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<p>Photo courtesy of Douglas Cropper.</p>

Trooper Stops Wrong-Way Driver with Cruiser  

November 27, 2012

Maine State Trooper Douglas Cropper got a call that an elderly man was driving the wrong way down I-295 in Portland and was headed in his direction. The trooper was prepared to ram the vehicle, but was able to stop it by edging the nose of his patrol car onto the highway, forcing the driver to crash into him.

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

How to Approach Traffic Stops  

November 26, 2012

Experience teaches that there is nothing routine about what we do once we hit the streets. Traffic stops are no exception. A traffic stop generally has two threat levels; you are either at risk or at high risk.

<p>Photo: Jeff Goldberg</p>

New York's Mobile Trauma Unit  

November 21, 2012

Since its inception, the New York-based Mobile Trauma Unit (MTU) has provided critical medical support to law enforcement officers during national security events, high-risk enforcement operations, and training exercises.

<p>Photo: Boynton Beach PD</p>

Shots Fired: Boynton Beach, Florida 06/12/2012  

November 20, 2012

Reynolds saw the muzzle flashes from Wallace's .45 and darted to his left, sprinting across the blacktop and onto a gravel road. Bullets ricocheted off the ground at his feet. He ran for the cover of a telephone pole and returned fire, laying down six rounds of suppression fire. Munro opened fire, too. Wallace shot back.

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

Police Product Test: G Squared Consulting Falcon Gloves  

November 19, 2012

G Squared's new Falcon gloves are a great choice for anyone needing a durable, all-purpose patrol glove with the added bonus of touch screen connectivity.

<p>Photo: Nike</p>

Police Product Test: Nike Special Field Boots  

November 19, 2012

A team of officers at the Chicago Police Department wore the new Nike SFBs during 12-hour shifts of crowd control duty last summer and scored them on comfort, features, durability, what law enforcement assignments they would be good for, and value.

<p>Photo: Yuda Chen</p>

10 Things Officers Want to Tell Dispatchers  

November 7, 2012

Previously, POLICE Magazine shared some things that dispatchers always wanted officers to know. This time, the shoe is on the other foot, and we allow field units to give dispatchers some advice.

<p>Photo: Vince Taroc</p>

Expanded Definition of "Search"  

November 5, 2012

When the government, in an attempt to get information, "trespasses" on any of the items specifically listed in the Fourth Amendment ("persons, houses, papers and effects"), this constitutes a "search," whether or not there is any infringement of a suspect's legitimate expectation of privacy.

<p><span>Screenshot via KPRC.</span></p>

Do You Have a Personal Life?  

November 2, 2012

Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?

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

One Stance, Three Uses  

October 24, 2012

As street cops we can break down three major areas in which we use some type of stance: field interviewing, fighting (obtaining control), and shooting. Many police academies and law enforcement agencies have a variation for each of the three areas described. My question is why?

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