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August 2010 Issue

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Cover Story

Risk Management

By Dean Scoville

Things are not technologically stagnant in the SWAT community. New versions of the tried and true, as well as innovative uses of modern mechanisms, simultaneously bring SWAT teams closer to suspects in the safest way possible and bring situations to safer conclusions.

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Features

Safariland

Grab and Go  

Most civilian packs aren't up to the task of handling a cop's multitude of weapons, accessories, and random must-have items securely and without falling apart after some rough use. Read on for a selection of storage options that can fit a bunch and take a tumble with no trouble.

SIG Sauer

Lights and Lasers: It's Easy Being Green  

This year's offerings in lights and lasers include both red and green laser systems. They're getting more and more powerful, feature packed, and smaller, thus enabling use on concealable handguns while still providing retina-searing light levels.

Farber

Mobile Command Vehicles  

Find a command center on wheels to meet your agency's needs.

Searching for an Effective Small Caliber Sniper Round  

This is about an alternative to a .308 for those snipers who will likely never even see a 100-yard deployment and do not need the overpenetration or down range effect. I believe the 6.8 SPC is that alternative.

Field Trauma Care for LEOs  

Every officer should have a minimum amount of medical equipment as well as training to use the equipment. As I have stated at POLICE-TREXPO in some of my presentations, my dream is for a small kit with the essentials to appear on the belt or in a pocket of every LEO.


Columns

The Bureaucratic Touch  

We put high sensation-seeking folks like you in a highly structured bureaucracy and are shocked when it stresses the heck out of you.

Lessons Learned from the Mehserle Trial  

The Mehserle story serves as a cautionary tale for all officers and all law enforcement agencies.


Reviews

Police Product Test: Under Armour Chimera Training Shoes  

Scott Smith reviews Under Armour Chimera Training Shoes, 5.11 Tactical Light for Life PC3.300, Safariland Double Rifle Case, and Armortek Double Pistol Case.

Smith & Wesson M&P15R  

I'd like to discuss a somewhat unusual rifle choice that can help law enforcement agencies and individual officers realistically cope with the rising cost and shortage of .223/5.56 patrol rifle ammunition. I believe the solution to this problem is for law enforcement agencies to field the Smith & Wesson M&P15R M4-style carbine chambered in 5.45x39mm.


Departments

Shots Fired: Midway, Georgia 03/23/2010  

A Monday afternoon, a small blue VW, and a one-armed man in a dress suit: Hardly the components one is apt to conjure up when envisioning a firefight.

The mobile patrol tool in Thinkstream's Integrated Justice returns vehicle and suspect information in seconds and displays it in an easily read format.

Database Linguist  

Thinkstream has now connected the databases of 64 parish sheriffs and 200-plus police departments. Integrated Justice allows each agency to control how much data it is willing to share with its neighbors.

Buying a Mobile Command Center  

Acquiring any big ticket item for a law enforcement agency takes lots of time and lots of money. So when the Indiana Department of Homeland Security had the opportunity to purchase a new mobile command center from Supreme Specialty Vehicles, Response Director Shane A. Booker wanted to do it right the first time.

Maine Officer Saves Suicidal Woman From Attempted Bridge Jump  

On Dec. 13, 2009, Officer Rob Angelo of the Bangor (Maine) Police Department drew on his 18 years of law enforcement experience to keep a distraught woman from jumping into an icy river to her death. For his actions he was named the August 2010 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Miranda Invocation and Waiver  

If a suspect wants to assert either his right to counsel or his right to silence, it is up to him to do so, unequivocally and unambiguously.

Problem Solving  

Though there are many decision-making formats, there is one common component that is more important than any other: defining the problem you are trying to solve. One of the key ways to do so is by framing.

Bottom fist strikes rarely result in any open cuts to the officer. But don't refer to the technique as a "hammer fist" or juries might get the wrong idea in court.

Safer Strikes  

Trading blood with suspects is not a good idea - even if you do knock them out with your punch. Instead, learn four strikes that can lessen the likelihood of injury and transfer of blood.

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