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Vote None of the Above

December 1, 2007

All sheriffs and district attorneys are not corrupt. There are many really good ones and a few great ones. But the concept of electing people to serve in these powerful posts is rife with the potential for abuse of power, cronyism, corruption, and pandering.

Critical Incident Intel

December 1, 2007

Fortunately, a company called GEOCommand has created a software program that can supply you with vital information on key buildings in your jurisdiction, including floorplans and the presence of wicked little surprises like hazardous materials.

Popular Impact Munitions

December 1, 2007

From sock rounds to foam baton projectiles, from OC to washable paint payloads, there's an impact projectile for a variety of situations.

Bad Cop: Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona

November 4, 2007
Some of you may have had some sympathy for Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Michael S. Carona who was hauled into federal court last week, literally in chains. Well, handcuffs anyway.

What Gear Do I Need?

November 1, 2007

To help give you some insight into what you'll actually need on the street, the editors of POLICE Magazine contacted a number of veteran officers and asked them to give you some advice. Here's what they had to say.

What's It Really Like on the Street?

November 1, 2007

Young med students wonder if they will kill a patient. New West Point grads wonder if they have what it takes to lead soldiers into battle. And cops straight out of the academy wonder if they are tough enough and wise enough to maintain the peace.

Your Law Enforcement Career by the Numbers

November 1, 2007

The editors of POLICE Magazine conducted a survey of more than 5,000 police officers to find out what you might expect from agencies across the country.The results should help answer some questions about your new career in law enforcement.

Next Generation

November 1, 2007

When it comes to night vision gear, just about all roads lead through ITT. But a new technology from Xenonics Holdings offers a less-expensive, more durable alternative for some applications.

Rugged and Ready

November 1, 2007

Just know this: The ruggedized computer market is booming. Everyone from soldiers and Marines operating in the Sandbox to construction supervisors building your local strip mall are using these things. That means that a ton of companies are getting into this market and offering a variety of different models, and it will pay to shop around.

Death Race

November 1, 2007

There's probably no more frightening sound in the world than the voice of someone who is truly broken. They speak in halting patterns. Every word that they utter comes from a deep well of sorrow. As cops, you spend a lot of time with broken people, including husbands whose soul mates have died in tragic accidents.

Have We Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11?

October 1, 2007

Baaah! Baaah! That's the sound of me once again becoming a sheep. I thought I had shed my wool back around 7:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 11, 2001, when I watched a second airliner slam into the World Trade Center.

More Than Semi-Tough

October 1, 2007

There are reasons why Panasonic is the world's leader in the production and sale of ruggedized notebooks for law enforcement, the military, and business. One, Panasonic is a huge company with lots of resources for research and development. Two, the company has a strong reputation for quality and ergonomic design. And three, Panasonic just makes excellent products.

TREXPO East 2007: Best of Show

October 1, 2007

In the past six years, I've attended 12 TREXPO conferences. Each time the exposition floor at the conference has had a unique character. There was some kind of trend that you could see in the products showcased up and down the aisles. TREXPO East 2007 is no exception. This year the trend was tactical vehicles.

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other

October 1, 2007

The conference portion of the 2007 TREXPO East offered a little bit of something for every attendee. Once primarily SWAT oriented, the TREXPO conference now includes classes of interest to tactical medics, SWAT operators, patrol officers, and gang officers.

'Genius' Arrested at Boston Airport Wearing Fake Bomb 'Art'

September 21, 2007
Massachusetts State Police arrested a 19-year-old MIT student earlier this morning and charged her with disturbing the peace and possessing a hoax device. Here's what Star Simpson reportedly decided was an artistic masterpiece that she had to share with the world.

Propaganda and Protests

September 1, 2007

You received an invitation last month. I was supposed to forward it on to you. But I took the liberty of deciding that it wasn't the kind of party that you would have enjoyed attending.

Deadly Pets Dine on Dumbass Dangerous Animal Collector

August 28, 2007
Here’s the deal. It seems that the friendly neighborhood Polizei were recently summoned to an apartment in Dortmund. They were summoned by the call that many cops worldwide have come to dread: “Neighbors report foul smell.”

TREXPO East Day Two—Siddle Wows Crowd with "Warrior Science"

August 24, 2007
Siddle said it was critical for police trainers to take a more holistic approach to combat training. “We need to look at all of the intangibles of human response and bring them together in our training.” He also argued for combining fitness, use-of-force training, close-quarter combat training, and defensive tactics training into one discipline that is based on research into the physiological reaction of warriors to combat. “We need to avoid the flavor of the month,” he added. “The flavor of the

TREXPO East 2007—Day One Conference Highlights

August 22, 2007
Using data that he has gathered from autopsies and from his experience with gunshot patients who survived, Vail revealed the limitations of traditional handgun and rifle ammo.

Obstruction of Justice

August 1, 2007
Witnesses have been intimidated by the bad guys since Cain slew Abel. But today, even victims are expected to keep their mouths shut or quite literally be branded a snitch by their neighbors.
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