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November 2006 Issue

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Cover Story

Taking Back the Neighborhood

By David Griffith

David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, had developed a new drug interdiction strategy, and he was trying to sell a police department into trying it. The frustrated officers of the High Point PD were willing guinea pigs.

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Features

Training the Trainers  

"Amateurs do it till they get it right. Professionals do it till they can't get it wrong." That's one of the mantras of Jeff Gonzalez, director of training for Trident Concepts.

How to Get Into SWAT Shape  

Training for any agency’s SWAT team is physically, mentally, and tactically challenging. Add in long and changing shift work hours, family obligations, and not enough time in the day, and your goal of joining a SWAT team appears even more difficult. The goal of this article is to assist those police officers currently on the force in achieving the fitness level of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers.

Taking on the Drug War  

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared what he called a modern-day war on drugs, calling it "America's Public Enemy Number One." Since then, police departments all over the country have been fighting that war, without a foreseeable end.

Tactical Body Armor  

Body armor has come a long way since the days of knights. But even in today’s police and military operations, the armor is specialized according to the user’s need.


Columns

Northern Lights  

Two seconds is not a lot of time. But it can mean the world. Just ask Officer Michael Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two seconds was the difference between Ferguson resuming his 19-year career as a Mountie or going to prison for four years.

The Plan  

Jump into the fray then decide. —Napoleon Bonaparte

Northern Injustice  

It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.


Reviews

Sabre Defence XR15A3 Massad Ayoob Elite Rifle  

Prolific firearms writer, weapons instructor, and law enforcement officer Massad Ayoob has spent his professional career analyzing the dynamics of police work. Now Sabre Defence, a relatively new manufacturer of AR-15-style weapons, has introduced the Massad Ayoob XR15A3 Elite Rifle. Built in collaboration with the famed expert, the carbine has all of the features that savvy law enforcement officers need and want.


Departments

Combative Ground Fighting  

Combative Ground FightingWhen you work the street, things can go bad in a split second. You have to be ready for anything and that means you also have to be ready to fight from any position, including the ground.

BlackHawk Blades Crucible Folding Knife  

BlackHawk Blades is the brainchild of Mike Noell and Michael Janich. Noell, a combat-decorated Navy SEAL, is the CEO of BlackHawk Products Group. He started the company because some of his equipment failed during a mission, and he believed he could make better products.

ID Procedures and the Right to Counsel  

There are several ways a crime victim or other eyewitness might have an opportunity to identify a stranger-perpetrator of a crime before being called as a witness in court. (If the perpetrator is an acquaintance, the ID will not generally be an issue.)

Anchorage (Alaska) Police Department  

The Anchorage Police Department is looking for (more than) a few good men and women.

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