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Safety Tip: Cruiser Tactics

Traffic Stops

Sergeant Benjamin Gatto, military police

When exiting your vehicle on a traffic stop, do not latch your car door. This will allow you to get back into the unit more swiftly in a critical situation.

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Agency Profile: The Albuquerque Police Department

Nestled in the very center of the Southwest lies Albuquerque, N.M., a city of contrasts with many cultures, old-world tradition and new-city tech. With nearly 500,000 people, Albuquerque is the largest city in the state and covers nearly 190 square miles.

Policing this rapidly growing community is the responsibility of the men and women of the Albuquerque police department a progressive agency with quality personnel and a wealth of opportunities for its officers.

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Investigations: The Forensic Autopsy

Previous articles introduced a case involving the driver of a semi-trailer truck with a route that takes him through five different states. Once or twice a year he picks up a young girl a prostitute working a rest stop or a runaway hitchhiker and eventually gets her into the back of his truck. Once there, he chains her up, and over several days repeatedly rapes her and uses small fish hooks to peel the skin from every inch of her body. He keeps the skins as a trophy.

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I Learned About Policing From That: Off Duty & On Trial

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Matthew Hoskins is eager to reboot his promising career in law enforcement, but it's tough to land a cop job when you've been on trial for attempted murder.

A little more than two years ago, Hoskins was a lieutenant in a sheriff's office and a part-time police chief in rural Wisconsin. Today he fixes dishwashers.

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Training At The Next Level

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