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July 2010 Issue

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Cover Story

Should You Chase or Contain?

By David Griffith

So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.

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Features

A block-long honor guard from agencies nationwide salutes police survivors arriving for the candlelight vigil during Police Week in Washington DC.

National Police Week: Honoring the Sacrifice  

For those officers who make the trip, National Police Week in D.C. each May brings home the law enforcement family's shared sacrifice.

Rudy Project USA

Protective Eyewear  

Today, protective eyewear is a must have for both law enforcement and military personnel, and you have a lot of makes and styles to choose from. Let's take a look at some of the latest duty eyewear.

10 Zero Gloves

Patrol Gloves  

On patrol, you never know what you'll need protection from. Think of gloves as an essential tool no matter the time of year.

The Bandwidth Debate  

Today, bandwidth is so precious that Congress and the FCC recently dictated the conversion of analog TV transmission to digital in order to free up the 700 MHz band for other uses, including 4G cellphones and public safety communications.

Vests Past Their Prime  

When your body armor warranty expires and you receive a new vest, what do you do with the old one? From recycling to repurposing, there are multiple options depending on your agency's policies and resources.

POLICE-TREXPO East Takes on Terrorism and Border Unrest  

POLICE-TREXPO East first response training conference and expo will take place Aug. 17-20 in Chantilly, Va. The event will feature a keynote address on the Islamic terrorist threat, a panel on U.S. border threats, classes taught by experts in close-quarter combat and law enforcement tactics and techniques, and a world-class exposition.


Columns

Illegal Immigration: America's Broken Window  

More serious crime breeds and multiplies something like bacteria in an untreated wound when petty offenses are ignored.

The Dawn  

Kids, lawnmowers, dogs, court, phone calls, worry, sunlight, spouses, chores, side jobs, storms. Everything seems to conspire to deny us our rest.


Reviews

Colt Defense Law Enforcement Carbines  

From experience I can say that the Colt LE6920 is an outstanding semi-automatic M4-style carbine. It's chambered in 5.56mm and incorporates Mil-Spec features in its design.

Police Product Test: Voodoo Tactical Matrix Assault Pack  

Scott Smith reviews the Voodoo Tactical Matrix Assault Pack, BlackHawk Warrior Wear Shell and Jacket, EMA Tactical Countdown Magazine and Grip, and Danner Striker II GTX boots.


Departments

The 'Independent Source' Doctrine  

If you can identify two or more ways to justify a detention, arrest, search, or entry, you increase the odds that at least one of them will be upheld in court.

Shots Fired: Bozeman, Montana 06/02/2006  

Gottfried had made threats to his ex-girlfriend that he would kill her and any cop that tried to come between them. Lt. McLane didn't know that when he pulled him over for speeding.

Jumpstart Your Brain  

It's hard to imagine that a pair of goggles could train the brain to more quickly recognize and respond to threats, but that's exactly what ARE Innovations' training goggles do.

Cpl. Christopher Sturgeon of the Topeka (Kan.) Police Department

Kansas Officers Save Woman From Burning Building  

Arriving before firefighters, Cpl. Christopher Sturgeon and Officer Trent Ginn used common sense and instinct to fight through choking smoke and rescue a woman from her flame-engulfed house. For this they have been named the July 2010 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund officers of the month.

Dealing With Citizen Complaints  

Once you realize that it's not personal, complaint response becomes a process not a confrontation. The key to dealing with any complaint is showing respect. By respecting yourself and others, everything else will fall into place.

Perfecting Your Handgun Grip  

Most of us will agree that properly gripping a firearm is an important element of fundamental shooting skills, but what is the "proper" way to grip a handgun?

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