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May 2011 Issue

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Cover Story

Station Attacks

By Dean Scoville

Most assaults on cops are borne of desperate bids to evade justice. But what of those who go so far as to engage and assault cops on their home turf? What makes these time bombs tick? Revenge, for one.

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Features

Targets and Target Systems  

These 10 companies provide targets and targeting systems for law enforcement officers.

Evidence Collection Tools  

These seven companies provide the tools that ease the burden of evidence collection at crime scenes.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Scott Smith.</strong></em></p>

Accessorizing Your AR  

One of the fastest growing sectors of the law enforcement market is enhancements for the AR Series of firearms. The AR has become the firearms counterpart of Burger King's Whopper: You can have it your way, any way you want it, literally.

<p><em><strong>Photo: iStockphoto.com.</strong></em></p>

Fortifying Police Stations  

Police administrations can implement a variety of technologies to beef-up police facility security. While cameras are often top of mind in every police facility—even the old and outdated ones—many other technologies exist to monitor and secure these buildings.

<p><em><strong>Crime scene photo of the infamous FBI Miami shootout, showing suspect and agents' vehicles and battle debris. Photo: Miami-Dade PD.</strong></em></p>

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement  

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.


Columns

<p><em><strong><span><span>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship.</span></span></strong></em></p>

The Hole  

Over the years I have had so many "if only" moments; most of them have been about debt and its related stresses. When I was developing officer safety programs at the academy, I was stunned to find the number one cause of divorce among law enforcement officers was not dispatchers, but financial stress.

Foxes In the Henhouse: Counter-terror Training  

You don't need the government or CAIR to vet your counter-terror training. You know that there are good and bad people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. You know the truth when you hear it. You can vet your own training.


Reviews

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 Pack  

POLICE Magazine reviews 5.11 Tactical's RUSH MOAB 10 Pack, Tactical Tailor's Hybrid Enhanced Vest, and Tru-Spec's Tru Xtreme Apparel.

Kimber Solo Carry Pistol  

What makes this concealed carry pistol, the Kimber Solo Carry, so noteworthy is its caliber. Instead of the somewhat anemic .380 ACP or the borderline .38 Special, this one is offered in 9mm.


Departments

Goal-Oriented Training  

Setting up your goals properly makes coming up with the training elements very easy. Your training goal should be a statement of intent. If you are not defining your goals and therefore working toward them, you are merely treading water when you could be swimming.

<p><em><strong>Clay A. Duke spray painted "V for Vendetta" before opening fire.<br /></strong></em></p>

Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010  

At the sight of the man with the gun, word spread quickly throughout the building, reaching Mike Jones, chief of safety, security, and police for Bay District Schools, who was in his fourth floor office. Running downstairs, Jones arrived to find Clay A. Duke casually swinging the barrel of his gun back and forth at the men assembled frozen before him.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Zuma Press.</strong></em></p>

'Functional Equivalent' of Miranda Questions  

"Interrogation" has been defined by the Supreme Court to include both direct questioning and its "functional equivalent." What does this term mean? Three Supreme Court cases and numerous decisions from the federal appeals court have considered this question.

<p><em><strong>Photo: iStockphoto.com.</strong></em></p>

Explosive Devices: Steps To Survival  

The role of society's sheepdog is to be in harm's way. When faced with a suspicious package or possible car bomb, police must take control of the situation, form a protective barrier for the civilian population, and secure the area until it is made safe.

<p><em><strong>Photo: iStockphoto.com.</strong></em></p>

A Counter-Terrorism Training Resource  

The Department of Homeland Security's National Domestic Preparedness Consortium offers significant training resources to public safety. A variety of programs are offered through this organization.

<p><em><strong>Photo: iStockphoto.com.</strong></em></p>

Suspicious Packages and Booby Traps  

There are hundreds of stories of officers conducting a search and thinking a container of drugs has been located only to discover pipe bombs. With infernal machines, as with guns, knives, and physical assaults, an awareness, a suspicious mind, a professional paranoia, are the first steps toward survival.

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail  

In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.

<p><em><strong>Sur-Tec's VP Covert Audio and GPS software runs on the Windows Mobile Platform and replaces RF body wires. Photo: Sur-Tec.<br /></strong></em></p>

Secret Agent: Sur-Tec's VP Covert App  

Sur-Tec's VP Covert Audio and GPS software suite is a patented surreptitious listening tool for law enforcement that allows an undercover officer or CI to stream live audio and GPS to one or more computers. The mobile application element of the software runs in the background on the user's smartphone.

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