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Think Before You Run  

July 1, 2004

By Gary T. Klugiewicz and James G. Smith

Running after a suspect can place you in a situation where you can be easily attacked, injured by accident, or even have a heart attack.

Incident to Arrest  

July 1, 2004

By Devallis Rutledge

A new Supreme Court ruling expands officers’ vehicle search capabilities.

We Are What We Laugh About  

July 1, 2004

By John MacKenzie

Don’t give up on humor just because others don’t “get it.”

Walking the Line  

June 1, 2004

By Mark G. Stainbrook

As a supervisor, get to know your people, support them and provide the guidance to ensure they are making the right decisions. When you are successful, anonymity is often your reward, while failure brings the press scandal that brings down careers and departments.

Open Season  

June 1, 2004

By David Griffith

Cops are dying in California, and prosecutors are coddling their accused killers.

Courtroom Conduct  

June 1, 2004

By Devallis Rutledge

After all you've gone through to make the collar and get the case prosecuted, the last thing you need is to cause a mistrial because of some miscue around the courthouse when your arrestee is on trial.

Nice Try, But Not Good Enough  

June 1, 2004

By Commander Gilmore

Transported signs, disappearing phones, and possessed appliances.

Present the least vulnerable target. If you are under fire, you find cover. The same principle applies here. If you are physically attacked, you move, you angle, you put something between you and the attack (in this case, most likely your arms).

Surviving Knife Attacks  

June 1, 2004

By Ernest Emerson

As a police officer you often find yourself in a position where knife attacks are most likely to occur: within arm’s reach of an unknown individual with unknown intent. It’s a worst-case scenario, but it can happen at any time. Click here to view these knife techniques in streaming video.

How to Police the Homeless  

June 1, 2004

By Charles Gary

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the country are many times handcuffed by the complexities of dealing with a transient—and often mentally ill—population. Fortunately, new ideas—as well as a few reliable old ones—are available to help.

Your Leadership Toolbox  

May 1, 2004

By Mark G. Stainbrook

As a student of leadership, throughout your police career you will be expanding on your education, training, and experience, and building a "leadership toolbox."

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