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Range Day  

March 1, 2002

Detective gave his professional assessment. "We're gonna have to shoot it. It'll take at least 31 rounds of 9mm, and 22 rounds of .45 auto."

Flashlights: Blinded by the Light  

March 1, 2002

All of these offerings can effectively blind a potential threat, even in the daylight. This tactic can give you valuable seconds to evaluate your circumstances, and to act on the subject if necessary before he regains his sight. Flashlights are more than convenient sources of light; they can be used as life-saving tools.

Tactical Response  

March 1, 2002

Emergency situations, from active-shooters to serving high-risk warrants, demand solid functionality. Mix in a heavy dose of innovative design and engineering based upon real-world needs, and you can end up with a piece of equipment that won't fail you when you need it most.

Reaction Time  

March 1, 2002

Things are getting more dangerous out there. Whether you are functioning as a member of a SWAT Team or conducting routine patrol duties, you are responding to more and more calls with firearms drawn.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell who the bad guys are  

February 2, 2002

Just Give Me A Hundred Good Cops, And a ton of ammunition... That's what I was thinkin' when I reviewed the situation in Lagos, Nigeria.

A Capital Success Story  

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Lasers: In the Legal Crosshairs  

February 1, 2002

The implication was clear: if laser would display target speeds for a stationary wall, what other errors were possible?

 

Doing the Right Thing  

February 1, 2002

Regardless of the consequences, regardless of how uncomfortable things get, I believe in gritting my teeth, saying what needs to be said and standing firm for the fallout. It's always better to deal with facts than with smoke and mirrors.

Report Writing Battle Tactics  

January 1, 2002

When you write a police report, cover all the bases ... including your own butt. When you're called into court by some punk you arrested, you'll be glad you took the time to dot all your I's and cross all your T's.

The Well Dressed Cop  

January 1, 2002

Today's police uniforms run the gamut from comfortable fleece to all-business pathogen-repelling outerwear fabrics. Where does your department fit in and how does your uniform reflect societal trends?

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