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September 2008 Issue

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Cover Story

The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

By David Griffith

Experts say you deserve praise for being willing to withstand ridicule and even let bad guys win in court to prevent attacks. "If you ask me what law enforcement has done best since 9/11 is that they are stopping these plots in the beginning stages before they go operational," says E.J. Kimball, managing director of terrorism expert Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism.

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Features

He Flees: To Pursue or Not To, That Is the Question  

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shielding police officers from being sued in federal court for deaths and injuries to innocent citizens resulting form high-speed chases should not be viewed as an invitation to law officers.

Duty Boots: 2008  

While they may not be the sexiest or most written about piece of equipment that we use daily, good boots can make a day more bearable and easier to deal with than bargain priced footwear from a discount store. Your boots support you, as well as all of the additional weight from your load of duty gear.

Caught on Tape  

A video analyst can examine any media containing video footage including analog sources like VHS and 8mm tapes and digital sources like CDs, DVD, digital tapes, and computer hard drives.

Why I Joined the Bomb Squad  

By the time you read this article, I should have completed the six-week basic course at the FBI/Army Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Ala. Which means I will be well on my way to becoming a certified bomb technician, a career aspiration that many people—including fellow cops—consider crazy.


Columns

San Francisco Values  

The sovereign nation of San Francisco has its own immigration policy and its own deportation system.

Why You Aren't Being Trained to Prevent Terror Attacks  

Educating officers about terrorism is now officially "politically incorrect."

The Quest for Organizational Change  

You must always speak of the good, for if you turn your words to the Darkside and you use "The Power of Negative Annoyance" you will soon discover the phenomenon of "Career Setback."


Reviews

Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact  

If you believe in the old adage that variety is the spice of life, then you will really like the new Beretta PX4 series of pistols.

Police Product Test: Insight Tech-Gear Arcturus Light  

The Arcturus carries on the legacy that Insight Tech-Gear has built over the last few years. I like the light and carry it daily; I can't give it a higher endorsement than that.


Departments

Traffic Congestion Around Schools  

September means back to school time. And you, as police officers, are charged with the task of protecting society's most vulnerable citizens—its youth—from the very ominous threat posed by high volume traffic.

Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-U1 Ruggedized Hand-Held Computer  

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1's super-fast Intel Atom processor allows it to run all of the applications you'd have on an in-car computer, including full-function Microsoft XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems, in real time. You no longer have to pick and choose.

Rethinking Traffic Stop Interrogations  

Every year there are newspaper and television accounts of police officers who've made life-threatening mistakes and found themselves being dragged by automobiles. With proper training, mental preparation, and a little common sense, you can avoid many of these scenarios and take your suspects into custody without incident.

Shots Fired: Little Rock, Arkansas 01•20•1996  

Ellison then went to work, ramming the door with his shoulder. He repeatedly charged the door, slamming it as hard as his body could withstand.

No Explanation Required  

In your search warrant affidavits, your reports, and your testimony you have to lay out the basis of your suspicions and justify every detention, arrest, search, seizure, entry, and use of force.

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