The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Unlike other professionals, police officers deal with people from all walks of life—the rich and poor, young and old, educated and uneducated, healthy and unhealthy. Sometimes officers come into contact with disabled individuals, and during those times, officers may...
Software for the Artistically Challenged

Software for the Artistically Challenged

No matter how computer literate you get, eventually you’ll stumble over something you find difficult. For me, it’s graphics. I don’t mean tweaking photographs or even editing video. I can manage OK with those, and can even make myself look pretty competent, given...
Battling Bigotry

Battling Bigotry

Dear Bullethead: I think I'm turning into a racist. I'm a white cop working in a large northeast city where we have serious gang problems. On my beat, it s Asian gangs. They're vicious and scary. I know my attitude is probably starting to show. I...
When SOP is not enough

When SOP is not enough

It s 1930 hrs on a Saturday evening, and you re completing a job to locate and clear suspects from a residence. You re positioned outside a plantation house. Intel photos show a standard, one-story building with several adjacent barns. The house has a large brick...

Third Degree: The HK .45

With an obvious kinship to Heckler & Koch's successful Universal Self-Loading Pistol (USP), the simply named HK .45 is a marriage of the USP and the firm's more streamlined P-2000 pistol. In a nutshell, the HK .45 is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic...

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