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When Miranda Doesn't Matter  

July 2, 2013

Miranda warnings should not be given when they aren't legally necessary such as when information is urgently needed to protect the safety of officers or the public, or to rescue a victim.

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

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL  

June 26, 2013

The Streamlight Strion LED HL made its debut recently and features, among other things, upgraded LEDs over the previous generation that produce a blinding amount of light in a very compact package.

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Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007  

June 14, 2013

When Officer John Doogan and his partner arrived at the cottage house on Beveridge Street, all they knew was that it was a domestic call and that such calls took all shapes and forms. Neither officer knew just how out of control things had gotten before their arrival and how bad things were about to get.

<p>Photo courtesy of Joe Young.</p>

Va. Officer Saves Family from Armed Jealous Ex-Boyfriend  

June 7, 2013

Officer Joe Young protected a family from a man recently released from jail who threatened his ex-girlfriend because she had a new boyfriend. Young was forced to shoot the man, who took his own life.

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Forced Blood From Impaired Drivers  

June 7, 2013

The Supreme Court has made it more difficult for law enforcement officers to obtain the most probative evidence of impaired driving—a measure of the alcohol concentration in a sample of the suspect's blood.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/28402283@N07/3200436641/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Chuck Coker</a>/Flickr.</p>

Fourth Amendment Blues  

June 5, 2013

Essentially, because of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. And the public has no sympathy whatsoever for your precarious position.

<p>Photo by Amaury Murgado.</p>

15 Things to Make Your Life Easier on Patrol  

May 29, 2013

I have created a list of items that I've found useful over the years. I recommend you use it to start or perhaps update your own list. Then make sure you carry everything you've decided you need in your squad.

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

50 Years After Miranda  

May 21, 2013

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

<p>Photos courtesy of Her BlueWear and Tru-Spec.</p>

New Uniforms Boast Comfort, Technology, and Tradition  

May 16, 2013

Law enforcement agencies across the country value functional uniforms. As fabric and design technology improve, manufacturers are able to create a more diverse array of products that enhance efficiency on the job.

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Shots Fired: San Dimas, California 06/20/1989  

May 15, 2013

Belmontez raised the knife and charged at the officers with rapid steps. That the man had a wooden leg had already been made known to Brown. What he didn't expect was that the 250-pound man had long ago become accustomed to walking with it.

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