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September 2013 Issue

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Cover Story

What It's Like to Be Shot

By Dean Scoville

Perhaps the most significant factor in an officer's ability to recover from a shooting incident is the level of support offered to him by his department. Departments that provide post-shooting support and advocate for their officers in the media and with health care providers are more likely to benefit from their actions in the long run.

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Features

<p>Photo courtesy of Saltus Technologies.</p>

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier  

Few advancements in law enforcement technology have had more impact nationwide than electronic citation. The technology has been on line a little more than a decade, and e-citation systems are now in use by federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. And they all sing its praises.

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

Public Response to In-Custody Deaths  

The chances of an in-custody death subsequent to police use of less-lethal weapons sparking a media firestorm in your city are ever growing. So it is imperative that your agency be prepared to respond to the public and media when an arrest-related death occurs.

<p>Panasonic&#39;s Toughpad FZ-G1 is a fully rugged, 10-inch tablet that runs Windows 7 or Windows 8. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.</p>

The Next Stage of Patrol Computers  

Your next mobile in-car laptop will probably connect to the Internet using built-in wireless connectivity like the latest smartphones and tablets. Your agency may even choose to equip your car with a tablet instead of a laptop.


Columns

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

Disability Pay: Adding Insult to Injury  

Our injured federal officers are humble, honorable Americans who sacrificed to serve our great nation. Yet certain members of the Senate opt to ignore the sacrifice of these men and women, and now attack their means to survive.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;&quot;http:/www.flickr.com/photos/21855797@N00/3799149156/&quot;&quot; target=&quot;&quot;_blank&quot;&quot;>ReSurge International</a>/Flickr.</p>

The Last Full Measure  

Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.

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

The Danger List  

Over the years I have seen many variations on "deadly errors" officers make to get themselves hurt but the version that is still my favorite is the first one I learned, and I think it is time to do a quick review.


Reviews

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

Police Product Test: SureFire M600 Ultra Scout  

The previous model had a maximum output of 120 lumens, the new one produces 500 lumens. That means the new Ultra Scout cannot only clear a room, but also light up a target at 100 yards.

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

Glock 30S Subcompact Pistol  

The Glock 30S frame is borrowed from the 30SF; a subcompact .45 ACP with a capacity of 10 rounds. The benefit here is a larger frame allowing for 10-round capacity.


Departments

<p>Photo courtesy of Mag Instruments.</p>

The Tactical Maglites  

Introduced earlier this year, the Mag-Tac line consists of two lights: a patrol model and a tactical model. Both lights are mid-sized, five inches long and one inch in diameter, feature Cree LEDs, and are constructed of aircraft aluminum.

<p>Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff&#39;s Dep. Richard Olszynski was featured in October 2010. Photo: POLICE file</p>

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA  

For our 100th "Shots Fired" article, I'm going to step outside the normal formula of our concept and talk about some things I've learned and some heroic officers I've had the honor of interviewing.

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

Dealing with the Deaf  

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it very clear that hearing impaired people are entitled to the same level of service from law enforcement officers as anyone else. So it's your job to accommodate people with hearing loss.

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

Understanding the OODA Loop  

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John Boyd to explain the dynamics of fighter combat and why some pilots succeed when others fail.

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

When Silence is Golden  

Whenever you see or hear a suspect doing or saying something an innocent person would not, your observations should go into your reports. The suspect's selective silence can sometimes indicate a consciousness of guilt.

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