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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.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Traffic School

January 1, 2003

Each year more law enforcement officers die in the line of duty from traffic accidents than from any other cause.

Special Report: Preventing Training Tragedies

January 1, 2003

In this issue of POLICE magazine, we address one of the greatest pressing concerns of police executives and law enforcement: the growing number of serious accidents and even deaths in police training.

Untapped Resources

January 1, 2003

It was once believed that the Internet would run every print publication in America out of business some time in the first year of the then expected Gore presidency. But a funny thing happened on the way to print's inevitable extinction. The dinosaurs didn't lay down and decay into crude oil.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Friendly Fire

January 1, 2003

Of all training accidents, police officers shooting each other in simulation drills are the most tragic. They are also the most difficult for some officers and civilians to comprehend.

IACP 2002: Best of Show

December 1, 2002

Large trade shows can be overwhelming for everyone involved. They are a blur of seminars, awards banquets, industry schmooze sessions, and aisle after aisle of exhibits and demonstrations.

Superman Syndrome

December 1, 2002

Al Qaeda is alive and kicking; we are still at war; they still want to kill us, and the intelligence community, the military, and law enforcement may not be able to prevent the attack.

POLICE - TREXPO East New and Improved

October 1, 2002

A wide variety of new or refined police products was the highlight of the TREXPO East trade show and conference held Aug. 12-15 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Swimming the Witch

October 1, 2002

Police officers swept up in a high-profile case involving accusations of racism and excessive force probably sympathize with those poor swimming witches. Except their trial is not by water, it's by media.

On the Cutting Edge

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

Field Dressing

August 1, 2002

The reality of the contemporary police special ops team is very different than the image of LAPD SWAT that was burned into America's collective consciousness by the hit show.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

Concealed Carry

July 1, 2002

Two students were killed, 13 injured. But it could have been much worse if Clark had not been on the scene and armed.

Electrical Storm: Taser

June 1, 2002

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.

TREXPO: Business as Usual

May 1, 2002

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?

Team LAX

April 1, 2002

You can say with just a little bit of hyperbole that all Americans and all American landmarks are targets of Al Qaeda in the war on terror. However, some places are more vulnerable and have drawn more attention from the worldwide network of Islamic fanatics than others.

The Call Up

April 1, 2002

As the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, began to unfold, many Americans watched the burning North Tower of the World Trade Center on their TVs and wondered what kind of horrific airline “accident” had taken place in Manhattan. Then as the live TV cameras rolled, United Airlines Flight 175 sliced into the South Tower, confirming the worst fears. This was no accident; it was enemy action.

Repercussions

March 1, 2002

On a muggy summer night in Georgia, it feels like you can reach out and squeeze water out of the air. Such were the conditions on July 23, 1999, when officer Jorge Mestre of the Cobb County Police Department was dispatched to a house in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, Ga.

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