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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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"I Don't Like, Trust, or Respect You (But I Can Work with You)"  

November 26, 2008

At that moment, there was no shortage of things I could be taken to task for: insubordination, failure to document an off-duty incident, conduct unbecoming an officer, late for work, drama queen. It was then that I realized the man was really putting his ass on the line for me.

Call for Civilian Backup   

November 7, 2008

Don’t be shy about asking for assistance from everyday people should you find yourself in need. You might be pleasantly surprised by their response.

Buzzkill  

November 3, 2008

When you start drinking to the point that you’ve forgotten what the law is and your obligation to uphold it, then you’re not one of us.

Tricks and Treats  

October 28, 2008
It’s time for my Annual Real Men (and Women) of Halloween Genius Roundup wherein I review the previous year’s sordid activities. Here are the weirdos and wackos who helped keep us employed, entertained, or emotionally spent in 2007.

Home Invasions Targeting Cops  

October 17, 2008

When three suspects assaulted an off-duty LAPD officer at his Gardena, Calif., home, a police spokesperson said it was the first time he'd heard of an officer being a victim of a home invasion robbery. While that may be the case, the crime was not without precedent.

Picking Your Stops (and Keeping Them Stopped)  

October 10, 2008

Some cops are in such a rush to get a car stopped that they'll let the driver they're attempting to detain dictate where the traffic stop will take place. Worse, they'll allow suspects to choreograph what happens once the cars have stopped.

Electrocution Hazard  

September 26, 2008

One officer died after jumping into electrically charged water in response to cries for help from a man he thought was drowning. In trying to save the man’s life, he shared his fate.

Expensive Mistakes  

September 12, 2008

Short-cutting logistics, precipitous actions, inconsistent reportage, shaky testimonies, poor evidence gathering, and lack of control. These problems and others ultimately dovetailed into an at least $24-million settlement (including attorneys’ fees) against Los Angeles County.

 

Making Death Notifications  

September 5, 2008

Some may collapse emotionally, even become assaultive to you; others may appear apathetic, even relieved.

Protect Yourself from Blood Borne Diseases  

August 8, 2008

Chandler succumbed to Hepatitis C that he contracted 18 years earlier when he was pricked by a hypodermic syringe while searching a vehicle for narcotics.

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