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The Tough Guy: Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Photo courtesy of Newscom/Splash News.

At 75, Joe Arpaio is serving his fourth term as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. It's a job he's held for 15 years, much to the delight of the voting population in the Phoenix area and much to the dismay of politically correct, civil liberties advocates who characterize his policies as cruel and the man himself as a dangerous dinosaur.

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Mentally Ill Subjects

Research shows that approximately five percent of U.S. citizens have a serious mental illness. What this means for law enforcement is that approximately seven percent of police contacts involve a mentally ill person and 10 to 15 percent of incarcerated persons are mentally ill.

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Motor Patrol 2007

For almost 100 years American law enforcement officers have been riding motorcycles in the line of duty. Even before Chief August Vollmer, who is credited with organizing the first official Police Motorcycle Patrol in the United States with the Berkeley (Calif.) Police Department in 1911, law enforcement recognized the value of motorcycles.

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2007 Michigan Vehicle Tests

2007 Michigan Vehicle Tests

Every fall, law enforcement vehicles are tested by two of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies: the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police. This year, Ford brought a hybrid vehicle.

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Mobile Data Solutions

Perhaps the greatest change in law enforcement technology over the last decade has been the rapid proliferation of computers into patrol cars. The average patrol officer can now be dispatched to a call, write up reports, and receive critical alerts on his or her car computer.

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How to Spot a Stolen Car

How to Spot a Stolen Car

There are many motivations for stealing cars. Some are taken by kids for so-called “joyrides.” Others are shipped to foreign countries and resold or chopped into parts. And more and more often, stolen cars are used to facilitate other crimes, including burglaries, robberies, assaults, and the transportation of narcotics and smuggled immigrants.

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TREXPO West 2007: Double Duty

All you have to do is listen to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman for a few minutes, and you will quickly realize the great love that he has for America and for the men and women who secure the liberty of Americans.

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TREXPO West 2007: Something for Everyone

TREXPO West 2007: Something for Everyone

TREXPO is both a trade show and an educational conference for law enforcement officers. And this year’s TREXPO West held recently in Long Beach, Calif., offered excellent training opportunities for both SWAT and patrol officers.

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TREXPO West 2007: Best of Show

Who says you can’t take it with you? Some of the coolest products at TREXPO West this year were made to be portable, and more than a few possessed that amazing “Why didn’t I think of that?” factor. Talk about a stellar combination.

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Chevy Tahoe: Large and In Charge

Contrary to some rumors, size does matter. This is just one of the many things the 2007 Chevy Tahoe has going for it. The Tahoe makes a strong impression. While test driving the PD-equipped model for this article, I had many people stop to take a long look and ask me questions about it.