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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.
July 29, 2011 | Author Interviews
State law enforcement agencies are featured in William Mauldin's "State Troopers of America," an encyclopedic reference to the badges, patches, uniforms and vehicles of the 50 state law enforcement agencies.
June 28, 2011 | Author Interviews
Noted gun writer Patrick Sweeney discusses tactical rifles and his latest book, "Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle." He gives an overview of non-AR rifles such as the FN SCAR, AK, and Steyr AUG. More importantly, he offers suggestions about choosing a sling, what to look for in an optic, how much to spend on gear, and whether to practice only with agency-issued ammunition.
April 28, 2011 | Author Interviews
Chief Gerald Garner brings more than 40 years of law enforcement experience to his "High-Risk Patrol: Reducing the Danger to You." With the book, Chief Garner provides a general orientation for survival and details the specifics the intelligent police professional must master to come out on top in risk situations such as vehicle stops, DV calls, intoxicated subjects, hostage takers, ambush attacks, prisoner transport, emotionally disturbed subjects and off-duty confrontations.