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February 2014 Issue

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Cover Story

Fighting the "Never Say Die" Killer

By Dean Scoville

Taking the one-percenter out is problematic. You're no doubt familiar with the extremely popular cable television series "The Walking Dead" in which you have to shoot the brain to put down the monster. This often holds true in getting the one-percenters to go "lights out," too.

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Features

Rapid DNA: Finding the Money  

Rapid DNA technologies are strong candidates for grant proposals because they speed arrests and can potentially help communities reduce non-violent crime.

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

Speeding Up DNA Analysis  

New rapid DNA profiling technologies are emerging to help address agencies' challenges. One system, for example, automates DNA profiling from a simple cheek swab, generating results in about 90 minutes.

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

Speed Sign Success  

Every driver speeds now and again, especially on heavily trafficked thoroughfares. A reminder in the form of a temporary radar sign displaying the driver's speed may be all that's needed to bring down vehicles' speedometer readings.


Columns

<p>Photo courtesy of Joseph Saitta</p>

Excel in Online Education  

Whether you're a novice or an old hand at completing degrees and training online, here are some practical tips to help you excel in online courses.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

A Warrior's Service  

Too often people say negative things about the term "warrior" when what they are really against are "members of a tribe." There is no good thing about our society that was not made possible by a warrior's courage, sacrifice, and service.

Texas Cop Killer Execution: Justice Too Long Delayed  

The man who pulled the trigger and ended Officer Gaddis' life was Edgar Tamayo. He may have had a low IQ, but when it came to killing he was a savant.


Reviews

<p>Photos: Elaine Sandberg, Lin Webb, and Becky Leavitt</p>

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-762 Rifle  

The SR-762 I received from Ruger was an impressive looking and feeling rifle. While at 8.6 pounds it's no lightweight, it was nicely balanced for fast, natural handling.

<p>Photo courtesy of SureFire</p>

Police Product Test: SureFire P3X Fury  

These days, if you're not pushing 1,000 lumens out of a handheld light you're not impressing anyone. The new SureFire P3X Fury handheld tactical light impresses everyone.

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

Police Product Test: Casio G-shock GW-9400 Rangeman Watch  

Casio's GW-9400 isn't as much a watch as it is a wrist-mounted computer. It has the standard clock and stopwatch functions found on almost all G-Shocks but raises the bar by adding an altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, alarm, countdown timer, and a memory function to log all of this info should you need it.


Departments

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

Defending Against a Ground Attack  

One of the worst-case scenarios for officers is to be on the ground with assailants sitting on top of them punching or choking them. In order to train for this worst-case scenario, your tactics need to be simple and effective.

AngelTrax's VizuCop 360 In-Car Video  

In-car video is one of the most mature markets in contemporary law enforcement with numerous established companies all struggling for their piece of the pie. So it's not every day that a new player enters this arena. But that's exactly what Newton, Ala.-based AngelTrax expects to do some time around the end of March with its VizuCop 360 system.

Shots Fired: Marshalltown, Iowa 11/02/2012  

The seemingly tireless duo crossed in front of Jefferson's patrol unit. Jefferson drew his sidearm and yelled, "Stop! Police! Let me see your hands! Get on the ground!"

<p>Photo: iStock</p>

Constitutional Home Entry  

Private residences enjoy the highest levels of Fourth Amendment protection against governmental intrusion. Here are the 10 most common ways to get inside a home without violating the Fourth Amendment.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Maintain a Healthy Mind  

If you don't work to maintain a healthy mind, you will lose a running battle with things like memory, stress, and empathy, which are all important for a law enforcement officer's daily routine.

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