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POLICE Magazine Named Finalist for Four Editorial Excellence Awards

March 30, 2011
In addition to the overall award, POLICE was nominated for best cover for its November cover, best series of articles for its "Duty Dangers" series, and best feature article for an article that explored the civil rights era murder of a Louisiana deputy purportedly by the Ku Klux Klan.

POLICE Magazine Launches Well Dressed SWAT Officer Contest

March 3, 2011
One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear from 12 law enforcement suppliers. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. West Coast time on March 31.

Indiana SWAT Captain Wins First POLICE Magazine Gear Contest

February 25, 2011
Capt. Gary Moody of the Columbus (Ind.) Police Department won all of the gear featured in POLICE Magazine's Well Dressed SWAT Officer contest. "I received the call to tell me I had won the day before my 50th birthday," says Moody. "It was my best present!"

Police Magazine's Well Dressed Officers

February 9, 2011

View photo shoot outtakes from our new promotional series called the "Well Dressed Officer" contest. Six times a year, we outfit a themed officer — SWAT, Patrol, Female, Special Ops, K-9, Federal and Bomb Tech — with equipment from law enforcement suppliers. One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear. Enter by visiting the contest page at Photos by Mark W. Clark.

Win a Signed Copy of Joseph Wambaugh’s "Hollywood Hills" from POLICE Magazine

December 2, 2010
Are you a fan of Joseph Wambaugh? Test your knowledge of the author and his books and enter to win a personalized signed copy of his latest title, "Hollywood Hills," from POLICE Magazine. We'll randomly select one winner from all entrants who answer all five questions correctly.

POLICE Magazine Investigates Arizona Border War

July 19, 2010
We've set up numerous interviews with several southern Arizona law enforcement agencies—chiefs, detectives, patrol officers, a sheriff, SWAT deputies and border agents—to continue telling the story of American law enforcement's battle against the criminal elements who help fuel the flow of drug and human smuggling from Mexico.

POLICE Readers Pick 'Dirty Harry' As Best Cop Movie Ever

March 4, 2010
Ballots were counted. Voted were tallied. POLICE Magazine's readers picked their favorite cop movies in our "Best Cop Movie Ever" survey, and the results are in.

For the Reading-Impaired and Other Idiots (Part 1 of a Series)

February 26, 2010
No piece so hit a nerve as one that I wrote last year on the El Monte officer whose head punt of a gang member has since been deemed a "distraction blow" and therefore an appropriate use of force by investigators.

Best Cop Movies: Police Academy ... Awards

February 18, 2010
At POLICE Magazine, we've had a few debates around the office about the best cop movie ever made. However you define it, we'd like to hear from you about which cop movies you like best.

See Safariland's New WallBanger Bang Pole on Video

February 2, 2010
Retired Houston SWAT officer Sandy Wall demonstrated his new The WallBanger bang pole for POLICE Magazine at the Safariland booth at SHOT Show 2010. Wall gives us a hands-on demo of this tactical equipment that deploys distraction devices prior to a building raid.

POLICE Magazine's SHOT Show 2010 Coverage

January 18, 2010
The editors of POLICE Magazine have arrived in Las Vegas for SHOT Show 2010, and we're ready to bring our law enforcement readers live coverage. Adds Video Gallery

January 14, 2010
We've organized it the same way the main site is organized—into topic areas. So you'll be able to browse recent videos on the main page or look within topics such as Gangs, SWAT, Weapons, Recruit, Patrol, Technology, Vehicles, and Women in Law Enforcement.

Richard "Mack" Machowicz of "FutureWeapons" Gives Exclusive Interview to POLICE Magazine

March 13, 2009
The host of "FutureWeapons" brings his motivational message of "Not Dead Can't Quit" to TREXPO West. Read the entire interview with "Mack" only at

POLICE Magazine Wins Best Public Safety Trade Magazine Award

May 15, 2008
POLICE Magazine won best Public Safety/Trade Magazine at the 57th Annual Maggie Awards, presented by the Western Publications Association. POLICE Magazine's September 2007 issue took the top honor for the category of best Public Safety/Trade.

Call for Comments

January 9, 2008
I'd like to hear your thoughts, views, and opinions about SWAT in general, and your agency's team in particular.

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.

Our Greatest Resource

August 1, 2005

Reader requests, forum comments, and other feedback from you often lead to news stories, editorials, and even full-fledged features and special reports.

Survival Stories

June 1, 2005

In a profession fraught with diminishing resources, one of our most valuable resources is the experience of officers who have already faced our worst nightmares and come back alive.

POLICE Magazine Founder Glenn Hare Dies at 68

January 1, 2000
Mr. Hare took an active interest in both magazines and was pictured on POLICE's June 1991 cover with then President George Bush. Mr. Hare had been "invited to the White House to discuss the Crime Bill and the aftermath of the Rodney King incident," his wife Florence told POLICE.

Armor Holdings’ Dave Young Named to Police Advisory Board

January 1, 2000
Young is a nationally recognized law enforcement trainer and course developer with more than 19 years of civilian and military law enforcement experience and training.
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