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Author Interviews


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State Troopers of America

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.

Tactical Rifles

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.

Red Team Counter-Terror Training

June 9, 2011 | Author Interviews

Stephen Sloan and Robert Bunker explain red-team simulations, role playing for LE, and the terrorist attack cycle in discussing their book, "Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training."

High-Risk Patrol

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.

Fire Investigations and the Patrol Officer

March 30, 2011 | Author Interviews

Richard J. Keyworth provides detailed accounts of 14 fires he investigated as both a municipal and private investigator in "Fires: Accidental or Arson." Keyworth shares investigative tips for officers when responding to a fire that will bolster the case, and he explains what patrol officers should look for when first arriving at a scene.

Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City

February 11, 2011 | Author Interviews

Sgt. John "Rick" Baker takes readers to the front lines of the urban war against violent crime fought by the men and women of the Compton (Calif.) Police Department in his memoir, "Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City." The men and women of the department, which was disbanded in 2000 for budgetary reasons, had a force of no more than 130 officers to deal with 10,000 criminals.

Stress Training for Tactical LE

January 27, 2011 | Author Interviews

Performance trainer Will Brink provides functional ideas for establishing a physical training program for tactical officers with, "Practical Applied Stress Training (P.A.S.T.) for Tactical Law Enforcement." In the interview, Brink gives suggestions for getting equipment with little or no budget, explains training concepts and provides single-operator and two-man stage drills.

Cop Stories

December 29, 2010 | Author Interviews

Retired Baltimore officer Dick Ellwood tells his best stories from 25 years as a beat cop, vice detective, homicide unit supervisor and arson/bomb squad leader with the Baltimore Police Department. In "Cop Stories: The Few, The Proud, The Ugly," Ellwood chronicles his arrest of boyhood hero Mickey Mantle as a first-year officer, a vice arrest of a body part and his most memorable (and still unsolved) homicide case with an NFL player as the prime suspect.

Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Hills

November 23, 2010 | Author Interviews

Joseph Wambaugh's "Hollywood Hills" is the former LAPD copper's fourth novel following the fictional officers of Hollywood Station that also provides "spot-on character sketches of Hollywood's finest parade of low lives in high places and motley violators of every ilk," according to the publicity material. Wambaugh discusses his book, sources of inspiration and his own favorite books and police TV shows. He spoke with POLICE Magazine following mid-November publication and days before he began work on a new (non-Hollywood) novel.

Police Defensive Tactics

October 29, 2010 | Author Interviews

As an officer and trainer with the Portland Police Bureau, Loren Christensen taught defensive tactics for 25 years, after which he wrote "Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior." Christensen discusses concepts from the book, which covers topics such as retaining balance during a fight, how to avoid groundfighting, a subject's most vulnerable area during a baton strike, and the biggest failing in police DT training.


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