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Here's the Story on Cop-Media Relations  

May 1, 1998

We cops can be masters of circumlocution: If we can't dazzle them with brilliance- we'll baffle 'em with "b.s." Sometimes it seems that we can be notoriously inventive in just about everything, short of public relations. However, in doing so are we doing ourselves a disservice?

Time and a Half of What?  

April 1, 1998

Most police officers and police employers know that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires overtime pay at "time and one-half' for FLSA overtime hours worked. Less well known, however, are some of the FLSA rules governing how time and a half must be calculated. This has sometimes resulted in arithmetic mistakes which have deprived officers of wages to which they are entitled under the law.

Above and Beyond  

February 1, 1998

As one of the first operators, I can say that driving a Volvo 240 DL as a cruiser present­ed a very unique experience, which in­cluded the looks of amazement and dis­belief from motorists.

Harbor Units: Beat May Be Different, But Goals Are Same  

February 1, 1998

There are countless other agencies of different sizes, each tasked with making the waters of their jurisdictions safe for recreational boating and business use.

Cutting Edge: Cruising the Exhibits at the "Chief's Show"  

January 1, 1998

Many of the nearly 700 vendors exhibiting their wares at the International Association of Chiefs of Police's 104th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, this past October, anticipated a profitable outcome as a result of the "Chief's Show."

IACP Conference Message: Work Together Against Crime  

January 1, 1998

In speeches, workshops, interviews, casual conversations and overheard comments, the message was universal: law enforcement faces a tough road ahead but through interdependence and solid working relationships among the cops of the world, along with the help of technology, the good guys will win.

Investigating Death  

May 1, 1997

Few situations faced by the front-line law enforcement officer will challenge his or her talents as an observer, investigator and collector of information and evidence like the death scene. His or her skills as a writer and reporter of facts will likewise be tested to the max on such a vital assignment.

LAPD Faces Urban Warfare In North Hollywood Bank Shoot-Out  

April 1, 1997

Imagine yourself working uniformed patrol at 9:15 a.m. on a warm sunny day and you suddenly find yourself in Beirut, Bosnia, or back in the Mekong Delta. You go from thinking about where you'll stop for the next cup of coffee, to having your black-and-white shot up with full automatic AK-47 rounds.

Starting A Police K-9 Unit  

February 1, 1997

Matching up an officer with a dog is just the first step in starting a successful K-9 team. Determine your current needs first. Why do you need to have a trained police service dog (PSD)?

The Smell of Fear  

January 1, 1997

Sandra Antor was not look for fame when she set out on a 745- mile journey from her hometown of Miami to visit friends in January 1996. But the 26-year-old nursing student's hesitance to pull over promptly for a South Carolina patrolman who was pursuing her in an unmarked car landed her and the officer in the national news. The situation raised new question about the public's perception of police.

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