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<p>Photo: Vincent Taroc</p>

Reasonable Force  

November 3, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

In the age of ubiquitous video and mushrooming oversight, how can you ensure that your use of force does not bring unwanted discredit upon you, your department, and the entire profession? The same as always: Know the law, and comply with it.

<p>Photo: TSSI</p>

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag  

October 30, 2015

By A.J. George

TSSI has joined the bail-out bag army with its Active Response bag. The main features of any rapid response bag are here for sure, with the addition of a couple of very smart improvements over the traditional nylon pack.

<p>You need to make sure the crime scene is secure and that people stay away so no one will be injured if the device inside explodes.</p>

Grenade Left Behind After a Burglary  

October 28, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

In every call for service, you should think things through before you begin your response. Each call can be broken down into three phases: pre-response, response, and post-response.

A War of Words  

October 22, 2015

By David Griffith

In the last 13 months, there have been some horrific murders of police officers that appear to have been at least spurred by the animosity toward police that flashed up after Ferguson and the Eric Garner incident in New York City.

<p>Brownells CEO Pete Brownell, Sgt. Adam Olson, Sgt. Chris Shine, Officer Cody Jacobsen, and Col. Oliver North at the NRA Officer of the Year award event.</p>

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013  

October 19, 2015

By David Griffith

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

<p>The murder weapon was found under this abandoned truck body.</p>

Case Study: A Body in New Brunswick  

October 16, 2015

By Kate Flora

It would take seven more years, two first-degree murder trials, two guilty verdicts, and a multitude of appeals before David Tanasichuk was finally convicted of killing his wife. But the tireless efforts of all involved in the investigation eventually led to justice for the victim.

Two-Officer Cars: The Buddy System  

October 16, 2015

By David Griffith

Two-officer units may cost a city more, but they provide many benefits that can save the lives of officers. 

<p>Photo: Josh Denmark</p>

Cross-border Tunnels: What Lies Beneath  

October 8, 2015

By Jason McCammack

The Nogales Tunnel Task Force, headed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, was established in 2011 and is made up of personnel from CBP, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and state and local agencies.

Flight and the Fourth Amendment  

October 7, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Sometimes, people run when they see you coming. May you chase them? If you do, does that amount to a "show of authority" constituting a detention, requiring reasonable suspicion?

Missing Elderly Man with Dementia  

September 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You get a call about a missing elderly white male who left his residence somewhere between 21:00 and 04:00 while his caregiver was sleeping. The gentleman is 74 years old and expected to be walking in dress clothes. He has a habit of wandering off.

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