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Is Mass Murder on the Rise?  

August 17, 2012

Is Mass Murder on the Rise? "Yes," says Todd McGhee. "No," says Jack Levin. Each can defend his answer.

Lessons Learned From Aurora  

August 17, 2012

The Aurora incident drives home the need to train today's first responders in medical response and triage. In a mass shooting there will be many victims with traumatic injuries and there will be a need to prioritize victims and administer advanced first aid.

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The High Price of Fame  

August 17, 2012

The Columbine killers, the Virginia Tech murderer, and the Aurora shooting suspect have all become household names. And I believe that the desire for stardom is at least part of the motivation for these massacres.

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12 Really Cool New Police Products  

August 10, 2012

Here's a look at some products that really impressed or intrigued the POLICE staff in the last 12 months or so. Most are new. Some are just new to us.

Going Live with the POLICE Buyer's Guide  

August 9, 2012

In this year's POLICE Buyer's Guide, you can read about which agencies are buying the new patrol cars offered by Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford and what cars they are buying, tips for stretching your budget during these difficult economic times, and our editors' choice of the 12 coolest new law enforcement products.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Immigration Checks  

August 2, 2012

Under what circumstances is it permissible to inquire into a person's immigration status? The Supreme Court has addressed this question in several opinions, most recently in its 2012 decision reviewing Arizona's immigration statutes.

<p><span>Photo courtesy of James Kuzak Jr.</span></p>

Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Now Working to Return to Patrol  

July 25, 2012

Patrolman James Kuzak Jr. was shot and paralyzed from the waist down when he responded to a home invasion robbery. But he hasn't let his injuries keep him from working to regain the use of his legs and rejoin law enforcement.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Body Armor: Protecting Those Who Serve  

July 17, 2012

To date, only 60% of agencies require officers to don body armor on duty. In an effort to increase those numbers and ultimately save lives, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, which reimburses up to 50% of a vest's purchase price, now requires agencies receiving funds to have a written mandatory wear policy for uniformed patrol officers.

<p>Photo courtesy of Glendora (Calif.) P.D.</p>

Shots Fired: Glendora, California 05/15/2011  

July 16, 2012

The suspect spun counterclockwise to face Cpl. Chris Stabio. His face was contorted into a grimace and his lips seemed to mouth an unheard profanity. He raised his right arm toward Stabio. In his hand was a dark object. That the object was a firearm didn't become apparent until Stabio was about almost six feet inside the front door and it started spitting fire at him.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.</p>

Oral Board Preparation  

July 10, 2012

Dealing with oral boards is a fact of life. One of your main objectives is finding a way to distinguish yourself from the other candidates. Like everything else in law enforcement, preparation is the key to your success.

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