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April 2006 Issue

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Cover Story

First-Class Training

By Mike Detty

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a heaven where noble warriors spend their days training and fighting and in the evenings the sick and dead are magically cured in time for bountiful feasts.

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Features

What to Look for When Buying a Folding Duty Knife  

Our resident knife expert gives you some tips on how to judge duty steel.

Taking the Plunge  

Chances are that at some point during your law enforcement career you will work around water. Are you prepared to work around water? Are you trained to stay alive in water, and to fight and prevail in water?

How to Testify in Court  

From the scene to the stand, prepare to give effective testimony in court.


Columns

Of Man and Superman  

You probably heard about this. It went through the law enforcement community like wildfire, especially in the Northeast. A N.Y. state senator recently started promoting a bill that if it had passed would have required cops to avoid killing suspects in shootouts.

Junk Science on the Beat  

Many police psychologists believe that if you don’t feel bad, something is wrong with you.


Reviews

Springfield Armory XD-45ACP  

Despite the howls of protest and dire predictions that continue to emanate from the traditionalists among us, I believe I am on firm ground when I state that polymer-frame pistols are not only here to stay, but will continue to capture an increasing share of the U.S. police market.


Departments

Shots Fired: Laurel, Maryland 05/14/2003  

Sims pulled into the parking lot of the apartment complex. As he keyed the microphone to advise dispatch of his arrival the environment around him suddenly changed. A cacophony of screams and gunfire erupted around him.

Stay Out of the Way  

You can prevent a vehicle attack by taking a sound tactical position.

Streamlight's TL3 Shockproof and rechargeable Tactical Strion (below) serve double duty as weapon-mounted and handheld flashlights.

Streamlight Weapon Lights  

Streamlight’s newest weapon-mounted lights can also be used as handheld duty lamps.

Keeping the Peace During Civil Disputes  

Although it’s tempting to take sides on certain calls, doing so can have major repercussions for you and your agency.

Sturgis (S.D.) Police Department  

Every summer a department of 14 sworn morphs into a large multi-agency police force to accommodate the town’s annual motorcycle rally.

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