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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.
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.
March 15, 2011 | Shots Fired
On Oct. 28, 2009, Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office deputies pursued a Ford Mustang driven by suspect Kentin Dion Brooks. Listen to 30 minutes of radio traffic as dispatchers and officers coordinate the multi-agency response to Brooks' campaign of vehicular terror. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the March 2011 "Shots Fired."
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.
January 20, 2011 | Editor's Corner
POLICE Magazine caught up with law enforcement trainer and "Top Shot" contestent Chris Cerino at SHOT Shot 2011. Cerino, who leads firearms training for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, explains how to best choose a patrol rifle, gives three tips for improving sidearm accuracy and lets you know what in his mind when he's acquiring a sight picture.
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.
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.