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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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Don't Let The Little Head Think for You  

August 1, 2008
Sadly, I’ve seen the pursuit of casual sex get more cops in trouble than perhaps anything else. It’s not just the cops’ fault either. It takes two to tango, after all. But it is the cop who most frequently has something to lose in the equation, and often does.

Talking 'Em Up to Take 'Em In  

July 18, 2008

It might not be dialogues with Plato, but sometimes striking up a conversation with strangers can offer up all forms of enlightenment.

Rent-a-Cops, Wannabes, and Scabs—Oh, My!  

July 11, 2008
You'd think that as people engaged in a profession that is no less broadstroked by the public, cops would have more empathy for security guards.

Sometimes, the Pain Comes Later  

July 7, 2008

In conducting interviews with the officers profiled in my Shots Fired columns, I was surprised at how many either didn't know that they'd been injured, or if they knew they'd been injured didn't know where their injuries were located or their severity. 

First Impressions  

June 27, 2008

That a stranger would go so far out of his way to offer words of comfort and counsel instead of chastisement and condemnation left each child wanting to do the same as police officers themselves.

Blowhards R Us  

June 18, 2008

A certain degree of self-assurance is obligatory to our profession. But how fine is the line between self-assurance and arrogance? When does self-confidence become conceit? And at what point does a full blown narcissistic personality disorder become harmful?

Courage When It Counts  

June 13, 2008

Yesterday, Sheriff Lee Baca said something that needed to be articulated a long time ago.

That there's an ongoing race problem between blacks and Hispanics in Los Angeles County that is resulting in deaths on both sides.

A Shocking Proposition  

June 6, 2008
A categorical claim that the availability of TASERs in the field mitigates the need for a backup officer is not only grossly irresponsible, but a prescription for disaster.

The Creepiest Calls  

May 30, 2008

You can’t anticipate everything, and inevitably, there will be surprises. Just remember that when checking on the welfare of another, to look out for your own.

Dangers of Domestic Violence Calls  

May 23, 2008

I have been at enough domestics to know that some officers can be a little more lax than they should be. And that can get you killed.

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