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February 2004 Issue

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Cover Story

Motor Patrol: Working on Two Wheels

By Mark Kariya

The motorcycle police officer has been an American icon for more than half a century. But contrary to "CHiPs" fantasies, the job is not all glamour, and working a police shift on two wheels is just as tough, if not tougher, than working the same shift in a patrol car.

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Features

Street Survivors  

While it’s outstanding to survive a crash, it’s even better to avoid one in the first place, and that’s where good training and situational awareness feature heavily. But carmakers and their design teams play a role in officer safety as well. Let’s take a look at what the Big 3 American police car manufacturers are doing to make their cars safer for the nation’s law enforcement personnel.

How to Organize Your Patrol Car  

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.

The fast target acquisition provided by tritium night sights can give you the edge in a gunfight.

Visual Aids  

Believe it or not, many cops are walking around with the decaying remnants of America's nuclear arsenal strapped to their hips.

When the Lights Went Out  

By most accounts, the great Northeast blackout of 2003 turned out to be a successful training exercise in post-9/11 emergency procedures for local police departments.

Police Combative Academy principles Louis Marquez, left, and Hans Marrero, right, demonstrate an open-hand technique designed to knock a knife out of a suspect’s hand.

The School of Hard Knocks  

The introduction comes in the form of a three-minute round of body sparring in a 6X6-foot ring against the trainers, all noted martial artists and police DT instructors in their own right. Both the students and the instructors wear 16-ounce boxing gloves and headgear, but they still get hit and it still hurts.

The Shrike and the Nomad are the latest hard-use knives from Al Mar

A Pointed Preview  

In order to get a glimpse behind the curtain ahead of the show, Police made some calls and received a sneak preview of the latest duty blades from Al Mar, Benchmade, Buck, Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT), Kershaw, Masters of Defense (MOD), SOG Knives, and Spyderco.


Columns

Personality Testing  

It also means that I've stopped trying to tell the interviewing person what I think he or she wants to hear. Instead, I try to listen to what they have to say and respond with a genuine statement of how I would approach the job.


Reviews

The Glock 37 is designed to fit the Streamlight/Insight Technology M-3 tactical 
illuminator system.

Glock 37 .45 Caliber GAP  

The lure and mystery of the .45 ACP continues unabated.


Departments

Personal Threat Levels  

If you're in condition green, go about your life just as you would proceed through an intersection. If you're in condition yellow, use caution and be prepared because condition red may be just around the corner. If condition red does present itself, stop and be prepared to deal with the threat.

IRP Solutions Case Investigative Life Cycle  

Nowadays, technology seems to be providing ways to solve everything in our complicated professional lives. So why not find a technical solution that eliminates slipshod case management and poorly executed investigative processes?

Knock Before Entry  

Is it always necessary to comply with knock notice before forcing entry to serve a search warrant?

Butt Identity  

Cops often have their work cut out for them.

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