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June 28, 2012 | Author Interviews
Sgt. Rory Miller, a retired Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff's corrections deputy, wrote "Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected" as a follow-up to his earlier "Meditations on Violence." In his interview with POLICE, he explains "the monkey dance," provides a counter-ambush strategy, and discusses how officers can break "the freeze" that may occur when engaging a violent suspect.
May 30, 2012 | Author Interviews
A deeper look at the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995 is provided by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles in "Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters." The authors construct a detailed account of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh and others, as well as giving new details about one of the most wide-ranging federal law enforcement investigations in history.
April 24, 2012 | Author Interviews
San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo, one of law enforcement's foremost graffiti enforcement investigators, discusses the five types of graffiti, explains how to gather intel to identify messages, and tells patrol officers what they need to include in a vandalism report. Sgt. Waldo's book, "Taggers and the Graffiti Culture," is proprietary training material.
March 28, 2012 | Author Interviews
New York City has long been a breeding ground for spies, saboteurs, and terrorists who view it as a top target. In his "Battleground New York City," Thomas Reppetto covers post-9/11 police strategies and recounts law enforcement's efforts to thwart terrorists and covert operators since 1861. Reppetto focuses on the coordinated efforts of the NYPD, Secret Service, and FBI to counter these threats.
February 28, 2012 | Author Interviews
Officer John Caprarelli was one of the first Los Angeles Police Department officers to arrive at the scene of the Bank of America in North Hollywood on Feb. 28, 1997. Officer Caprarelli gives a personal first-hand account of the 44-minute gun battle with two heavily armed suspects in his new book, "Uniform Decisions." Officer Caprarelli discusses other events during his 27-year LAPD career.
February 8, 2012 | Author Interviews
Dr. James Jones delves into a high-profile case in "A Murder In West Covina," a fact-based dramatization of the 1959 case of Dr. Bernard Finch, a sociopath who murdered his wife, after she began divorce proceedings. Jones interviewed police officers involved in the case, as well as current-day officers with a connection.
January 23, 2012 | Author Interviews
Paul Barrett, a firearms industry reporter, discusses his book, "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun." Barrett tells the story of the obscure Austrian curtain-rod maker who produced an innovative gun that was reliable and easy to operate. He explains how and why Glock became the dominant police sidearm.
November 8, 2011 | Author Interviews
This month, we're providing an interview with Sylvia Longmire about her book, "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars," which you can experience in print and online. In her book, the former senior intelligence analyst gives concrete examples of how violence caused by Mexico's drug war has landed on American soil. Longmire explains the fundamental problem and gives examples of the cross-border violence. Read our Q&A, "The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire," which appears in the November issue of POLICE.
October 27, 2011 | Author Interviews
Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA, documents America's shift away from a radical gun-control agenda that dominated the political landscape in the 1960s and '70s in "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America." In the book, Winkler traces Second Amendment battles back to the Colonial Era and explains how U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of the handgun ban in D.C. with the Heller decision reframed the debate.
September 1, 2011 | Author Interviews
Jack and Mary Branson have collaborated on "Delayed Justice," which takes readers inside the minds of several of the most dogged cold-case investigators, who worked with active officers to solve cases in the book including the homicides of a 29-year-old Atlanta teacher in 1988 and 42-year-old Kentucky man found in a wooded lot.