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How to Talk to Police Officers  

February 1, 2005

By Mark G. Stainbrook

Watch the leaders, or those in leadership positions, and you will learn much as a student of leadership. I try to key in on how supervisors address groups of officers and I always look to see how the officers respond.

Radio Control  

February 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

So, the next time that radio buzzes with an officer asking for help, resist the urge to pick it up and answer. Just head that way and get there.

Disarming the Cops  

February 1, 2005

By David Griffith

They’re at it again. The activists and advocates of the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International are trying to take away one of your most effective weapons: your Taser.

Princeton Tec Surge and Impulse Specialty Lights  

February 1, 2005

By Scott Smith

Today, a lot of police work involves specialization. In large departments nationwide we have harbor/shore patrol units, water rescue, high-country search and rescue teams, SWAT units, K-9 units, and the list goes on and on. That’s why many officers are looking beyond traditional patrol flashlights and at “specialty” lights designed for hikers, climbers, hunters, and divers.

Controlling Lawsuit Risks  

February 1, 2005

By Devallis Rutledge

Some law enforcement activities are more likely than others to generate citizen complaints, tort claims, and lawsuits (use of deadly or serious force, for example). But even routine detentions, searches, and arrests also present civil liability risks. What can you do to reduce the chances of becoming a defendant in a lawsuit?

No Hacksaws, No Dynamite, No Problem  

February 1, 2005

By Commander Gilmore

While police scampered around the countryside looking for their lost convicts, investigators at the scene were concluding that the "explosive" that blew out the iron bars of a window and collapsed the adjacent wall wasn't an explosive at all, but rather a corrosive agent: human urine.

Faceless Cop Killers  

February 1, 2005

By MIchael Andrew Lord VanBlaricum

Time after time, officers end up in dangerous situations where they perform simple tactical errors and take for granted that their lives are not endangered.

A Family Affair  

February 1, 2005

By Gina Gallo

Domestic violence in police families is hidden behind the Blue Wall of Silence, but experts say the only way to prevent this tragedy is to bring it into the open.

Police Domestic Violence  

February 1, 2005

By Gina Gallo

In our society, it's doctrine that education is the key to success. Police domestic violence activist Renae Griggs also believes that education is the key to helping officers learn ways to constructively cope with job-related stress.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Domestic Violence Calls  

January 1, 2005

By Gerald W. Garner

Veteran cops have always known that responding to a domestic altercation or assault is a high-risk assignment. The reasons for the danger are plentiful.

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