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June 2010 Issue

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Cover Story

Booby Traps

By Dean Scoville

Often engineered with little more than rudimentary know-how, real world booby traps may lack the sophisticated engineering of those in the "Saw" films, yet prove every bit as lethal.

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Features

How to Use a Strobing Flashlight  

The one thing I can tell you is that many of the students who arrive for my classes with their strobing lights ready to go are often not aware of the pros and cons of strobe light deployment.

Things That Go Boom in the Night  

With the exception of far-less-common biological or radiological threats, explosive devices are the nightmare scenario for people charged with protecting people and places. But advanced techniques can help detect these threats.

Duty Gear  

Here's a selection of holsters and holders to safely and comfortably carry your necessary gear close at hand.

BlackHawk CQD MKI Type E

Knives and Tools  

There are as many styles of knives and tools as there are men and women in uniform. POLICE Magazine asked me to take a look at one item each from several of today's best known manufacturers.


Columns

Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.

Hallowed Ground  

The sight of thousands of candles in the darkness of the memorial plaza and the surrounding streets is beautiful, mournful, and powerful.

Not Getting 'Burned'  

You can always tell the veterans because they don't wear hats or fake mustaches anymore.


Reviews

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical's Tactical Trainers Footwear  

Scott Smith reviews 5.11 Tactical's Tactical Trainers, Remington Premier Rescue Knife, Uncle Mike's Wheeled Duffel Bag, and Rudy Project Genetyk Protective Eyewear.

PHOTO: Alex Landeen

Diamondback Firearms DB380 Pistol  

Besides its trim dimensions and extreme light weight, the DB380 also boasts a number of other refinements that make it ideal for backup or undercover carry.


Departments

Shots Fired: Cleveland, Ohio 04/10/1985  

A mere eight seconds had passed between the time the uniformed unit pulled up and Paskvan's request for paramedics, time enough for the man to have sustained fatal injuries and Paskvan's life and career path to change substantially.

Just Breathe  

Besides the critical benefit that controlled breathing can provide for someone with a life-threatening injury, it has daily applications that can help you perform your job better.

<p><em><strong>Trooper Kevin Caldwell, Michigan State Police.</strong></em></p>

Off-Duty Michigan State Trooper Assists Wounded Officer in Shootout  

Michigan State Trooper Kevin Caldwell never expected to exchange gunfire with anyone May 22, 2009 on his day off. But the law enforcement officer and ordained pastor who serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve drew on training from both his occupations to aid a fellow officer taking fire from an enraged home owner.

Kawasaki returns to the police market with its 150-horsepower Concours 14 motorcycle.

Kawasaki's Concours 14P: Blue Streak  

Today, Kawasaki is once again making police bikes. The company's new Concours 14 represents its attempt at recapturing a share of the law enforcement market.

Critical Incident Delegation and Documentation  

Most officers place a great deal of emphasis on the tactical side of operations but forget that wars are now won through paperwork. That's why the warrior scribe is so important.

Liability for Failure to Protect  

A person can frame a federal lawsuit against an officer under either the "special relationship" doctrine or the "state-created danger" doctrine.

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