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Handling the Mentally Ill: There Are No Shortcuts for Officers  

March 1, 2000

One study has shown that 32 percent of the homeless, who populate our urban streets, are mentally ill and if you have homeless people in your community, you most certainly have those who are mentally ill among them.

Adventures in Law Enforcement 2000  

March 1, 2000

Whatever inspired you to become a police officer, when it comes to police work you know law enforcement has many faces.  Aside from the array of different specialties within your own department, each jurisdiction, county or state may put its own spin on these specialties.

Reducing Police Pursuit Liabilities  

February 1, 2000

It is not uncommon to hear or read a news broadcast reporting a critical injury or untimely death to an innocent bystander as a result of a police pursuit.  The innocent victim may have been struck by the fleeing suspect, but it is the police department that eventually comes under fire for allowing the pursuit to continue.

Get a Handle on Car-Cuffing Techniques  

February 1, 2000

As you are interviewing the operator you notice a handgun on the floor of the passenger side of the car.  Of course, any backup is light years away.

 

Tribute To An Inspiration  

February 1, 2000

As we stared at the sea of vehicles, the hair stood up on my arms and the back of my neck.  Memories of the previous three weeks were replaced by a sense of pride, duty and honor.  I wanted more than anything to be a part of what I saw, to belong among the people who were gathered to pay respect to a fallen officer.

Buyer's Guide Update Form  

January 1, 2000

POLICE Magazine is finalizing our annual Buyer's Guide (this year our 13th issue!) and we want to ensure we have all the correct information on your company so your buyers can reach you. This data will be used in our print as online buyer's guides.

Scott County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office  

January 1, 2000

With an area of 375 square miles, the county, located southeast of the central park of Minnesota, is 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis, making it part of the seven-county metropolitan area.  Though Scott County's population is 77,924, the racetrack, casino and the Renaissance Festival alone account for more than 5.3 million annual visitors.

School Safety Panel Message: Hike the Profile of Officers  

January 1, 2000

The Columbine High School incident last spring seared itself into the American consciousness and while everyone has probably grown tired of hearing about it, the fact remains that mass incidents of violence have continued both on and off campus since then.

Real Players Resist Urge to Armchair QB  

January 1, 2000

Police officers, like athletes, must perform in the "public eye" under tremendous stress and pressure.  The self-proclaimed experts then scrutinize the decisions made, or not made.  They sit back in their armchairs, not having to make split-second decisions.  Many have never played the game, yet they are quick to criticize.

Police Productivity: A State of Mind, An Approach to the Job  

January 1, 2000

 How many times in your career have you uttered the words, "It's dead out," or "There's nothin' goin' on," or any of a million similar phrases that basically say, "I'm bored?"

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