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While it looks like the sort of move you’d think typical of recreational ATV riders, this slide stop is one of the more advanced skills taught in SSI’s ATV Police Patrol Operations Course. From here, the officer can perform a tactical dismount, simultaneously drawing his sidearm and using his ATV as cover, keeping it between himself and a suspect.

ATV Training for Cops  

December 1, 2001

Given the increasing sophistication of today’s criminals and crime, it’s no surprise that today’s law enforcement agencies are fighting back by employing a staggering array of tools. This includes not only computerized hardware and software, but weapons (including less-than-lethal options, of course), training and vehicles, among other items.

Sgt. Roland Morin and his horse King Arthur stand near a downtown mural of a turn-of-the-century Dover police officer. The mounted unit is again an important part of Dover’s patrol division.

Dover (N.H.) Police Department  

November 1, 2001

By looking to its past, the Dover (N.H.) Police Department has successfully adapted to the challenges of policing today.

<p>The Impala proved to be agile and could haul itself to a stop from speed with aplomb.</p>

Chevy’s 'Ride And Drive’  

October 1, 2001

Chevy's "Ride and Drive" is an opportunity to introduce new technology (in this case, the new Impala police package) to writers and cops from around the country. I rubbed elbows with uniforms from many states and there were plenty of serious, squinty-eyed stares going on as the performance was duly noted in notebooks and on video.

The Intrepid's Back!  

October 1, 2001

Dare we all remember the 440 Magnum power plant in these days of fuel economy and miserly performance? At the risk of sounding like the dinosaur I am, I have to admit there is something satisfying about seeing the term "Magnum" associated with a police car again!

Police Vehicles  

February 1, 2001

For specialized units from SWAT to airborne patrol, today's police officers need more than just four wheels and a roof.

Squeak, Rattle, and Beep  

February 1, 2001

As any officer who has ever worked the midnight shift knows, sound travels and night. We all tend to laugh at suspects who give away their hidden positions by making some little noise, yet we are bigger culprits than they are when it comes to announcing our presence to the world.

Nassau County police officers prepare to cast off aboard their newest patrol boat.

Marine Bureau Fires Up Its Jets  

December 1, 2000

The coastline comprises a wide assortment of conditions, including open-ocean waters, often with high seas, shallows, winding and narrow inlets, bays, canals, harbors, wetlands and the Long Island Sound, each posing a different challenge for a police boat.

Harbor Units: Beat May Be Different, But Goals Are Same  

February 1, 1998

There are countless other agencies of different sizes, each tasked with making the waters of their jurisdictions safe for recreational boating and business use.

Road Warriers 1997  

March 1, 1997

Comparing the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Crown Victoria, chevrolet Lumina, and Ford's clean-air vehicles, consultants discuss the pros and cons of the 1997 police  vehicles.

Rail Accident Sites Offer Serious Safety Hazards  

June 1, 1996

On Sept. 28, 1989, a fire truck from the Catlett, Calif., Fire Department was struck by an Amtrak passenger train as the truck crossed a rural railroad right-of-way while responding to a vehicle fire. The truck was totally destroyed, and two firefighters aboard were killed.

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