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Seizing Evidence in Plain View  

March 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

The Fourth Amendment governs three forms of activity: searches (intrusions into privacy), seizures of the person (detentions and arrests), and seizures of property. If these acts are not authorized by judicial warrant, they must come within one or more of the court-created exceptions for warrantless search and seizure (Katz v. U.S.). One of these exceptions is called “plain view.”

Distracted Driving  

March 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

The other day a friend of mine had a rear-ender on duty that was caused by his responding to his MDT (Mobile Distracting Terminal) or MDC (Moving Destruction Computer) or whatever they are called.

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest  

March 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

To Lead and Serve  

February 1, 2006

By Mark G. Stainbrook

"The Leader must himself believe that willing obedience beats forced obedience, and that he can get this only by really knowing what should be done." - Xenophon, 360 BC

The Power of Association  

February 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

The easiest and most common way associates are used in police investigations is to locate suspects. While this seems like routine information that everyone knows, only a few people put it into practice in each department.

Foreign Correspondence  

February 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Statistics from countries that have tried it reveal that gun control is no answer for violent crime.

The author (left) demonstrates his technique for blocking a knife swipe while also going on the attack. Note that the block technique guards the most vulnerable arteries on the inside of the wrist and arm against the knife attack.

Skin vs. Steel  

February 1, 2006

By Alfred Giusto

Go on the offensive to defend yourself in an edged-weapon attack.

Surefire Delta Folding Knife  

February 1, 2006

By Scott Smith

Great engineering, thoughtful design, and rugged construction make the Delta a high-quality duty knife.

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