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Help Them Understand

This month, I want to share with you one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned both in life and law enforcement. Admittedly, I should have discovered this “secret” long before I did, and I hope that it will help you find success in your personal and professional efforts. If you have either children or subordinates, you’ll probably pick up on the basic concept much quicker than those who do not.

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Records Management System

Individual officers & management commonly throw these questions out when asked about how their agency's records are stored & used.

A records management system (RMS) is basically a data-storage system for many different types of records. It s easy to see how access to this vast library of information could affect many different facets of our profession and ultimately help us provide more efficient service to our personnel and the communities we serve. But how do we store this information? And once it's stored, how do we search it?

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Third Degree: The 90-Two & Px4 Storm Pistols

Pietro Beretta S.P.A. is the world's oldest firearms manufacturer. In existence almost since the invention of the gun, Beretta offers a wide range of firearms for both sporting and defensive purposes. Probably best known for its high-end sporting shotguns, Beretta also supplies small arms to many of the world s armies and police agencies, including the U.S. military. The Beretta 92F 9mm pistol remains the official issue handgun for U.S. forces serving around the world. Rumors abound regarding its replacement; nevertheless, Beretta recently announced a new U.S.

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Announcements: Reed Elsevier Funds COPS Scholarship

On behalf of Elsevier Public Safety, publisher of Law Officer, Reed Elsevier will fund $4,500 in scholarships for Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS). COPS is a nationwide non-profit organization providing resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by federal government criteria. Reed Elsevier operates in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, providing high-quality and flexible information solutions to users.

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Announcements: Lamborghini Police Car

Law Officer Editor Dale Stockton speaks with Italian Polizia Stradale Officer Massimiliano Finore alongside the department s Lamborghini Gallardo at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference 2006. Donated by the Lamborghini Corporation, the car is driven only by specially trained officers and can reach 200 mph. According to Finore, the Gallardo has proved invaluable in stopping high-speed violators and has also become quite useful as a public-relations tool.

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