a mention, don’t warrant a whole column. And so I decided to make a column out of several of them.

The Ghosts Of Christmases Past   

December 19, 2008

This is my first murder, the first of many I will roll on throughout my career. Back at home, only exhaustion lets me get some sleep before reporting back to work later that day.

Extra Sensory Policing   

December 12, 2008
Call it a hunch, precognition, ESP, or intuition, most cops have experienced it: That feeling that something isn’t right. That sensation that something bad is going to happen. For some, the impression proves prophetic.

Calling the Chase  

December 5, 2008

Whenever we hear a well-called pursuit, we are in awe of it. We know that it's a damn difficult thing to accomplish.

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