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May 2014 Issue

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Cover Story

Heart Trouble

By David Griffith

What is certainly true is that the lifestyle of many working law enforcement officers amounts to a recipe for heart disease.

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Features

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

Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters  

In law enforcement training we tend to focus only on how to draw a full-size service pistol from a duty holster. Let's look at some preferred techniques for drawing from a variety of concealed carry, off-duty, and special operation holsters.

Are You Having a Heart Attack?  

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is seen on television or in the movies. In one study, one-third of the patients who had heart attacks felt no chest pain.


Columns

Duty Dangers  

If you really want to gain some insight into all the hazards you face on the job—both the felonious and the non-felonious variety—then all you have to do is read the newsletters that we send via e-mail to you several times per week.

Forgetting the Lessons of 9/11  

Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense have made it clear that aviation security remains a top priority. So why has the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) decided to close down six Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) field offices?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Eustress Me!  

Seeking stimulus makes you stronger when you do it properly, but don't blame law enforcement for your three failed marriages and bad liver.


Reviews

<p>Photo: Motorola</p>

Police Product Test: Motorola Mission Critical Bluetooth Earpiece  

Motorola's new Mission Critical Bluetooth Earpiece is what I would call the cutting edge of communications equipment. It thoroughly addresses both of the problems I had with my first rig.

<p>Photo: Becky Leavitt</p>

Beretta BU9 Nano Pistol  

Many officers and concealed carry civilians are not very fond of small-caliber pocket pistols such as .380s and .32s, which is why Beretta chambered the Nano for the 9mm and .40 S&W cartridges.Is the Nano truly "tiny?" Well with an overall length of only 5.6 inches, a height of 4.2 inches, and a width of less than an inch, the answer is "Yes."

<p>Photo: Point Blank Enterprises</p>

Police Product Test: Point Blank Alpha Elite Vest  

The Alpha Elite is soft, concealable body armor, available in NIJ Level II or IIIA for both male and female cuts and is NIJ 0101.06 compliant. Basically the same stuff we all wear on duty right now. Now let's talk about what sets it apart from technology of the past.


Departments

<p>Successful LEOs seek out knowledge. One way is to work with other units.Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

3 Things to Make You a Success  

I have found there are three essential characteristics that are common to all outstanding LEOs: having curiosity, maintaining a sense of urgency, and having a thirst for knowledge. It's easy to remember the three if you use the acronym "CUT."

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

Shots Fired: Mt. Orab, Ohio 01/03/2010  

Officer Conley had taken a bullet to the back, but he was still conscious, breathing, and mobile—and therefore able to fight.

<p>Photo: Lenco</p>

Lenco BombCat: Built to Take the Blast  

Known to the company and its customers as the "BombCat," the EOD model BearCat was, like most of the company's products, the result of a customer request.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Suspect Contact and Control  

It's critically important for you to be able to control the suspect at the point of initial contact, and it is equally important for you to have control tactic options once the initial contact is made.

<p>Photo: Vincent Taroc</p>

Stop and Frisk?  

Many people who use the term "stop and frisk" fail to realize that there actually is no such concept in the law, and that the phrase "stop and frisk" couples two constitutionally distinct activities that do not necessarily coincide. This misunderstanding is easily traced to the coincidence in Terry v. Ohio.

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