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Extracting Suspects from Commercial Aircraft Safely  

January 1, 2000

The extraction of unruly or even dangerous criminals from crowded, commercial airliners is not an everyday occurrence for an airport officer, although it happens all too frequently.

The Chair: Use It to Get a Leg Up on Violent Subjects  

January 1, 2000

Criminals beware: You have a piece of Chippendale in your arsenal.  How a common household item can be used in a pinch to gain control of a noncompliant subject.

Police and Probation Officers Create Effective Partnerships  

December 1, 1999

Most police officers have experienced a sense of frustration working within a judicial system that often protects the guilty along with the innocent. And, in many cases, those convicted of crimes or awaiting trail, have more rights than a civilian who has never committed a crime.

Understanding Domestic Violence  

October 1, 1999

For police officers, handling domestic violence calls can be one of the most frustrating areas of law enforcement work. This frustration is not because cops don't know what to do; they do indeed know the WHAT of handling domestic violence cases.  Officers need, therefore, a better grip on their understanding of the WHY of domestic violence incidents.

Remembering the Fallen  

July 1, 1999

Approximately 15,000 survivors, officers and friends attended National Police Week events in the nation's capital during mid-May. Held primarily at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the week-long tribute to the nearly 15,000 peace officers killed in the line of duty since 1974.

COVER PHOTO: TERRI CAVOLI (© 1999)

Protecting the Innocent  

February 1, 1999

Nothing in recent history has compelled such emotional debate and constitutional controversy as the so-called Megan's Law. These laws require registration and community notification when a convicted sex offender moves into a neighborhood. Designed to protect children from manipulative and violent sex offenders, these laws have become involved in a controversy concerning possible constitutional rights violations.

That's a Hero; That's a Cop  

January 1, 1999

Despite being hit by what doctors would later call three fatal shots, Thompson did not surrender. He approached the cab, weapon now drawn, and fired six rounds at the suspect, who had climbed into the back seat of the cab and was trying to escape out the opposite side door.

Dogs of War  

December 1, 1998

As police service dog use continues in full swing, a body of special legal knowledge is beginning to develop.

It’s Your Duty to Expect the Unexpected  

December 1, 1998

On-duty safety issues continue to be an important part of every police officer's street survival training.  A certain physical and mental preparedness is a necessary component for a favorable outcome when we have a violent encounter.

To Serve and Protect?  

December 1, 1998

"To Serve and Protect," is a phrase made famous by the Los Angeles Police De­partment and adopted, in various forms, by law enforcement agencies across the United States.

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