Dialing for Evidence

It’s 0-dark-30 HRS and your team is gearing up to hit the five locations listed on your search warrant. Your search-warrant check list includes computers, CDs, flash-storage media, business documents and, now, mobile phones. Evidence collection has just gotten harder....

Third Degree: A New Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson (S&W)  has decided to try to retake the American law enforcement market it dominated during the revolver days by introducing its new Military & Police (M&P) semi-automatic pistol. The M&P .40 is a polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol...

Digital Patrol, Part 2

Digital cameras might sound like a great idea for law enforcement use for many reasons, including no film to buy, store, process or waste; easy storage of images on a computer; and no need to produce expensive reprinted enlargements. But, and it's a big but, what...

ILEETA Training Conference & Expo

The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) will hold its 2006 International Training Conference and Expo in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Ill., April 25–29. More than 600 law enforcement instructors from across the United...

Growing Pains

About a year ago, Chief Mike King of the Prairie du Chien (Wis.) Police Department contacted me regarding the controversy swirling around the use of TASERs by law enforcement. The chief sits on the tactical skills advisory committee of the Wisconsin Department of...

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