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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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Profanity as Verbal Judo  

March 14, 2008

"Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."

—Mark Twain

What to Do If You Are Working with a Bad Cop  

March 7, 2008

Right now, there are any number of bad cops flying under the radar. People with badges who are exploiting their positions and the people they come in contact with. What to do?

Dangerous Bad Habits  

February 29, 2008

Many cops find themselves dealing with beatings, shootings, and stabbings on a fairly routine basis. And with each call or observation-based incident, one can find himself becoming more and more comfortable. It gets harder to get the adrenaline pumping. And therein lies the danger.

Countering Complaints  

February 22, 2008

There are those who, whether or not they've been given a break, are hell-bent on trying to extract their pound of flesh for some perceived slight. Often, it has to do with the fact that we had the temerity to detain them in the first place. No matter how justified the detention, no matter how strong the probable cause, no matter how polite we may have been, they just aren't satisfied.

Evidence of a Problem  

February 15, 2008

If it wasn't valuable, there wouldn't be so many motions to suppress it. If it wasn't important, nobody would care about its chain of custody. Yet if one watched the haphazard manner with which some cops handle evidence, they might get the impression it was little more than garbage.

Picking Partners  

February 8, 2008

Perhaps the saddest of ill-fated partner pairings goes to those orchestrated by the officers themselves.

Dangerous Shifts  

February 1, 2008

Besides having to deal with larger numbers of intoxicated drivers, officers working graveyard have to worry about some of the less obvious dangers of disregarding the body's natural schedule.

Be Thankful!  

January 30, 2008
"We cops have the best job in the world!" How many times has each of us said this to someone during our careers? However, when was the last time you stopped to consider all the other "forgotten" benefits of this job?
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Greener Pastures  

January 22, 2008

In looking back, I have the advantage of hindsight, some maturity, and greater objectivity. I recognize now that the more I wanted something, the more disappointed I tended to be when I got it.

The Bicycle Thief  

January 10, 2008

Fortunately, some of these hustlers on Huffys give telltale clues to their criminal activities.

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