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Trauma scene cleanup is not only a dirty job; it’s also a hazardous one.

Picking Up the Pieces  

November 1, 2004

By Neil Weiss

The cleanup of the carnage left behind by a bloody crime or suicide requires more than a mop and some soapy water. Survivors of the victims are not only emotionally ill equipped to literally pick up the pieces of their loved ones, they lack the proper tools.

Increased anti-terror police presence during special events and homeland security alerts is reassuring to the public, but it drains resources at a time when many departments don’t have the money and manpower for even traditional police operations.

Slicing the Pie  

November 1, 2004

By Dean Scoville

The first phase of the Iraq War alone cost $79 billion and more than $100 billion may be spent on the reconstruction of Iraq. Back at home, American cities received only a relative pittance to fund their new homeland security duties, despite being deemed the front lines of response to terrorist attacks.

The Money Crunch: Brother, Can You Spare a Few Mil?  

November 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

When Oregon laid off 139 of its state troopers and 300 employees total in one day, the already spread thin department was left with few officers to police the state, while the crime labs that process evidence for all Oregon law enforcement agencies were all but shut down. And the agency is not alone in suffering budget woes.

Volunteers often help departments by taking on jobs such as collecting forensic evidence after officers clear a scene.

The Money Crunch: Staffing Shortage  

November 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

When times are tough, staffing takes the brunt of the cuts. That's true in business. That's true in law enforcement.

Officers with the Baltimore Inner Harbor Police Department received a donation of gloves from Gorgonz Performance Workwear.

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods  

November 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.

Five Minutes to Live  

November 1, 2004

By Dr. Lawrence Heiskell

Educating cops how to save themselves and others in dire medical emergencies when seconds count is the goal of a new interactive training program from the The Backup Training Corp.

Tough Decisions  

October 1, 2004

By Mark G. Stainbrook

What I didn't know at the time was that two of the task force officers had been notified of the crime before the local division.

Why I'm Voting for John Kerry  

October 1, 2004

By David Mason

John Kerry has committed to increasing the number of U.S. Special Forces operators. This single point will do more to achieve victory than all the hardware in our inventory.

Stop and Identify  

October 1, 2004

By Devallis Rutledge

During a temporary detention, does a person have a duty to identify himself or herself to the detaining officer? Can a person be arrested for refusing to do so? The answer to both questions is, "Sometimes."

Too Much Technology  

October 1, 2004

By Commander Gilmore

Ineffective security, useless gun play, and bad hair days.

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