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The Renaissance Man

February 1, 2007
When Bruce Siddle left the ranks of the Monroe County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Department after seven years to concentrate on training officers at the St. Louis Police Academy, he couldn’t have envisioned where it would take him.

A New Look, A New Year

January 1, 2007
The more observant of you may notice that this issue of POLICE looks a little different. In the magazine industry, this is called a redesign, and we’re really jazzed about our new look. Now, I know that some of you out there may be thinking, “Why’d they change it? I liked it just the way it was.”

2007 Chevy Tahoe PPV

January 1, 2007

It was my fault. I entered the hairpin curve way too fast, and the SUV I was driving went into a spin. But I had two things going for me that prevented the spin from being dangerous: I was in the 2007 Chevy Tahoe Police Package Vehicle and I was on a closed course at GM’s Scottsdale, Ariz., proving grounds.

Bringing ’em Back Alive

January 1, 2007

There was a time not too long ago when the only non-lethal weapon available to American law enforcement officers was a baton. Here is our guide to less-lethal patrol weapons now on the market.

They Think You’re Stupid

December 1, 2006

One of the worst things about American society is that we tend to equate wealth with intelligence. Anybody with half a brain can tell you it’s not true. I mean look at Paris Hilton. Heck, look at any Hilton since Conrad, the man who built the family’s wealth.

Northern Lights

November 1, 2006
Two seconds is not a lot of time. But it can mean the world. Just ask Officer Michael Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two seconds was the difference between Ferguson resuming his 19-year career as a Mountie or going to prison for four years.

Training the Trainers

November 1, 2006

"Amateurs do it till they get it right. Professionals do it till they can't get it wrong." That's one of the mantras of Jeff Gonzalez, director of training for Trident Concepts.

Taking Back the Neighborhood

November 1, 2006

David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, had developed a new drug interdiction strategy, and he was trying to sell a police department into trying it. The frustrated officers of the High Point PD were willing guinea pigs.

Tactical Body Armor

November 1, 2006

Body armor has come a long way since the days of knights. But even in today’s police and military operations, the armor is specialized according to the user’s need.

Northern Injustice

November 1, 2006

It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.

Court of Clowns

October 1, 2006

Back in 1994, Matthew Musladin showed up at the San Jose, Calif., home of his estranged wife’s mother to pick up his son. Words were exchanged, and he threw his wife, Pamela Musladin, to the ground. She called for help. Her boyfriend, Thomas Allen Studer, and her brother came to her aid.

Best of Show

October 1, 2006
There was a buzz about this year’s TREXPO East, before, during, and after the event. Attendees at the three-day conference and expo—which was held in the D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Va. in late August—agreed on one thing: This was a TREXPO to remember.

The Wisdom of Warriors

October 1, 2006

Attendees to this year’s TREXPO East had the opportunity to attend presentations by two of the most passionate and inspirational speakers on the law enforcement lecture circuit: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Col. Danny McKnight, both retired U.S. Army Rangers.

In-Car Computers

October 1, 2006

Time was that the only computer in a patrol car was the Casio calculator inside the duty bag of the driver. Now just a decade later, computers are so common in patrol cars that some have more than one.

30 Years and Still Going Strong

October 1, 2006

Give or take a few weeks, Police Magazine was born 30 years ago this month as Police Product News. The magazine was the brainchild of Rodney A. Dornsife, its first editor and a San Diego cop. And like many small magazine startups it was a family project. Rod’s brother Chad was the advertising director, and according to Chad their father worked distribution.

Class Time

October 1, 2006
The conference portion of TREXPO East 2006 offered a little something for everyone interested in tactical and patrol operations.

The Harbinger

September 1, 2006

When Russian Special Forces units stormed the terrorist held school in Beslan on Sept. 3, 2004, John Giduck was landing in Moscow with his Archangel team of tactical consultants. Police Magazine editor David Griffith caught up with Giduck by phone as he was preparing to hit the road again, moving from agency to agency warning American cops that Beslan-type school sieges are coming to America.

Get Real, America

September 1, 2006

I have a lot of concerns about our now five-year-old war on terror. But the biggest is that we can't even come out and say who we're fighting. Many people don't take this war seriously because our leadership has not had the guts to come out and say who we're fighting.

Good Riddance

August 1, 2006

By the most conservative estimates, there are more than 12 million illegal aliens in this country. All but the most liberal Americans and those who own large industries that benefit from illegal alien labor at ridiculously low wages believe that this is a real problem.

Defined Benefit

July 1, 2006

A strong and generous pension is the least society can do for your years of service.

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