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July 2004 Issue

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Cover Story

Police Inventors: Building a Better Mousetrap

By David Griffith

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s clearly true for cops. Sent out on the streets with often outdated or unproven equipment, cops, like soldiers, have been forced to improvise, tweak, jury-rig, or just plain create what they need.

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Features

How to Work with Resort Security  

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.

Bullet Barriers  

Body armor is sometimes all that lies between you and a suspect's attack. It has saved officers' lives countless times. Not wearing it is not an option. As a law enforcement officer you're a walking target and, like it or not, a ballistic vest is the best protection you have against the bad guys' bullets.


Columns

Who Speaks For You?  

Police organizations and unions should take care when voicing opinions for all cops.


Reviews

Taurus 24/7 Duty Pistol  

Anyone who has seen the 24/7 can tell you, this gun really takes the requirements of law enforcement to heart.


Departments

Think Before You Run  

Running after a suspect can place you in a situation where you can be easily attacked, injured by accident, or even have a heart attack.

Columbia River Knife & Tool Desert Cruiser  

Called "For Those Who Serve," the knives are all aesthetically pleasing, hard-use tools with price tags that aren't out of reach for soldiers, paramedics, and cops.

Trancite Logic Systems Easy Street Draw 3.0 and ScenePD 2.0  

Whether you're drawing a complex collision scene, documenting an elaborate crime scene, or just need to draw a straightforward two-car crash, you can probably do it easier, faster, and better with Trancite Logic System's Easy Street Draw 3.0 or its more sophisticated sister product ScenePD 2.0.

Incident to Arrest  

A new Supreme Court ruling expands officers’ vehicle search capabilities.

We Are What We Laugh About  

Don’t give up on humor just because others don’t “get it.”

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