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October 2003 Issue

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Cover Story

Corruption: Cracking Down on Bad Cops

By David Griffith

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.

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Features

"Narc"  

If you are looking for a down-and-dirty cop movie with a compelling story and great performance, then "Narc" will fit the bill.

Corruption: Policing the Police  

Among more polite officers, internal affairs is thought of as a necessary evil. In less polite, more candid circles it's thought of in less savory terms like "the secret police" and "the rat squad."

Walking away from a car with the keys in the ignition is standard operating procedure for some law enforcement agencies.

Grand Theft Cop Car  

Complacency can kill. Whether it's something as mundane as not wearing your seat belt while driving or not wearing body armor during a high-risk entry, failure to take preventive measures can have disastrous results.

Robinson Helicopters
Robinson’s R44 Raven helicopter is designed and equipped especially for law enforcement. A 28-volt electrical system and communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment come standard. Removeable left seat pedals and collective control can be installed to allow a co-pilot to control the craft.

How to Start an Air Support Unit  

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

TREXPO East: Homecoming  

Among the attractions at this year's TREXPO East were a wide variety of new tactical equipment, gear, and accessories on display in the Expo Center.

TREXPO East: SWAT School  

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.

Screen Gems: Best Websites for LEOs  

In researching the best Websites for law enforcement officers, we decided to go with a listing of quality sites that might roughly parallel an officer’s needs throughout his or her career.

Co-author Gary T. Klugiewicz takes a shot to the face.

Hot Shots  

OC has come a long way since it first arrived on the law enforcement market about a decade ago. Today, there are a wide variety of formulas, sizes, and systems that are common to the law enforcement market. And manufacturers keep working to develop improved versions.


Columns

Getting Ready for the Big One  

Terrorism can happen anywhere, at any time.


Reviews

Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine  

Looking like something you saw in the hands of those nasty gorillas in the "Planet of the Apes" movies, the Storm is a lightweight (5.75-pound) pistol-caliber carbine only 29.7 inches in length.


Departments

Improvised Weapons  

It's time to think outside the box-way outside the box.

The functional design and styling of the Böker AK-47 is based on the bayonet of the AK-47 assault rifle and features machined serrations on the handle.The functional design and styling of the Böker AK-47 is based on the bayonet of the AK-47 assault rifle and features machined serrations on the handle.

Boker AK-47 Folding Knife  

Earlier this year, Böker Knives and Kalashnikov agreed to develop a folding knife that's worthy of the Kalashnikov name and that upholds the AK-47's reputation for reliability and durability.

Chief Accountability  

Sometimes the man or woman in charge shoulders the blame, even when not personally involved in an incident.

Crocodile Wrestling  

Sometimes dead bodies cause cops more trouble than live subjects.

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