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The Paper Chase  

January 1, 2004

Innovative educational programs are making it more practical for cops to pursue degrees.

Eyewitness Identification  

December 1, 2003

A pretrial identification procedure is considered too unreliable if it is "so impermissibly suggestive as to give rise to a very substantial likelihood of misidentification."

Standing is your best position for a long-range shot, but it also gives your adversary a big target.

Dialing Long Distance  

November 1, 2003

We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.

Cops and Civil Liability  

September 1, 2003

Not everything that causes evidence to be excluded will expose you to civil liability, and not everything that can get you sued will result in suppression of evidence.

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow  

August 1, 2003

Spend any amount of time on or near the firing line and your hearing will become damaged. And with the great variety of hearing protection devices available today, ranging from simple disposable foam plugs to active electronic muffs, you’re foolish if you don’t make the most of them.

The Afterlife  

July 1, 2003

There are many benefits to pursuing a career in law enforcement, one of them being you can retire at a relatively young age with a pension. But to continue paying the bills, there are retired law enforcement officers working in just about every field of human enterprise.

Countering Canine Attacks  

March 1, 2003

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

The Stuff of Life  

March 1, 2003

It may seem obvious to everyone but old-fashioned football coaches, drill sergeants, and police academy PT instructors, but people exerting themselves in the hot sun need water. You need water for your body to function normally, and therefore to do your job.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Hard Knocks  

January 1, 2003

Today's DT training is much more gritty, more physical, and closer to an approximation of what officers experience in a real street encounter. Unfortunately, it's also much more dangerous.

Special Report: Preventing Training Tragedies  

January 1, 2003

In this issue of POLICE magazine, we address one of the greatest pressing concerns of police executives and law enforcement: the growing number of serious accidents and even deaths in police training.

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