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<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Searching “Fleeting Targets”  

November 11, 2013

A fleeting targets search may be made at any time and any place where you have lawful access and PC.

Airsoft Tragedy in Sonoma County  

November 4, 2013

What might have happened if the subject had been a gang member, the AK had been real, and the deputy hadn’t taken action?

<p>Photo courtesy of Fechheimer.</p>

Police Product Test: Fechheimer-Vertx ColdBlack Polo and Phantom LT Pants  

October 24, 2013

Vertx's mission is to produce "functionally advanced clothing for the operational athlete." For this review Vertx sent me a few pairs of Phantom LT pants and one ColdBlack polo shirt.

<p>Photo courtsey of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009  

October 18, 2013

At the sound of Barksdale's commands, Kalahar spun the shotgun toward him and leveled it. As the man flinched, Barksdale's finger squeezed the trigger of his gun—repeatedly.

<p>Photo courtesy of Zuma Press.</p>

Beware the Lone Wolf  

October 17, 2013

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

<p>Photo courtesy of the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office.</p>

Quicker Response to Active Shooters  

October 16, 2013

Despite its traditional mission, I always thought our motor unit could assume a more tactical posture and play less of a support role, especially when responding to school shootings. Since motors are such a specialized unit, it is easier to pull them off of their primary missions and redirect them whenever necessary.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

The Detroit Blues  

October 10, 2013

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/vastateparksstaff/7211234600/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Vastateparksstaff</a>/Flickr.</p>

Drawing First Blood  

October 9, 2013

Reporters rarely get all the facts right because the facts are hazy by the time their first stories are posted on the Web, broadcast, or inked onto paper. That haziness doesn't clear until the official investigation is complete. By then the reporters have created a "truth" that persists in the public consciousness.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

What's Really Going On With Crime Rates  

October 9, 2013

For all its censuring of personnel for on-duty trysts and off-duty DUIs, the profession pays curiously little attention to an ongoing transgression perpetrated within it: stat fudging. Misreporting statistics about crime is not a new phenomenon.

<p>Photo courtesy of Saltus Technologies.</p>

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier  

September 27, 2013

Few advancements in law enforcement technology have had more impact nationwide than electronic citation. The technology has been on line a little more than a decade, and e-citation systems are now in use by federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. And they all sing its praises.

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