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M26 TASER: Hand-Held Lightning?  

September 1, 2001

TASER is once again a "hot topic" in resistance control circles. The newest version of this 35-year-old technology is the M26 Advanced TASER and it offers a number of improvements over earlier devices.

Preventing School Weapons Assaults  

May 1, 2001

While our children are safer in school than they are in many other settings, they are often far less safe than they should, and could, be.

Texas Breakout  

March 1, 2001

The suspect's actions, tactics used, and weapon information is something every SWAT or patrol officer needs to be aware of.

On the Suspect's Turf at Work  

March 1, 2001

The post-Christmas workplace shooting that left seven employees dead in Wakefield, Massachusetts should serve as yet another reminder about responding to high-risk scenes.

Squeak, Rattle, and Beep  

February 1, 2001

As any officer who has ever worked the midnight shift knows, sound travels and night. We all tend to laugh at suspects who give away their hidden positions by making some little noise, yet we are bigger culprits than they are when it comes to announcing our presence to the world.

What to Do If You Are Taken Hostage  

January 1, 2001

In this day and age, hostage incidents have become almost commonplace. Hostage-takers and criminals in general view us as "symbols" of an institution (criminal justice system) or a way of life that they despise.

Using Persuasion Tactics to Handle Conflict  

January 1, 2001

Facing conflict and confrontation is inevitable for anyone in law enforcement.  The challenge is to take an angry or uncooperative person and have him or her voluntarily cooperate with you.

Save Your Hide  

December 1, 2000

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the world. Most cases can be cured, but the disease is now a major health problem. Law enforcement personnel in the field, especially those in high-risk areas of the United States, are at risk for developing what can be a fatal form of cancer.

NYPD-Lite  

December 1, 2000

It was Nov. 1, 1955: my first tour of duty as a policeman. I had been assigned to the 15th Precinct, in midtown Manhattan, to kick off Operation Cross-town, a scheme devised to expedite the flow of vehicular traffic through one of the busiest sections of the city.

You’re on vacation. You want to relax. But can you ever really afford to drop your guard? The key lies in preparation.

Survive Your Vacation  

December 1, 2000

While you may be tempted to think you are "getting away from it all," an experience I had this summer while floating the Yukon River forced me to re-evaluate the steps I undertook to prepare for such journeys.

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