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April 2012 Issue

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Urban Counter-Ambush Tactics

By Andre Belotto

The counter-ambush tactics discussed in this article will provide you with simple ways to respond to calls for service so that an ambush is less likely to occur. The tactics discussed are not super-secret SWAT or ERT procedures, nor sensitive military operations plans.

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Features

<p>Woolrich offers its boxy CCW short-sleeve shirt. Photo: Scott Smith</p>

Casual Clothing for Concealed Carry  

Police gear suppliers are stepping up to the concealed-carry challenge, creating shirts and pants that don't print and provide easy access to your weapon. These same companies are also creating footwear and packs that don't scream "cop," yet meet your needs.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Duty Dangers: The Deadly Cost of Technology  

Technology has not been without its understated dangers, particularly for millennial-generation officers. These men and women who are currently entering the law enforcement workforce are finding that advancements in the tech arena come with a price, often saddling them with distractions to their situational awareness and officer safety.

<p>Photo: iStockPhoto.com</p>

5 Ways to Prevent Crimes Against Churches  

If you as a police officer can convince the staffs of local churches that security measures are needed, and then help to implement them, you can make it that much more difficult for criminals to take advantage of these establishments.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado</p>

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement  

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.


Columns

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Law Enforcement Training Crisis  

Local law enforcement officers should receive training on an ongoing, mandatory basis. We all know that. But how many of our agencies provide it?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Weighing Risks  

The problem we have as humans is we aren't real good at evaluating risk, and if we don't evaluate it properly we can't compensate for it.

<p>FBI Special Agent Don Knapp drowned while rescuing swimmers in Puerto Rico. Photo: FBI</p>

Fallen Federal Heroes  

Since Christmas, the federal law enforcement community has lost five heroes. Two were fatally wounded by gunfire, one drowned during a rescue effort, and two succumbed to severe medical attacks.


Reviews

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Police Product Test: Salute Products Spartan Steel Target  

Salute Products' new steel target is just over 20 inches tall and 11 inches wide and made of AR500 steel armor plate, which makes it rifle rated.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Police Product Test: Eye of Mine HD Video Camera Sunglasses  

The Eye of Mine Eye-View 720HD camera sunglasses come with interchangeable clear and polarized grey lenses that have a high-definition video camera built into the bridge of the nose.

<p>Photo: Michael Hughes</p>

Bersa BP 9 CC Pistol  

It's likely that many American shooters have never heard of the Argentine firearms manufacturer Bersa, but I believe that is about to change. And with good reason.


Departments

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.</p>

Performance Evaluations  

Supervisors and officers tend to dislike dealing with performance evaluations (PEs) as much as they dislike internal affairs investigations and termination proceedings. Supervisors hate writing evaluations and officers hate reading them. But they persist anyway.

<p>Photo: IMPD</p>

Ind. Officer Blocks Drunk Driver To Save Injured Partner  

Officer Christin Rudell of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department stood in harm's way and fired her weapon on a drunk driving suspect to prevent the woman from running over her beat partner with a car again.

<p>Photo: iStockPhoto.com</p>

Shots Fired: Montrose, Colorado 07/25/2009  

The door splintered under the boot of Officer Robbie Satterly. The officers rolled into the doorway. And Gurney let loose with multiple blasts from the Benelli. Within the span of two seconds, 36 pellets peppered the doorway.

<p>Photo: iStockPhoto.com</p>

Miranda: When Custody Isn't "Custody"  

Of the 55 subsequent Supreme Court opinions on Miranda issues, 14 have involved attempts to clarify the meaning of "custody," and in 12 of those 14, the Supreme Court reversed the decisions of state and federal appellate courts, which got it wrong.

<p>Photo: Cyalume</p>

Cyalume's Explosive Simulation Devices  

Cyalume, maker of a wide variety of chemiluminescent tools such as light sticks, believes it has the answer to this bomb training dilemma. The company's new line of eight police explosive training simulators uses compressed air and a special chemical powder to create non-pyrotechnic bomb effects.


Web Only

<p>Photo courtesy of Deanna Pulley.</p>

Officer Recovers After Being Struck by Drunk Driver  

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Deanna Pulley returned to patrol after a drunk driver's bad day resulted in more than a year of surgeries and rehabilitation for the veteran officer.

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