Field Narcotics Testing

Editor's Note: This is an expanded version of the article that appeared in the print version of Law Officer magazine. There was a lot of variation in the skills I learned in the police academy, and I'm not talking about the difference between things like...

The Whining Stops Now

Holy cow, the questions I read for this month were so horrible I decided to round-file them and just come up with my own issue to spout off about. The worst question ran about 5,000 words (4,500 or so too long). This thing outlined everything from bad leadership to...

Cop Killer on Death Row Commits Suicide

GREENE COUNTY, PA–A death-row inmate from Philadelphia who has been on the state's execution list since 1987 committed suicide Tuesday at a state prison in southwestern Pennsylvania, state police and his lawyer said yesterday. The body of William...

Cops Fume at Parade for Gang Leader

CHICAGO–The Fraternal Order of Police is fuming about the city's decision to grant a permit that paved the way for a Memorial Day weekend march honoring the birthday of David "King David" Barksdale, founder of the Gangster Disciples street...

Cops Trick Witness Into Identifying Alleged Shooter

PHILADELPHIA–In an unusual twist revealed in court yesterday, it was disclosed that police detectives had created a fake statement to get a witness in a homicide case to talk. The case – involving a made-up statement and the tricking of a witness...

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