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September 29, 2009 | Editor's Corner
As state budgets tighten all across the country, more and more people are arguing for the early release of the "non-violent" offender. That begs the question just how non-violent are these folks? The answer won't shock police officers. The answer is that most "non-violent" offenders are actually quite violent. They may even have committed violent crimes and plea bargained down to non-violent charges. And even if they are truly non-violent, that doesn't mean they haven't committed serious crimes.
September 29, 2009 | Editor's Corner
I have always been skeptical about "drug awareness" programs. But conversations with D.A.R.E. officers and their students during a 5.11 Tactical retreat in Montana have shown me the value of Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
September 14, 2009 | Shots Fired Supplemental Audio
POLICE Magazine's associate editor Dean Scoville interviews Sgt. Dave Lawler of the Linn County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office who is the subject of our October "Shots Fired" article. On Feb. 16, 2008, Sgt. Lawler received a call about a deranged man standing in the street yelling at the passing cars and waving a shotgun. The man then moved to a gas station, where he took a hostage. Sgt. Lawler went to the gas station to stop the man's rampage and rescue the hostage. What resulted was a tense confrontation with multiple shots fired by both the officer and the gunman.
September 14, 2009 | Police Chiefs
Anthony Batts, who was picked to lead the Oakland (Calif.) PD, spoke with POLICE Magazine about his plan to upgrade technology, improve patrol morale, and bring additional resources to a department facing budget cuts and the grief from the loss of four officers killed pursuing a desperate parolee. Batts arrives from Long Beach, Calif., a city with similar demographics, where crime fell in six of his seven years as chief.
August 28, 2009 | Author Interviews
In this cast, Lawrence Kane describes an effective technique for handcuffing an out-of-control suspect. The martial arts instructor and author of "Surviving Armed Assaults" also gives you one surefire thing to say to a belligerent person to help you gain control of the situation without needing to get physical. Kane's book has been praised by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman as an effective tool to gain greater awareness, defend against various weapons and manage the aftermath of violence.
August 19, 2009 | Editor's Corner
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman spoke with POLICE Editor David Griffith while attending the TREXPO East show and conference in Chantilly, Va. The author of "On Killing" and former Army Ranger who is also one of the nation's experts on human aggression and violent crime gave the event's keynote address. In a podcast that was recorded Wednesday, Aug. 19, Grossman discusses the warrior spirit, concealed carry, and preventing terrorism. Grossman concluded his presentation on Aug. 20.
August 3, 2009 | Author Interviews
As a member of the Texas Rangers from 1966 to 1993, Joaquin Jackson watched the evolution of the law enforcement agency into a modern outfit. In his adventure-filled memoir "One Ranger," Jackson recalls what it was like to respond when riots threatened, violence erupted and criminals needed to be brought to justice along the Texas-Mexico border. Jackson, an NRA board member, also responds to President Obama's call to re-institute the assault weapons ban.
July 16, 2009 | Editor's Corner
The Carbon Motors E7 prototype patrol vehicle looks something like a cross between an exotic sports car and a prop vehicle from a science fiction film. As collaboration between law enforcement officers and forward-thinking auto executives, the car is scheduled to be produced in 2012. A 3.0-liter clean-diesel engine powers a vehicle the company says may deliver 300 hp. Listen to our interview with Stacy Dean Stephens, the former Texas patrol officer who envisioned the car. We featured the car in the February 2009 issue.
July 13, 2009 | Editor's Corner
This editorial, titled "Brace for Impact," was our reaction to the beginnings of the economic meltdown triggered by the banking crisis. We predicted budget cuts would follow, and they have. It was written for the November 2008 issue.