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February 2010 Issue

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Cover Story

The Next Generation of Patrol Cars

By David Griffith

The police patrol vehicle market is not known for revolutionary innovation. But that business model is now metamorphosing in response to a rapidly evolving automobile market. This means that the once staid patrol car market is becoming turbulent and more innovative.

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Features

Beyond the Patrol Car  

Police officers cannot travel by squad car alone. From motorcycles to ARVs, different details require different modes of transportation.

Evidence from the bullet casings found at a 2006 murder crime scene in boulder, Colo., were instrumental in convicting the killer.

Firearms Forensics  

I realized that even without the murder weapon, the prosecution still had an immense amount of significant ballistic physical evidence linking Abeyta to the murder. And thanks to good forensic work and the invaluable NIBIN database that tracks images of ballistics evidence, it was enough to convict him.

How to Buy Mobile Data Products  

Have you ever played Technology Buzzword Bingo, or wanted to? It works like this: You get a bingo card with words instead of numbers in the boxes. The words include robust, mesh, cloud, scalable, 3.0, WiMAX, and WAN. Mark off a square every time you hear the salesman say one of the words. The first one to check off five in a row gets to throw the salesman out.

Spillman Technologies

Smart Software  

Software has greatly expanded the capabilities of law enforcement agencies and individual officers to help people and put away bad guys.

Crime Scenes: To Preserve and Protect  

Preserving a crime scene sometimes means wrestling a grieving man to the ground so he can't disturb the DNA evidence on his murdered wife.


Columns

The Peter Principle  

It's critical that only the best warriors get promoted up the ranks in law enforcement. Wearing sergeant's stripes or lieutenant's bars on your uniform has to be about more than just time served or passing a test.

There's No Such Thing as a Football Hero  

Still, the priorities of the American people are clearly out of order. Thousands of officers have died in the line of duty, and hundreds of thousands of men and women continue to serve and protect. They are heroes.


Reviews

PHOTOS: Nathan Reynolds and Dick Cole

SIG Sauer P238 Pistol  

In addition to being used for backup, the SIG Sauer P238 would be very practical for plainclothes officers who need a "deep cover" weapon or as an off-duty gun.

Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak

Police Product Test: Pelican Hardigg FieldPak  

We review the Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak, 5.11 Tactical Scout Folder Knife, BlackHawk Tactical Ballistic Vest Carrier, and Tango Down AR Magazines and Rail Covers.


Departments

Shots Fired: Reno, Nevada 02/23/1984  

Hastings walked to the Fireside Lounge on the corner of Fourth and Lake Streets, dialed up his favorite federal agent on a pay phone, and fessed up to having some 13 stolen antique knives and a stolen Beretta on his person. Oh, and he wanted to turn himself in.

Asset Forfeiture  

The goal of an asset forfeiture program should always be crime reduction; obtaining funds should be secondary to the primary mission.

ADSI T2

Game Over  

ADSI, which specializes in the production of transparent and opaque armor for the U.S. military and the engineering of shooting ranges, has teamed up with an undisclosed German company to create one of the world's most sophisticated and versatile live fire simulators, the T2 Training System.

Patrol Rifle as Close Quarters Weapon  

If you haven't trained to engage a suspect at less than 100 yards with your patrol rifle, start now.

The "Emergency Aid Doctrine"  

Officers can enter when it reasonably appears someone inside may need emergency aid, regardless of the officers' actual, subjective motivations for going inside.

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