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BlackHawk Products Group Night Ops Gladius Flashlight  

September 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Over the years in police products there have been fewer and fewer items that have a high “wow” factor. We see a lot of redesigns and improvements to many current products, but precious few innovations. But let me tell you, BlackHawk Product Group’s new Night-Ops Gladius flashlight is an innovation.

Investigative Traffic Stops  

September 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

Most traffic stops are routine. You see a moving or equipment violation, make the stop, and issue a citation or warning. Everything’s over in 10 minutes or so.

Hartford (Vt.) Police Department  

September 1, 2005

By Bryn Bailer

Slicing through the rolling hills and quiet villages of Vermont’s Upper Valley are the dual black-ribbon roadways of interstates 89 and 91. Stretching from the Canadian border into New Hampshire and Connecticut, respectively, the robust thoroughfares form the backbone for travel in western New England.

Death and Taxes  

September 1, 2005

By Jim Chenoweth

“We only have two things going for us,” said Deputy Marshal Eddie Dolan, calling in from Kodiak. “No one’s been shot so far and no hostages are involved. All the rest is bad news.”

Liability: Staying Off the Hook  

September 1, 2005

By David Griffith

A process server has dropped a summons and complaint notice in your hand. You’re being sued for something that the plaintiff claims you did on the job.

How to Write a Policy Manual  

September 1, 2005

By Michael McLaurin

Even if you’ve never been asked to produce a policies and procedures manual, you can well imagine what a huge undertaking it is. If you are planning to develop or even update your agency’s manual, the suggestions contained in this article should help you save time, produce a quality manual, and avoid some frustrations that can occur.

Speed Guns  

September 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

New technology in radar and lidar makes it even more difficult for drivers to beat speeding tickets. The best part is many of these innovations have reduced the number of court dates for cops because the resulting evidence is so ironclad.

Poisoning the Well  

September 1, 2005

By Shawn Hughes

Quick. Short of a nuclear detonation, think of the worst possible terrorist attack that you can imagine.

Occupational Hazards: Bloodborne Pathogens  

September 1, 2005

By Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, and Marilyn Watkins, MS

The bloodborne pathogens that you are most likely to come into contact with are the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This exposure can result in you becoming infected with one or more of these viruses. As such, it is important that you understand the medical implications of this serious occupational hazard.

Our Greatest Resource  

August 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Reader requests, forum comments, and other feedback from you often lead to news stories, editorials, and even full-fledged features and special reports.

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