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October 30, 2009 | Point of Law
Devallis Rutledge discusses why officers need to be careful when using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. You can also read the original article "The Whole World is Watching" from the September 2009 issue.
October 29, 2009 | Point of Law
Devallis Rutledge, author of POLICE Magazine's Point of Law articles, discusses what officers need to know about how the Supreme Court's Kansas v. Ventris and Montejo v. Louisiana rulings have affected the way officers must conduct interrogations lawfully under the Sixth Amendment. You can also read the original articles "Sixth Amendment Revisited" from the July 2009 issue and "Sixth Amendment Waivers" from August 2009.
October 15, 2009 | Author Interviews
In his book, Leonard Levitt examines the lines of power that often result in the NYPD's police commissioner and mayor duking it out for "publicity, credit and power." Levitt's "NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption In the Country's Greatest Police Force" is based in his experiences covering the department as a columnist for Newsday. In the book, he covers the high and low points of the administrations of William Bratton, Howard Safir, Bernie Kerik and current commissioner Ray Kelly.
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
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.