Investigations: 10 Things Not to Do

Investigations: 10 Things Not to Do

I spent almost half of my career in investigations. I was even commander of the investigations division of our county’s homicide task force for six years.  I studied the craft, and trained, read and worked hard. Still, what I don’t know about investigations could fill...
The Right to Remain Silent

The Right to Remain Silent

I’d like to switch gears and focus this issue’s Tactics column on an area outside the street survival issues I usually write about. After my retirement from both operational law enforcement and Calibre Press, I taught college CJ for a few years. One of the courses I...
Street Gang Tactics

Street Gang Tactics

My July 2010 column (“Biker Run Tactics”) generated a lot of positive feedback. So I decided to devote this column to something that affects cops everywhere: street gang tactics. I had the pleasure of attending a three-day FBI confab on street gang trends a few months...
Ready & Willing

Ready & Willing

Flipping through the channels the other night, I caught part of a documentary about old West gunfighters. The show had a segment that highlighted Wild Bill Hickok. As you probably know, Hickok was a lawman in the mid 1800s with a revered reputation for his gun...
An Update on the Onion Field Murderer

An Update on the Onion Field Murderer

Late last month, the California Parole Board decided to not grant Gregory Powell parole for the 11th time. Most within the law enforcement community praised the decision. Rightfully so. [sc name=”Article Mobile Ad” ] Let me recap the incident for those...

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