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November 2010 Issue

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Cover Story

Concealed Suspects: Into the Hearts of Darkness

By Dean Scoville

Attics, basements, closets, and crawlspaces all present great hazards to officers searching for concealed suspects.

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Features

21st Century Riot Control Tools  

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

5.11 Tactical

Outerwear: 2010  

Prepare yourself for cold weather with these jackets for duty.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera has been leading the Mexican Federation (Sinaloa Cartel) since 1995.

A Field Guide to Mexican Drug Cartels  

At least seven major Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) are primarily responsible for the $39 billion drug trade that floods narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a guide to the most active, and largest, cartels.

Software: It's Nothing Without the Code  

It's easy to forget the work that goes into making gadgets do what they do, those ones and zeroes that comprise their software. Here's a look at software that you can use right now on the job.

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War  

Drug-related home invasions are especially prevalent in the Sunbelt. Southern Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta serve as distribution points for traffickers delivering narcotic loads from Mexican drug trafficking organizations to distribution points where dealers and street gangs wait for their arrival.


Columns

Everything Old is New Again  

My friend pointed to his weird five-toed footwear and said since wearing them his body had found new vigor and was pain-free.

One Arizona law enforcement agency stacks seized marijuana bundles in a former vehicle service garage. Photo by Paul Clinton.

It's Time to Get Tough on Drugs, America  

If we want to dry up the market, we have to make the penalties for drug possession more than a hand slap.


Reviews

Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope

Police Product Test: Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope  

POLICE Magazine reviews the Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope, 5.11 Tactical Responder Hi-Vis Parka, and Streamlight E Flood Light Box.

Remington Model R1 1911 Pistol  

One of the newest manufacturers of 1911s, Remington is actually an old hand at making these pistols. Recently, I had the chance to field test a preproduction Remington R1 1911.


Departments

Shots Fired: Acworth, Georgia 03/21/2007  

As a narcotics interdiction officer, Van Alstine knew he'd put a damper on quite a few illicit operations. But when it came to speculating just which dope-slinger could be talking about killing him, he was at a loss.

How to Master Report Writing  

Whenever anyone talks about report writing, images of my academy class and the boring report writing segment always comes to mind. What I didn't know then, but know now, is just how important report writing really is.

Off-Duty Firearms Carry and Training  

If for no other reason than the protection of yourself and your loved ones, you need to practice off-duty firearms tactics. And it's in your agency's best interests to provide you with the necessary skills.

DeadStop Shield: The One-Handed Bullet Deflector  

LCOA Composites has harnessed its experience creating military vehicle armor and deployable ballistic shelters to develop new DeadStop lightweight police shield technology. The company's ported lightweight Level IIIA shield weighs less than 14 pounds so it can be held with one hand.

Avoid Defective Search Warrants  

Flaws in a warrant that are so obvious you should have recognized them can doom your search and seizure and eliminate the usual "good faith" protection.

Officer Ray Blohm, Upper Darby (Pa.) Police Department

Officer Takes Down Armed Drug Offender  

For his perseverence under fire, Officer Ray Blohm of the Upper Darby (Pa.) Police Department has been selected as the November 2010 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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