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November 2013 Issue

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Cover Story

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction

By Paul Clinton

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will offer at least one police vehicle in an all-wheel or four-wheel-drive configuration.

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Features

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

Streamlining the Job  

New technology and modern practices are saving wear and tear on everything from budgets to personnel. In an era of doing more with less, it just makes sense.

<p>Photo courtesy of Zero Motorcycles.</p>

Electric Motorcycles on Patrol  

While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have made inroads into police fleets.


Columns

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Guilt, Shame, and the Crimefighter  

I can’t have you hesitating in an armed confrontation because of some deep-seated guilt that makes you believe you deserve to lose or should be punished.

Deadly Force in D.C.  

Critics often ask why officers didn't shoot at the tires. The answer is that law enforcement tactics don't follow Hollywood fiction. They must work in the real world.

Airsoft Tragedy in Sonoma County  

What might have happened if the subject had been a gang member, the AK had been real, and the deputy hadn’t taken action?


Reviews

<p>Photo courtesy of Streamlight</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-2G Weapon-mounted Light  

For duty use the TLR-2G is hard to beat. It will fit most modern service weapons and there are a variety of duty holsters designed to fit around it.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Police Product Test: Keen Detroit Soft-toe 8" Boots  

If you're looking for a great hiking boot disguised as a smart-looking duty boot, the Keen Detroits are a great choice.

<p>Photo: Alex Landeen</p>

Glock G21 Gen 4 Pistol  

The G21 has always been one of my favorite Glock pistols. My evaluation of the G21 Gen 4 involved five veteran shooters who shot the pistol during four different range sessions.


Departments

<p>Photo of Sgt. Steven Means courtesy of the Early (Texas) Police Department</p>

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012  

Right smack in the middle of the kill zone, Sgt. Means figured tactical withdrawal was not an option—the shooter could nail him before he had a chance to get very far.

<p>Paintball is one way to get immediate training feedback.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Photo: Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office</p>

Movement to Contact  

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

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

Searching “Fleeting Targets”  

A fleeting targets search may be made at any time and any place where you have lawful access and PC.

<p>Photo courtesy of Escape International</p>

Escape International AirTEP Platform  

Even when the AirTEP is deployed and hanging from a helicopter carrying a full load of passengers, it's possible to fly the craft at up to 100 knots for several miles until everyone can be brought to safety.

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