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Also by David Griffith

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TREXPO East: SWAT School

October 1, 2003

Officers from throughout Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metro area were drawn to the Dulles Expo Center to learn the latest information about SWAT policies and procedures, anti-terror intelligence, and defensive tactics.

Corruption: Cracking Down on Bad Cops

October 1, 2003

Not all police misconduct is plastered across national newspapers, but it all has the same results. It erodes the public’s trust in law enforcement and it damages good cops, sometimes destroying their careers.

War on Wise Street: Never Give Up

September 1, 2003

It seems unlikely, but it’s true. Not one of the surviving members of the Alexandria PD’s Special Response Team (SRT) has quit the force or even the team in the wake of the devastating gun battle that killed two officers and wounded three others.

War on Wise Street

September 1, 2003

Alexandria (La.) PD’s Special Response Team was executing a detailed plan to serve warrants and search for evidence to connect Anthony Molette, 25, to recent ambush attack. Intelligence gathered before the assault told them that Molette would not be home. It was wrong.

Another Great Police Resource

September 1, 2003

If you need information on law enforcement vendors and their products, you’ll find it on our Website.

Policing Dissent

August 1, 2003

For more than a week, thousands of protesters waged a campaign of civil disobedience in the city's downtown area, blocking intersections, the entrances to government contractor companies like Bechtel, and generally causing confusion and consternation for anyone trying to get to work.

Professionalism

August 1, 2003

Watching that arrest, I was reminded of some interviews I had just completed with commanders of special units that policed the recent anti-war marches.

Getting Away With Murder

July 1, 2003

On the morning of April 29, 2002, Dep. David March of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department pulled over a driver for a minor traffic violation on the streets of Irwindale, Calif. Minutes later, he was dead.

The Afterlife

July 1, 2003

There are many benefits to pursuing a career in law enforcement, one of them being you can retire at a relatively young age with a pension. But to continue paying the bills, there are retired law enforcement officers working in just about every field of human enterprise.

Priceless

June 1, 2003

If your department lets you carry a backup gun, and you don't have one, get one. If you have one and don't carry it because its uncomfortable or you just don't think you need it, then ask yourself, what will you do if some recently paroled pumped-up gorilla takes your sidearm away and tries to turn it on you?

Re-Charged: Taser's X26

June 1, 2003

Taser International's new X26 is a much smaller Taser that’s even more effective than its larger predecessor, the M26.

TREXPO West: Getting Physical

May 1, 2003

Unlike many police trade shows, the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) gives officers an opportunity to go hands on with weapons at the range day and with defensive tactics in the seminar program.

Suicide is Not Painless

May 1, 2003

Killing yourself is an act of emotional violence against your friends and family.

Of Authorized Pattern

May 1, 2003

Like many other aspects of American society, much of police uniform tradition in the United States comes from across the pond.

TREXPO West: Tactical Tools

May 1, 2003

The motto of the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) is, "Well armed, well prepared, and well informed."

Time for Sacrifice

April 1, 2003

If you really want a safer, more secure America, then stop the tax cuts.

SHOT Show 2003: This Year's Models

April 1, 2003

Each year the National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. stages one of the nation’s largest exhibits of new products in the firearms and hunting markets, the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade (SHOT) Show. Here’s our look at some of the more intriguing items that we saw in the aisles.

Outgunned

March 1, 2003

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

The Soft Underbelly

February 1, 2003

Terrorists seeking access to the "Great Satan" can just walk across the border.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Hard Knocks

January 1, 2003

Today's DT training is much more gritty, more physical, and closer to an approximation of what officers experience in a real street encounter. Unfortunately, it's also much more dangerous.

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