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Utah Honors Deputy Killed In 1902

October 2, 2013
The Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Board has honored a deputy killed in the line of duty in 1902 with a headstone stating his sacrifice to his community. The board unveiled the headstone in the Scofield Cemetery for Thomas Nalley.

Vintage Patrol: 1962 Chrysler Newport

September 27, 2013
The Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department issued 1962 Chrysler Newport sedans that offered deputies a 5.9-liter, V-8 (361 CID) rear-wheel powertrain with push button transmission. The engine was rated at 265 hp.

Double-Action Semi-Auto Pistols Fall Out of Favor

September 24, 2013
At the present time, only a few agencies still issue Beretta or S&W double-action pistols. In view of the currently available semi-auto models from Glock, S&W, and Springfield, use of double-action pistols has become much more limited.

National LE Museum Panel Covers Hanssen Spy Case

August 23, 2013
The latest panel discussion series event from the National Law Enforcement Museum will focus on the investigation of Robert Hanssen. It is set for Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the International Spy Museum.

Bringing Back Bicycle Patrol

August 12, 2013

The main advantage of using a police bicycle is stealth. Everyone is looking out for sirens in the distance and preparing for police cruisers to roll up. However, unless the bad guys are covering all access points with lookouts, the police bicycle can sneak in through what would ordinarily be considered inaccessible vehicle entry points.

Classic Chrysler Patrol Cars

June 13, 2013

Chrysler has been producing Plymouth or Dodge patrol cars since the early 1930s, and for many of those early years Plymouth turned out some special cars for police work. The earliest came when the Washington State Patrol began using a 1932 Plymouth 1932 PB coupe, according to AllPar.com. Chrysler offered its first police package on 1956 Dodge Coronets. The 1970s brought the era of Mopar squads.

50 Years After Miranda

May 21, 2013

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

Police History: L.A. County Sheriff's Pistol Team

May 10, 2013

This vintage early color footage shows the LASD Pistol Team at Biscailuz Range during a shooting skills exhibition in 1938. It features legendary marksman and LASD Aero Bureau aviation pioneer Sgt. Sewell Griggers.

Wicked Columbia

April 30, 2013

Alexia Jones Helsley explores the history of crime and vice in a renowned South Carolina city in "Wicked Columbia: Vice and Villainy In the Capital." She tells POLICE Magazine about a deadly duel over a piece of trout, prostitution taxis from Fort Jackson, and the murder of the county coroner by a former officer.

Video: Seattle Cop Patrols In Vintage Cruiser

April 26, 2013
Veteran Seattle Police Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls downtown not in a Crown Vic or any of the new wave of patrol cars. He prefers a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite.

Seattle PD's Vintage Patrol Car

April 26, 2013

Veteran Seattle PD Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls not with a modern patrol car but with a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite cruiser. Read the full story here.

Poisoned Mich. Cop Honored 90+ Years After Death

March 25, 2013
A Flint (Mich.) Police sergeant will be honored during National Police Week when his name is added to the national police memorial more than 90 years after his death.

Lessons from the Onion Field

March 25, 2013
"How could this have happened?" The answer is found when you realize that in the past half century you have had the benefit of improved tactical training that came at the cost of the blood and minds of officers like Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger.

The Miranda Arrest

March 20, 2013

In March of 1963, Phoenix Police Officer Carroll Cooley arrested Ernesto Miranda. Fifty years later, Miranda warnings are as much a part of policing today as a set of handcuffs. Cooley, a retired captain, talked with POLICE Magazine about the historic arrest. Read the full story here.

The Miranda Arrest: 50 Years Later

March 13, 2013
In March of 1963, Phoenix Police Officer Carroll Cooley arrested Ernesto Miranda. Fifty years later, Miranda warnings are as much a part of policing today as a set of handcuffs.

Police Union Opposes 'Compassionate' Parole for Calif. Cop Killer

March 6, 2013
In 1973, Gerald Youngberg took the lives of San Bernardino County Sheriff's Lt. Al Stewart, California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling, and gas station attendant Robert Jenkins in execution-style murders.

Las Vegas Police Anniversary Badges

January 11, 2013

Special police badges have become a more common sight especially in larger agencies. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issues anniversary badges every five years to boost officer morale and honor the agency's heritage. The agency emerged in 1973 from a merger of the Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Department. The agency also produced a 9/11 badge commemorating the officers who helped in New York. View these badges, which were designed by Jimmy Smith, co-founder of an agency museum, and produced by Sun Badge Company. Photos courtesy of Sun Badge.

History of the Houston PD

December 21, 2012

The history of the Houston Police Department is chronicled in "Houston Blue" by Mitchel Roth and Tom Kennedy. Roth speaks with POLICE Magazine about the South's largest law enforcement agency—its origins, oil-boom crime spike, links to the Ku Klux Klan, story of the first female officer, and the impact of Hurricane Katrina refugees on the city's murder rate.

History of the NYPD

November 16, 2012

Three authors, including a retired detective, tell the history of the New York Police Department using more than 196 images including an illustration of mid-19th Century uniforms and photos of vintage vehicles, riot response, dramatic resues, and the first African-American and female officers. "New York City Police" also includes a forward by current Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

National LE Museum Acquires Depression-Era Crime Artifacts

October 30, 2012
The National Law Enforcement Museum has acquired four lots of Depression-era artifacts relating to the law men who apprehended Bonnie and Clyde and Billy the Kid.
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