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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.
October 25, 2010 | Police Chiefs
California's law enforcement community, as represented by the California Police Chief's Association, has lined up to oppose a ballot measure that, if passed, would legalize marijuana possession up to an ounce and allow cities and counties to permit growers, sellers and taxation of the drug. In this exclusive interview with POLICE, Covina PD's Chief Kim Raney explains why Proposition 19 would increase traffic fatalities, make it a crime to pay taxes on its sale and create a legitimized distribution network for Mexican drug cartels.
October 4, 2010 | Author Interviews
Don Mann, a U.S. Navy Seal and firearms trainer of federal law enforcement agents with the FBI, ATF and CIA, published "The Modern Day Gunslinger" as the "ultimate training manual" for law enforcement, competitive shooters, personal defense and those who looking to master handguns. In the interview, Mann discusses officer reaction curves during vehicle stops, one-handed reloads and tells us his favorite gun.
September 17, 2010 | Editor's Corner
On the eve of testing of the 2011 model year patrol vehicles, Lt. Keith Wilson of the Michigan State Police precision driving unit sat down with POLICE in Lansing to review the five new patrol vehicles, explain testing proceedures, and discuss officer safety during high-speed pursuits. Listen for Wilson's explanation of how Ford plans to get a "sneak peek" of the performance of its new police interceptors while it continues to develop the replacement for the Crown Vic.
September 13, 2010 | Shots Fired
On April 23, 2006, Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD officers pursued suspect Daniel Brown, who was driving a stolen Krispy Kreme truck. After officers hit his vehicle with a spike strip, Brown drove the limping vehicle to a Safeway, where he took a hostage. Listen to 20 minutes of radio traffic as dispatchers and officers coordinate a response that involved four law enforcement agencies. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the Sept. 2010 "Shots Fired."
August 31, 2010 | Author Interviews
What does it mean to be a good warrior? Courage? Justice? Wisdom? Benevolence? Psychology professor Charles Hackney answers these questions and others with "Martial Virtues," which includes lessons from the "world's greatest warriors." The book also explores the role of martial arts in character development.
August 19, 2010 | Editor's Corner
Islamist terrorism expert Steven Emerson discusses the stealth jihad movement and tells you what you need to know about the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. Emerson, who sat down with POLICE Editor David Griffith after speaking at POLICE-TREXPO East, advises LEOs to use intelligence and informants within known Muslim organizations to penetrate stealth jihadist cells. Emerson is the executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and was a reporter at CNN and "U.S. News & World Report." He has produced award-winning documentaries and books on jihadists, including his current "Jihad Incorporated."
August 17, 2010 | Editor's Corner
POLICE-TREXPO East started today in Chantilly, Va., and one of the highlights was the class on the Mumbai massacre taught by Don Alwes. Alwes is a lead instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association who specializes in active shooters and homeland security. Police Magazine's Editor David Griffith interviewed Alwes about active shooter response tactics and what the bad guys are doing to counter.
July 30, 2010 | Author Interviews
Veteran law enforcement trainer Dave Smith has always had a love of performing. So in 1980 he approached his commanders at the Arizona Department of Public Safety and asked them if he could make a series of funny training videos. His alter-ego J.D. "Buck" Savage was born. Buck is the most incompetent cop to ever wear an Arizona DPS uniform, and Dave Smith is one of the funniest. Today, Dave is retired and serving as the lead instructor for Calibre Press's "Street Survival" seminar series. In between his training sessions, Dave writes a back page column titled "In My Sights" for POLICE. Dave compiled some of his favorite columns into an "In My Sights" book. POLICE Editor David Griffith recently caught up with him by phone.