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In Praise of Condition White  

August 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

Condition White is the internal focus we go into all the time. In Condition White, you are not focused on the outside world. You do NOT want to have this mindset on the street.

Tactical and Practical Handcuffing  

August 1, 2006

By Greg Amundson

Patrol handcuffing techniques vary by department policy and individual officer preference. The goal should always be simple and direct: Get the handcuffs on the suspect. However, being prepared with a handcuffing strategy and technique will improve your confidence on the streets.

How to Evaluate a Training Program  

August 1, 2006

By Dave Young

You have many opportunities for training outside of your agency. But how do you tell which classes are suitable for you and whether what you learn in those classes will work on the street?

Salt Lake City PD's Meth Initiative  

July 1, 2006

By Bryn Bailer

Salt Lake City PD created the Methamphetamine Initiative, which brings together more than 30 public and private agencies to address drug rehab and meth-related property crimes, enhanced prosecution, environmental hazards and, of course, child endangerment issues.

The Crusader  

June 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Educating America about the effects of violent entertainment on children is Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s second mission.

The Key to Auto Theft  

June 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

As the mercury begins to rise, so does the crime rate nationwide. Auto theft is certainly among those warm-weather crimes of opportunity, and one that routinely spikes around this time of year. One of the easiest auto theft techniqes to detect is the use of shaved keys.

Countering the Karambit  

June 1, 2006

By Ernest Emerson

The karambit is a small to medium-sized personal fighting knife that was developed and is still used today in the Indonesian archipelago. It can also be a very effective weapon for slashing someone’s throat.

University of Central Florida Police Department  

June 1, 2006

By Bryn Bailer

At the University of Central Florida, campus policing is local in nature, but international in flavor. The university prides itself on attracting a diverse student body.

Oneida Indian Nation Police Department  

May 1, 2006

By Bryn Bailer

The Oneida Indian Nation Police Department fields veterans like Capt. Robert L. Ryan, who has worked in law enforcement for 37 years, including 21 years with the Madison County Sheriff's Department-nearly 10 of which were spent as sheriff.

How to Become a Bomb Tech  

May 1, 2006

By Shawn Hughes

Much is known about many of law enforcement’s special teams: dive team, air watch, SWAT. In contrast, the hazardous devices team of your department (if you have one) is one that has intentionally kept itself out of the limelight, for good reason.

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