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IACP 2004: Best of Show  

December 1, 2004

By David Griffith

Almost every chief at the show was looking for ways to stretch budgets without compromising public or officer safety and maintaining officer morale and pride.

How to Run a Reserve Program  

December 1, 2004

By Scott Fielden

The number of reserve officers is increasing throughout the country as more law enforcement organizations utilize this cost-effective means to add manpower. As with any organization, a reserve unit is only as good as the people on its roster, and this all begins with recruitment.

Rethinking Reaction Time  

December 1, 2004

By Charles Remsberg

When you survive an armed threat, you're certain not to remember much of what happened because of the intense stress and trauma of having your life on the line. And what you do remember may be distressingly puzzling.

Timing is Everything  

December 1, 2004

By Devallis Rutledge

The court has now ruled that the timing and other circumstances of an interrogation may undermine the effectiveness of the warning; if the warning is not "effective," the statement is still not admissible, even if the suspect waived and confessed.

Bulletproof Potion Fails Test Trials...Tragedy Ensues  

December 1, 2004

By Commander Gilmore

Not-so-bulletproof potions, illiterate crooks, and family drug squabbles.

"Why, Oh Why?"  

December 1, 2004

By Mark G. Stainbrook

As leaders we dread the word. You make a decision, you issue an order, you write a policy, and then someone inevitably approaches you with that one-word question.

The Money Crunch: How to Apply for Grants  

November 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

While the amount of federal and state grant money available to law enforcement is not as plentiful as it was in the past, funding still exists. It’s a matter of finding the right grants for your agency and being a bit lucky.

Managing Conflict: Bridging the Gap  

November 1, 2004

By Mark G. Stainbrook

Police officers deal with conflicts every day--not just with suspects or the public, but between fellow officers.

Two Sides of the Coin  

November 1, 2004

By David Griffith

There's an old chestnut that says the Chinese word for "crisis" is the same as the Chinese word opportunity.

Train to Win Quickly  

November 1, 2004

By Greg Meyer

Most police confrontations do not make for pleasant dinnertime viewing, regardless of what tactics are used and regardless of whether the force is justified.

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