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How to Select and Train SWAT Snipers

August 1, 2004

The position of police sniper is one of the most unique and difficult in all of law enforcement. It carries with it high expectations and great responsibility. Yet, many agencies put little thought into setting a proper foundation for an effective sniper program.

How to Work with Resort Security

July 1, 2004

Private security is one of this country’s biggest growth industries, bringing in billions of dollars every year and ranking as one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy. In the last decade it accounted for the largest number of new jobs; it has grown so fast that security officers now outnumber police officers 3 to 1.

Bang for the Buck: How to Make Ballistic Gelatin

June 1, 2004

Research shows that properly calibrated ordnance gelatin is a highly reliable tissue simulant. The ordnance gelatin used by the FBI is mixed in 20-pound blocks using the following recipe.

How to Police the Homeless

June 1, 2004

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the country are many times handcuffed by the complexities of dealing with a transient—and often mentally ill—population. Fortunately, new ideas—as well as a few reliable old ones—are available to help.

How To Start a Bicycle Patrol Unit

May 1, 2004

Today, more and more departments all over the world are adding bicycles to their arsenal of tools. Like any new tool or method, of course, barriers must be torn down. In the case of bicycles, the old attitude is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when starting a bike patrol unit.

How to Get Promoted

April 1, 2004

People have their own opinions about what makes a good cop and what constitutes a successful law enforcement career. Most people agree that moving up the ranks is a good indicator of success. For those of you who are looking to add some stripes to your uniform, here’s some advice from people who have been there.

How to Purchase Patrol Rifles

March 1, 2004

The regular patrol force is being tasked with taking immediate action in those fortunately infrequent events where SWAT would have been called in the past. We are finding that not only do patrol officers' tactics need to change, but the equipment patrol brings to the field needs to change as well.

How to Organize Your Patrol Car

February 1, 2004

It’s your home. For eight hours a day, your patrol car is your home and office. But is it also the local junkyard? It doesn’t need to be. Today there are a number of ways to keep your mobile office organized.

How to...Crack Down on Gangs

January 1, 2004

Gang activity continues to steadily rise throughout the United States, despite law enforcement’s attempts to deal with the epidemic. It’s like a cancer that begins in a vital organ and then spreads its deadly cells throughout the body, defying efforts to eradicate the disease. The most essential tool in fighting this battle, departments say, is communication.

How to...Cope with the Press

December 1, 2003

In retrospect, last year’s sniper crisis is as much an anomaly as it is a brilliant case study, holding surprises that would have rattled the most veteran of public information officers PIOs. But while it is impossible to anticipate every media situation, a few guidelines do exist.

Shooting on the Move

November 1, 2003

Since the majority of OISs are up close and personal, with no cover available, movement becomes an essential element in any gunfight.

How To Investigate Cybercrime

November 1, 2003

Today and every day, thousands of people worldwide are being victimized by computer crime. That’s why just about every major municipal or county law enforcement agency in the United States now has a new breed of detective: the computer crime or “cybercrime” investigator.

How to Start an Air Support Unit

October 1, 2003

When an agency evaluates the concept of creating an air support unit, there is always someone at the tip of the spear.

How to...Start a WMD Unit

September 1, 2003

In the days following 9/11, many citizens wondered aloud if their local public safety agencies were prepared to protect them if their communities were attacked. Unfortunately, until recently, the answer to that question was often, No.

How to...Buy a Mobile Command Unit

August 1, 2003

They may seem like big, expensive hunks of metal on wheels, but many agencies have come to realize that mobile command vehicles offer many advantages for the cost.

Rapid Reload

July 1, 2003

Without bullets, a handgun is nothing more than an expensive paperweight. Reloading this paperweight with bullets quickly is a necessary skill.

How to...Purchase Patrol Cars

July 1, 2003

You know your agency needs patrol cars, and that some new ones show up every year or so, but you might not be aware of the intricacies of the process. Keeping that process running smoothly could mean the difference between patrolling by car and walking your beat.

How to...Open a Cold Case

May 1, 2003

A few months ago, newspapers around the country covered the arrest of Gerald Mason for a murder that happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. Mason was rousted out of a comfortable life in South Carolina and charged with killing two police officers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, Calif. In 1957.

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit

April 1, 2003

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

One Down

April 1, 2003

You've been shot in your gun arm, now what do you do?

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