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August 1, 2005

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Shots Fired: Long Beach, Mississippi 05/06/1998  

August 1, 2005

By Dean Scoville

Ron Redding needed a rest. The duties of a lieutenant and SWAT officer with the Gulfport (Miss.) Police Department had drained him.

Principal Decision Systems International TeleStaff Personnel Management Software  

August 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

Those of you who have done scheduling for a law enforcement agency know it’s a thankless job and one that opens you up to plenty of criticism. Scheduling is a labor-intensive juggling act and the results rarely please few if any employees.

Searching Third-Party Residences  

August 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

Most officers are aware of the general rule on entering a suspect's home to arrest him or to search for evidence. These actions must be supported by either valid consent or a recognized exigency.

All Wrapped Up  

August 1, 2005

By Commander Gilmore

A hapless crook sorta brought his own handcuffs—and manacles, ankle-irons, and hood, though he didn’t mean to. Officers responding to a report of a home-invasion robbery in Georgetown, Guyana, arrived looking for two scumbag suspects. But all they saw was a merry mob of neighborhood residents dancing around a utility pole.

Counter-Terrorism 101  

August 1, 2005

By Howard Linett

My northern Jerusalem neighborhood, and the area within a few minutes drive from my home, has been the site of more than 20 terrorist attacks. So I feel like I have earned a Ph.D. in attack tactics and techniques from Terrorist University. What I have learned I now share with you, the American law enforcement officer.

Portable Cover  

August 1, 2005

By Frank Leiter

In 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer took a .22-caliber rifle, pointed it at children and teachers on the playground of Cleveland Elementary School in San Carlos, Calif., and opened fire. She killed two people and wounded nine, then held off police for more than six hours. During that siege, a reporter conducting a phone interview asked her the motivation for the shooting. She replied, “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.”

Sudden In-Custody Death  

August 1, 2005

By Dr. Jeffrey Ho

It’s a 20-degree night in a major American city, freezing rain is spitting out of a black sky, and the wind chill factor is well below zero. Local police respond to a call for assistance from the manager of a fast-food restaurant. A young man is running around the restaurant’s parking lot naked, screaming nonsensical gibberish at the top of his lungs, and scaring the customers.

A Collision Course on Traffic Investigations  

August 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Like any other common task, accident investigations can become a bit routine for most patrol officers. Important details can be inadvertently missed as we try to finish up to get to the next call.

Counter-Terrorism 101: Ambush and Abduction  

August 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Although they don't receive nearly as much press as bombings, vehicular ambushes are quite common in Israel.

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