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The Right to Bear Arms  

July 1, 2002

By Joseph P. DeBergalis

As I boarded a flight home from meeting with members of Congress, security was tight and new alerts were announced. I considered again that despite 15 years on the job and being in the virtual ground zero for new terrorist threats, I was unarmed, unable to respond to a threat because out-of-town officers are not trusted to carry guns in the nation's capital.

Have Gun--Will Travel  

June 1, 2002

By Marilyn Stone

Today's law enforcement personnel have many choices beyond leather, and much more to carry than just a pistol.

Electrical Storm: Taser  

June 1, 2002

By David Griffith

The week before Christmas tragedy befell 27-year-old Marvin Hendrix of Hamilton, Ohio. That morning he was at his girlfriend’s residence when he started vomiting blood. She called 911 and paramedics arrived to find Hendrix combative and violent. They summoned the police.

LDV builds each vehicle, like this command center, to meet the specs of its clients.

TREXPO West Showstoppers  

May 1, 2002

By POLICE Staff

There were some pretty cool products at TREXPO West. And not just for SWAT officers, either. Every department could use updated training equipment and vehicles. If your agency doesn't already have these items, add them to that wish list you keep at your desk.

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?

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.

Range Day  

March 1, 2002

By Byron Lee

Detective gave his professional assessment. "We're gonna have to shoot it. It'll take at least 31 rounds of 9mm, and 22 rounds of .45 auto."

Capt. Larkin Fourkiller deploys a bean bag shotgun as Officer Wilbur Lewis provides lethal cover.

Less-Lethal: Bean-Bag Rounds  

March 1, 2002

By Larkin Fourkiller

Whether it's special operations, riot control, or a first-responder mission, less-lethal force options have played a vital role in securing a safer environment for conducting high-risk police operations.

The proper index point must be established by acquiring the proper shooting grip and determining where your middle finger engages the grip/trigger guard junction.

The Quick and Accurate Draw  

February 1, 2002

By Dave Spaulding

The ultimate goal of any defensive pistol-training program is to stop a life-threatening attack against you or another innocent party. You have to know how to shoot consistently and accurately to save lives.

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