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Do You Swear?  

January 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

Brushing up on courtroom testimony.

Leadership on a (Time) Budget  

January 1, 2006

By Mark G. Stainbrook

"Time is neutral, but it can be made the ally of those who will seize it and use it to the full." — Sir Winston Churchill

Mission Statement  

January 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Anyone who has ever sat in the editor’s chair of a magazine will tell you that a magazine is a living organism.

By the Numbers  

January 1, 2006

By Kimberly M. Thompson

The police in my area made national news when a local dog owner and repeat offender of the leash law tricked them into issuing a citation for a $50 fine to his dog. The dog owner made a mockery of the situation by requesting a hearing on behalf of the dog, and reporters found that very amusing.

Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff's Dep. Jennifer Fulford came to the aid of two children inside a vehicle in a garage between her and two armed home invaders.

Shots Fired: Pine Hills, Florida 05/05/2004  

January 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Fulford had a lot on her mind on May 5, 2004. Having just paid for her wedding dress, the logistics of her nuptials were weighing on the 31-year-old deputy as she began her patrol. There was still so much to do, and time was a precious commodity.

The Push/Pull Drill  

January 1, 2006

By Michael T. Rayburn

You are trying to take a DUI suspect into custody when he turns suddenly and makes a grab for your gun. The fight is now on. Unfortunately for this bad guy, you have practiced your weapon-retention skills and you regain control of your sidearm.

Pelican's M6 2390 is a 3-watt Luxeon LED light that produces 61 Lumens. It offers a run time of more than 4.5 hours when constantly on.

Pelican Products M6 Flashlight Series  

January 1, 2006

By Scott Smith

If you need a small, but powerful flashlight, check out these hard-use beauties.

Davis Rules  

January 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

In a fairly common scenario, you obtain a valid Miranda waiver from a suspect in custody and begin interrogation. Part-way through your questioning, the suspect begins to feel uneasy about going forward and says something about remaining silent or talking to a lawyer.

Boise (Idaho) Police Department  

January 1, 2006

By Bryn Bailer

Clearly, the city needed to pay more attention to recreation on and around the river. In response, over the span of several years, Boise PD added four more full-time bike officers as well as eight school resource officers.

Resolutions for Cops  

January 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

Ah, the first month of the new year. It’s a month of parties, football, snow or snowbirds (depending on where you live), and just generally good feelings. Then the winter wears on. Football ends for nearly everybody’s team; ice appears on the roadways at the worst time (who hasn’t had the thrill of that tactical 360-degree spin en route to a call); and all those resolutions you made suddenly become ancient history.

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