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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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<p>Photo via&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/&quot;>abardwell</a>/Flickr.</p>

The Failure of California's Prison Realignment  

April 23, 2013
As we have been lamenting for the past 1½ years, California's controversial experiment in transferring supervision of prisoners from the state to local agencies is a clear and present danger to public safety.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Why You Should Talk to the Bad Guys  

April 19, 2013
There is something discomforting in hearing a convicted cop killer say, "He got careless, so I wasted him." But how often can a mere six words leave such an indelible imprint on our mind and help get us through our shifts?
<p>Beware of anti-pension propoganda from the California Public Policy Center.</p>

Anti-Pension Propaganda from Shadowy Websites  

April 11, 2013
Public employee critics in their continuing attempt to place all blame for economic woes on public employees have begun a new line of attack. This time they're employing social media and shadowy websites to bolster their cause.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Good Cops, Bad Cop, Whatcha Gonna Do  

March 28, 2013
It's been said that a truly good cop could have worked any era in law enforcement and done quite well. When my mind revisits those cops that I used to work with, around, and to varying degrees tolerated, there are two groups that stand out predominantly for their diametrically opposite approaches to patrol.
<p>Photo by Greg Meyer.</p>

Lessons from the Onion Field  

March 25, 2013
"How could this have happened?" The answer is found when you realize that in the past half century you have had the benefit of improved tactical training that came at the cost of the blood and minds of officers like Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger.
<p>Retired Capt. Carroll Cooley appears at the Phoenix Police Museum to discuss the Miranda arrest. Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

The Miranda Arrest: 50 Years Later  

March 13, 2013
In March of 1963, Phoenix Police Officer Carroll Cooley arrested Ernesto Miranda. Fifty years later, Miranda warnings are as much a part of policing today as a set of handcuffs.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

If You Don't Learn This, You'll Die!  

March 12, 2013
It's been said that the street cop wears many hats: psychologist, sociologist, counselor, arbitrator; electrician, firefighter, judge, jury, and even executioner. But how much formal training has he or she been exposed to in these various capacities?
<p>San Bernardino County Sheriff&#39;s Lt. Al Stewart (left) and California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling. Photos via LAPPL.</p>

Police Union Opposes 'Compassionate' Parole for Calif. Cop Killer  

March 6, 2013
In 1973, Gerald Youngberg took the lives of San Bernardino County Sheriff's Lt. Al Stewart, California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling, and gas station attendant Robert Jenkins in execution-style murders.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

The Dorner Rampage is Over…Now Comes the Repercussions  

February 26, 2013
If I could somehow shoehorn Det. Jeremiah MacKay's name a million times over his shooter's, I would.
<p>Screenshot via CBS News.</p>

Sheriff's Dispatcher's Performance During Big Bear Shootout  

February 19, 2013
The incident underscores the essential role played by the dedicated emergency services dispatchers nationwide. These behind-the-scene professionals constitute a vital link to police officers every time officers leave their stations.
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