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November 2018 Issue

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Cover Story

Training the Bomb Hunters

By David Griffith

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs can detect explosives being carried on the body of a moving person.

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<p>Deploying counter-drone technology by force to disrupt a drone&#39;s flight (including interfering with the operator of a drone) is potentially an act of aircraft piracy. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Can You Legally Counter a Drone?  

What can you do to protect the public and yourself from drones?

<p>If they don&#39;t respond to Ask and Tell, Make them comply, using your full and legal authority to do so. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Two Tools for Field Communications  

Two models may help your field conversations, depending on who you're talking to. Introduce-Explain-Ask is a service-oriented approach for relatively low-stress encounters. For tougher, more volatile situations, you can use Ask-Tell-Make.


<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Letting Go  

Decide to live in the now, dealing with the things you can control.

<p>Editor David Griffith (Photo: Kelly Bracken)</p>

Apple's Double Standard  

No American company should be allowed to foil the lawful work of American police in the name of privacy.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

Paying the Price  

The migrant caravan brings us multi-faceted problems and costs, and the substantial financial impact should not be ignored.


<p>First Tactical says one of the reasons the V2 pants offer such performance is their construction. Photo: First Tactical</p>

First Tactical: The Refined Tac Pant  

"The V2 pant is performance-ready and purpose-built to handle any mission that arises while maintaining the neat, clean, and professional look required for public safety."

<p>Patrol officers don&#39;t have the all the equipment and training of tactical units, but they can learn from the tactics, including room clearing from the threshold. (Photo: Franklin Rau)</p>

Responding to the Active Shooter  

Nearly two decades after Columbine there shouldn't be any question as to what we as law enforcement should do in an active shooter situation. We have to respond as safely as possible, grab what we have with us, and stop the killing.

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