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August 2013 Issue

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Cover Story

Can Mumbai Come to America?

By Donald Mihalek

The failure of any law enforcement agency to equip and train its personnel, and help its officers prepare to manage a large-scale terror or active shooter event is a recipe for failure.

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Features

<p>Photo courtesy of 9G Products.</p>

Home or Office Firearm Storage  

Law enforcement officers can safely and securely store firearms in their homes or in their offices using these storage products.

<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Planning for Disaster  

Emergency response software has been created to help first responders use resources and tactics to handle a wide range of critical incidents. Although software itself is hardly a silver bullet that will crush a terrorist event, its capabilities are nevertheless reassuring.

<p>Photo courtesy of A.J. George.</p>

Of Lights and Lasers  

Laser sighting systems help officers with target identification, and as we well know when deploying any weapon system, target identification is key. We are not always going to have the luxury of getting into a gunfight under "ideal" conditions.

<p>Photo courtesy of Chris Felski/ATF.</p>

ATF's Tactical Medic Program  

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Second Careers  

For those who finish their law enforcement careers, the breadth of experiences the profession avails them offers all manner of post-career options, and nothing speaks to the heart of the adrenaline junkie like another round in the octagon of law enforcement.


Columns

<p>Photo courtesy of Jon Adler.</p>

Victimizing the VA Police  

Earlier this year the VA announced its intention to "reclassify" 17 occupational series, including its police officers and special agents in the 080, 083, and 1811 grade series.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

Fire Nobody!  

Here is the conundrum: When bad things happen it appears Officer Nobody has failed again to do what needs to be done, and when things turn out good, Dep. Somebody is taking all the credit. Something needs to be done.

Caught in the Media Spotlight  

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?


Reviews

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

Police Product Test: Micro-Times Attic-Clear Camera Pole  

The Attic-Clear iPhone/Smartphone Camera Pole is not a broomstick, but a well-made piece of tactical equipment that is well suited for the job at hand.

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

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical STRYKE Pants  

Right out of the bag I was impressed with the STRYKE Pants. The fit and finish is outstanding and the ripstop material is soft yet sturdy. The stitching, pockets, closures are very clean and obviously a step above basic BDUs.

<p>Photo by Alex Landeen.</p>

Springfield Armory XD-S Sub-Compact Pistol  

The 9mm Springfield Armory XD-S sub-compact pistol is designed to function with a single column magazine, and is a departure from the traditional pocket pistols that were available in the 20th century because the new XD-S is chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers.


Departments

<p>Photo courtesy of Michael Schlosser.</p>

Passive Resister Response  

If someone is a true passive resister, you simply need to do for the arrestee what he or will not do himself. If he stands, but refuses to put his hands behind his back, you and your partner do this for him, place him in handcuffs, and escort him to the squad car.

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

Bringing Back Bicycle Patrol  

The main advantage of using a police bicycle is stealth. Everyone is looking out for sirens in the distance and preparing for police cruisers to roll up. However, unless the bad guys are covering all access points with lookouts, the police bicycle can sneak in through what would ordinarily be considered inaccessible vehicle entry points.

<p>Photo courtesy of John Schoen.</p>

Shots Fired: Jackson County, Kansas 02/18/2000  

No sooner were the words out of Schoen's mouth than he observed the shooter coming down the ladder in front of the house and walking toward his patrol car. He heard his K-9, "Falco," barking at the man from his back seat kennel.

<p>Photo courtesy of ESS.</p>

ESS' Rollbar Series Eyewear  

While ESS has produced interchangeable lenses since 2004, the Ketchum, Idaho-based company recently improved its tactical interchangeable-lens eyewear. The improved design is available in the company's new Rollbar Series.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"  

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

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