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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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<p>Screenshot via ODMP.</p>

How To Honor Fallen Officers  

December 5, 2012
These officers who made the great sacrifice of their lives in service to others are treasures whose life experiences offer examples of how to live and work.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Dreams, Schemes, and Other Interesting Things  

November 16, 2012
Recently, I had a dream in which I was once again working patrol. But rather than writing or dictating our reports, we were drawing them.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Coming Into My Own  

November 8, 2012
Once while attending a force training seminar, I spoke quite critically of a deputy-involved shooting wherein a pregnant bystander was shot and killed. It was the kind of thing that was easy to grandstand on—or so I thought—and so I did. A lieutenant who was more intimately acquainted with the details of the incident quickly set me straight. The dressing down I received was pretty severe, and I didn't like it one bit. But I had it coming. In spades.
<p>Photo: Dean Scoville</p>

A Blog About Dogs  

October 25, 2012
As I aimed the barrel of my revolver at the dog's head I also took note that while its head was on this side of the screen door, its body was on the other. By applying pressure to the screen door I allowed the dog to decide whether or not to release its 235-psi bite volitionally, or ballistically.
<p>El Paso Police Officer Jonathan Molina.</p>

Off-Duty Interventions, On-Duty Aggravations, and Officer Safety  

October 9, 2012
I would hope that the next officer who finds himself dealing with three street punks will be armed, and I mean truly "armed" with more than just a gun or a TASER. By that I mean that I hope he or she is armed with a special kind of survival mindset.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

7 Tips for Handling the Unusual Call  

October 4, 2012
If it is true that fortune favors the prepared, then it makes sense for law enforcement to have as much prior contingency planning in place as possible. There are several things patrol personnel can do in the absence of otherwise readily available protocol.
<p>Photo courtesy of Open Road Films.</p>

Is 'End of Watch' Just 'Training Day II?'  

October 1, 2012
"End of Watch" is from start to finish undeniably entertaining, and on those occasions when it is on tactically and procedurally sound footing, it transcends any other patrol-oriented film I have ever seen.
<p>Protestors gathered in the Anaheim Police Department&#39;s lobby in July. Screenshot via CBS 2.</p>

Doing It Right, Doing It Wrong  

September 27, 2012
If given the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives, are you more apt to toss a lifeline or an anchor?
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken.</p>

Police Potpourri  

September 19, 2012
Increasingly, there are so many things falling on the law enforcement radar that I feel self-conscious running at the mouth on any one of them. Not to worry, I will continue to do so.
<p>Photo courtesy of Dave Young.</p>

The History of Crowd Management  

August 28, 2012
Riot lines of officers with little protective gear in the 1920s gave way to the use of chemical agents in the 1970s.
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