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Adventures in Law Enforcement  

March 1, 1999

It's no secret that law enforcement is a multi-faceted profession. From small departments, where officers must wear many hats, to the specialists of giant metropolitan agencies, the job offers ample opportunity to sharpen wits- over and over- on a variety of levels.

Yellowstone's Law Enforcement Park Rangers  

December 1, 1998

An average of 80 to 90 law enforcement rangers are employed at Yellowstone during the summer, while wintertime employment averages about 60 to 70 rangers. Most positions are seasonal and com­petition for permanent positions is fierce. Most rangers have a four-year degree.

INTERPOL  

September 1, 1998

Within the past few years INTERPOL has worked to demystify this highly specialized and elite organization. Muth, of the Maryland State Police, is currently serving a two ­year term as assistant chief, in charge of the State Liaison Division to INTERPOL-U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB) in Washington, D.C.

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud  

June 1, 1998

Florida has taken a leading role in combating insurance fraud and is only one of 14 states to devote a specific agency to dealing with this problem. The Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), originally formed in 1976, investigates all types of insurance fraud and related crimes, as well as criminal violations of the Florida Insurance Code.

Running on Reserve  

October 1, 1996

Regardless of a police agency's size, a quality reserve and volunteer organization can be vital to the protection of the community, the public's perception of law enforcement and the effectiveness of crime prevention programs.

Agencies Struggle to Attract Reserve Officers  

October 1, 1996

Regardless of a police agency's size, a quality reserve and volunteer organization can be vital to the protection of the community, the public's perception of Jaw enforcement and the effectiveness of crime prevention programs.

Prevent Confrontations Using Mind Over Muscle  

August 1, 1996

While police recruits and offi­cers spend many hours of training learning physical methods of arrest, little (if any) time is spent discussing how an officer's actions may affect a subject's behav­ior and thought processes. Aware­ness of officer/sub­ject reaction can be thought of as "tactical psycholo­gy." and it is a valuable tool to include in your overall officer safety profile.

Rookie's Cool Thinking Quells a Deadly Encounter  

June 1, 1996

The bar I now wear on my uniform serves as a daily reminder of how close I came to ending someone's life. My training taught me how to be an effective police officer.

A Life-Threatening Meeting With Some Old "Friends"  

April 1, 1996

It was May 2, 1995, and my first night work­ing the graveyard shift with the Harvey (III.) Police Department. Harvey is a large suburb about 10 miles south of Chicago. I had already responded to several calls, including a high speed pursuit that started in Chicago with the Illinois State Police chasing a stolen vehicle. Nothing could have prepared me for my next call.

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