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September 2006 Issue

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Cover Story

Responding to School Sieges

By John Giduck

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

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Features

The Forgotten Casualties  

Five years later many cops are still recovering from wounds and injuries they suffered on 9/11.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s new in the world of K-9 gear. So to catch you up on the cool stuff that’s out there, here’s a look at some of the newest and most useful products available for your loyal partner in crime fighting.

Cool K-9 Gear  

Keep your four-legged partner outfitted with top-notch equipment.

In last month's issue, we asked you which of these HK pistols was Airsoft. Did you answer correctly that the bottom one is the pellet pistol?

Dangerous Lookalikes  

Improper use of Airsoft, BB, and pellet guns on the street can cause deadly confusion for law enforcement.

How to Investigate a Meth Lab  

Navigating the dangers of cookers’ “kitchens.”


Columns

Get Real, America  

I have a lot of concerns about our now five-year-old war on terror. But the biggest is that we can't even come out and say who we're fighting. Many people don't take this war seriously because our leadership has not had the guts to come out and say who we're fighting.

Climate Control  

Mailmen have nothing on cops when it comes to working in sleet and rain and blinding heat.


Reviews

Weighing just over three pounds, the Kel-Tec PLR-16 is ideal for situations that preclude using a full-size weapon.

Kel-Tec PLR-16 .223 Handgun  

Can an AR-style pistol really hold up to combat conditions? The rugged and accurate PLR-16 can.


Departments

Shots Fired: Seattle, Washington 03/17/2004  

At the sound of McDonald's voice, Pruitt reflexively raised his Glock in the direction that his partner's speech had been directed. He looked up to see a large black male just beyond the glass, staring down at him, a waist level shotgun barrel pointed at his head.

Your greatest asset and greatest liability in any close-quarters attack is your sidearm. Protect it and bring it into action as soon as you can.

Up Close, Personal, and Violent  

Most attacks on law enforcement officers occur at a range of 10 feet. Are you training for them?

First Light USA's Liberator can be used with either a pistol or long gun to illuminate your target without affecting your shooting grip.

First-Light USA Liberator Tactical Light  

Hands-free operation allowing for true two-handed shooting sets this light apart.

Parole and Probation Searches  

After pussyfooting around the issue for years, the U.S. Supreme Court has finally come to a decision on what justifies a probation or parole search.

Normal (Ill.) Police Department  

Officers in this college community work hard to keep the peace between the town and the gown.

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