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April 2007 Issue

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Cover Story

Losing Yourself in the Job

By Alicia Hilton

The officer rolled up his sleeves. Muscles built from weight training had atrophied. His tan from running along the beach had also vanished, along with other traces of his former life.

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Features

How to Get the Most Out of Online Education  

There’s one question that all prospective students ask before they sign up for a program that will allow them to complete their college degree online: Is this really any good? Scott Harr has a clear answer: “For some students, it’s better.”

Duty Wear  

The days of cops wearing only long-sleeved Class A uniforms are gone. While some agencies still require their officers to wear traditional navy blue or tan wool uniforms year round while on duty, it’s becoming increasingly acceptable for officers to wear uniforms in a variety of fabrics and styles.

Hand Guards  

Most officers are conscientious about wearing a protective vest. Many of you are similarly vigilant about having disposable gloves available. But most of you don’t give patrol gloves a second thought. It’s time that you did.

Preventing the Domino Effect  

"How do you train an officer to prepare for Sympathetic Reaction Shooting?" That was the question that Sheriff Bill Masters of San Miguel County, Colo., and I were discussing in the wake of the most recent media circus surrounding a New York City police shooting.

Stealth Fighter  

If the TigerLight were nothing more than a flashlight, I would say without hesitation that it is by far the finest, most durable flashlight I’ve used during the course of my career. But the TigerLight is more than just another law enforcement flashlight.

Columns

Where Do We Get Such Men?  

You may not recognize the names of Yevgeniy "Eugene" Marshalik, 19, and Nicholas Todd Pekearo, 28. But you should. These young men are true heroes who upheld the greatest traditions of the New York Police Department, and they weren't even "real cops."

The Path  

I was sitting there trying to age gracefully when I noticed a girl in a wheelchair moving up to the edge of the pool as her race was getting ready to start. Since she was paralyzed from the waist down she could not start with a great leap into the water. So she lowered herself into the pool and pushed off with her arms.

Reviews

Springfield Armory EMP Compact 1911  

The new Springfield 1911 is not just an attenuated version of the standard 1911 but a true small pistol. The Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP) was radically re-engineered specifically for the concealed carry market, making it an attractive weapon for detectives or for off-duty carry.

Wilson Tactical Cop Tool  

With this issue of POLICE Magazine, we are inaugurating a new concept for reviews of law enforcement products. In the past, our product reviews have focused on one item per review. The problem with this approach is that so much stuff is being released now for the police market that we are barely scratching the surface.


Departments

5.11 Tactical's 30th Anniversary Tactical Pants  

The practical, seven-pocket pants with the trademark slash pocket and utility strap are top sellers for both on-duty and off-duty. Originally designed for loading with carabiners, the straps now secure flashlights, holsters, and headsets, while the pockets offer ample storage.

Street Racing  

Today, street racing is a problem in almost every American community, as technology such as the Internet and text messaging have made it easy to stage underground races for substantial audiences.

The Murder of Sara Tokars  

The homeowner and a friend went to where the boys pointed to a van across the field and made a horrifying discovery. When they opened the door, the body of a young woman, her head almost completely blown apart, fell out.

Shots Fired: Gilroy, California 09•11•2001  

Few dates have marked the American psyche like 9/11/01. And if nothing else had transpired that day, Seth Dawson would have had more than enough reason to remember it. But before that terrible Tuesday would end, Dawson, a Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Deputy, would have a very personal reason to remember that date in addition to the 9/11 atrocity.

The Quick Draw Ground System  

You face the possibility of grave, permanent, bodily injury or death every time you apprehend a suspect. And you are in the greatest danger when you attempt to secure that suspect with handcuffs.

Plain Sense Seizures  

If a criminal exposes evidence in ways that can be detected by use of the personal senses, there is no Fourth Amendment “search” involved in discovering the presence of such items. Assuming no previous unlawful search, the seizure of the items is presumptively reasonable if there is probable cause to associate them with criminal activity.

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