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Own the Night  

May 1, 2002

By Dave Douglas

Most commercial burglaries take place at night, and the darkness works in the favor of the burglars. Maybe it’s time for us to take back the night with night vision equipment.

TREXPO: Business as Usual  

May 1, 2002

By David Griffith

When the doors opened March 18 on TREXPO West 2002 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center a number of questions were answered. Tops on the list was how would the horrific events of Sept. 11 affect the nation’s premier show for tactical law enforcement officers?

Tags: TREXPO, 9/11

Breaking and Entering  

May 1, 2002

By Eugene Ramirez

As the number of tactical teams across the nation has increased for the past several years, the number of lawsuits being brought against tactical teams has also risen dramatically.

Give Something Back  

May 1, 2002

By William Harvey

When teaching Field Training Officer (FTO) certification or Instructor Training programs, I challenge each of the prospective trainers to give something back. But that's their job. The question is, have we all been giving back like we should?

Centers of Higher Learning  

April 1, 2002

By Dave Douglas

Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.

Wireless Communication  

April 1, 2002

By Melanie Basich

Every day there seems to be a new invention or upgrade in the area of wireless communications for law enforcement.

Teamwork  

March 1, 2002

By Frank Borelli

When a terrorist attack really happens, these men need to know how to work together, or people will get killed. This is not a game.

Reaction Time  

March 1, 2002

By Gary Klugiewicz

Things are getting more dangerous out there. Whether you are functioning as a member of a SWAT Team or conducting routine patrol duties, you are responding to more and more calls with firearms drawn.

Repercussions  

March 1, 2002

By David Griffith

On a muggy summer night in Georgia, it feels like you can reach out and squeeze water out of the air. Such were the conditions on July 23, 1999, when officer Jorge Mestre of the Cobb County Police Department was dispatched to a house in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, Ga.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell who the bad guys are  

February 2, 2002

By Commander Gilmore

Just Give Me A Hundred Good Cops, And a ton of ammunition... That's what I was thinkin' when I reviewed the situation in Lagos, Nigeria.

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