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July 2008 Issue

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Cover Story

The State of American Law Enforcement - Working on the Front Lines

By Dean Scoville

At some point in his or her various travels, the patrol officer will ask a question that pertains equally well to the task at hand and his or her career in law enforcement: Just how the hell did I get here, and where am I going?

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Features

Outfitting the Officer  

Read on for the newest uniforms, outerwear, and casual wear for law enforcement.

Significant Impact  

Read on for a sampling of impact projectiles available for law enforcement.

Crime Reporter  

TASER International wants to give you the ability to show a jury or board of inquiry exactly what you saw on the street. That's the idea behind the company's TASERCAM and its soon to be launched Autonomous eXtended on-Officer Network (AXON).

Gas Pains  

When law enforcement agencies were putting together their fiscal year budgets for 2008, few municipal or county administrators could have forecast the impact of skyrocketing gas prices.


Columns

A Matter of National Security  

We need to find an alternative to oil. But we can’t just wave a magic wand and make it so.

Playing the Odds  

Sometimes it takes a smack in the face or some other bad event to remind us of the great risks we take and make us appreciate surviving.


Reviews

SIG Sauer P250 Modular Pistol  

With its new P250, SIG Sauer has embarked upon a completely novel concept in semi-automatic handguns—the modular pistol. The P250 is based upon a polymer grip module and metal frame/fire control assembly. This assembly is in fact the “pistol,” as it bears the serial number, which can be removed and inserted into another grip module.

Police Product Test: Trijicon RedDot  

The Trijicon RedDot Sight is designed to be mounted on several of the company's ACOGs, but is also designed to be mounted on a handgun. I know there will be numerous guffaws at the idea of a red-dot sight on a duty handgun. But naysayers were also quick to dismiss the use of red-dot sights on duty ARs a decade ago. Now they're not a novelty but the norm.


Departments

Buzz Kill  

The ThorShield fabric backing on this Point Blank ballistic vest carrier effectively shorts out electro-conductive devices to prevent a shock.

Day Laborer Sites  

Arresting a day laborer can be frustrating, time-consuming, and fruitless for a patrol officer.

Shots Fired: Reno, Nevada 07•15•1999  

Lessman inched forward. Beyond the refrigerator and deeper into the kitchen was a large table that had been upended on its side. He suspected that the table was shielding someone behind it.

Gaining the Advantage in Low-Light Environments  

Many firearms instructors spend the time allotted to low-light training teaching popular flashlight techniques that have been around for years. That’s OK to a point. However, there is more to operating in the dark than knowing how to hold a flashlight.

Civil Liability and Protected Speech  

You must act with considerable discipline and restraint when loudmouths try to demean and upset you with offensive language and gestures.

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