POLICE Magazine is dedicated to providing law enforcement officers of all ranks with information that will help them do their jobs more efficiently, professionally, and safely. Each issue of POLICE includes columns written by police, firearms, and legal experts, as well as topical issue-oriented features produced by leading law enforcement journalists.
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Publisher & Show Chair
Leslie Pfeiffer (formerly Maris) has been Publisher and National Sales Manager of POLICE Magazine since July 1998 and is Show Chair of POLICE-TREXPO, and covers the West coast territory for all of the protection group properties. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of publishing and marketing. Her background in the publishing industry includes experience in management, advertising, strategic planning, marketing, circulation and editorial.
David Griffith has been editor of POLICE Magazine since December 2001. He brings more than 25 years of experience on magazines and newspapers to POLICE . A Maggie award-winning journalist, his byline has appeared on hundreds of articles in POLICE and other national magazines.
Managing Editor Melanie Basich joined POLICE Magazine in 2000. An award-winning journalist, she has covered such topics as agency budgets, officer suicide, emerging law enforcement technologies, and active shooter tactics. She writes and manages the product section of POLICE. Feel free to phone her with questions or ideas for the magazine.
Recipient of multiple awards for government service, Dean Scoville brings twenty-five years of law enforcement experience to POLICE magazine. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department veteran is also the author of "Shots Fired", a monthly column examining officer-involved shootings as experienced by the officers themselves. He writes on a variety of topics that directly impact the administrative, investigative, and patrol aspects of law enforcement.
National Sales Manager (EAST)
Susan Freel is the most recent addition to the POLICE Magazine Staff as the National Sales Manager covering our East Coast territory, however she's not new to the industry or to law enforcement professionals. She brings to POLICE Magazine eight years of experience in multi-media ad sales within our market. In her new position at Bobit Business Media, Susan Freel represents POLICE Magazine, POLICE Recruit, Policemag.com, Campus Safety and TREXPO East and West shows. She looks forward to working together with manufacturers and distributors in designing effective marketing campaigns to promote their products and services to the industry, utilizing the most-respected magazines, shows and website in law enforcement today.
As an award-winning reporter, Paul started his career in 1993, working Southern California newspaper beats covering city halls, airports, and urban schools. As the Web editor of Policemag.com, Paul hosts a monthly author's interview podcast, blogs about vehicles and technology, curates news and video, and provides enterprise reporting on law enforcement topics. He previously edited aftermarket automotive magazine Mobile Electronics at Bobit Business Media.