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Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

As it turned out, this was a perfect example of the "bad assignment" that resulted in many positive outcomes.

July 13, 2018

Sheriff Paul

Sheriff Paul

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, must deal with the legacy of Sheriff Joe while working to reshape his agency into what he believes it should be.

October 14, 2017

First Person: Working in the Saddle

First Person: Working in the Saddle

The men and women on the Mounted Unit were able to ride and control those horses in chaotic scenes in a way that made it look effortless. I've always loved animals and I knew after seeing the Mounted Unit in action that I wanted to give it a try.

April 10, 2017

Up Through the Ranks

Up Through the Ranks

Now that Williams has achieved one of her greatest career goals by becoming chief of her hometown Phoenix PD, she has equally lofty goals for the department.

December 7, 2016

Shots Fired: Tempe,  Arizona 03/03/2015

Shots Fired: Tempe, Arizona 03/03/2015

Like many law enforcement officers, Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe (AZ) Police Department had a routine she practiced before reporting for her shift. But on Tuesday morning March 3, 2015, something didn't feel right. 

June 9, 2016

Beyond CIT

Beyond CIT

When it comes to the mentally ill, many police departments are finding themselves reluctantly cast as community "caregivers of last resort." Two agencies in Southern Arizona have developed a better way to respond.

October 24, 2014

50 Years After Miranda

50 Years After Miranda

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

May 21, 2013

Providing Trauma Care

Providing Trauma Care

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

January 24, 2013

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.

July 18, 2011

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War

Drug-related home invasions are especially prevalent in the Sunbelt. Southern Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta serve as distribution points for traffickers delivering narcotic loads from Mexican drug trafficking organizations to distribution points where dealers and street gangs wait for their arrival.

November 3, 2010

Combating Human Smuggling

Combating Human Smuggling

A storm-water channel connecting the higher-elevation Nogales, Sonora, brings runoff into Nogales, Ariz., and can also deliver illegal immigrants willing to risk drowning when the waters rise.

October 31, 2010

Patrolling the Broken Border

Patrolling the Broken Border

A metal fence divides Nogales, USA from another Nogales: Nogales, Sonora, a much poorer Nogales where law enforcement is under attack from drug trafficking cartels and the cartels are under attack from many rivals.

October 31, 2010

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Arizona 04/23/2006

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Arizona 04/23/2006

This month, you're receiving an enhanced "Shots Fired" from POLICE Magazine. In addition to the usual gripping storytelling, we've also embedded links to the radio dispatch traffic, overhead thermal-image view from the helicopter and photos from the crime scene. Enjoy.

September 27, 2010

Miranda Warning Issues

Miranda Warning Issues

Miranda warnings are triggered by a simple formula: Custody + Interrogation = The requirement for Miranda warnings. A motorist is not in "custody" for Miranda purposes when he or she is detained for an ordinary traffic stop.

May 11, 2010

How It All Began: <i>Miranda v. Arizona</i>

How It All Began: <i>Miranda v. Arizona</i>

The genesis of the Miranda warnings can be traced to March 13, 1963, when Ernesto Arturo Miranda was arrested by officers of the Phoenix Police Department for stealing $4 from a bank worker and for the kidnap and rape of another woman.

May 11, 2010

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