POLICE Magazine - August 2013

COVER STORY

Can Mumbai Come to America?

By Donald Mihalek
The failure of any law enforcement agency to equip and train its personnel, and help its officers prepare to manage a large-scale terror or active shooter event is a recipe for failure.

Features:

Home or Office Firearm Storage  

Law enforcement officers can safely and securely store firearms in their homes or in their offices using these storage products.

Planning for Disaster  

Emergency response software has been created to help first responders use resources and tactics to handle a wide range of critical incidents. Although software itself is hardly a silver bullet that will crush a terrorist event, its capabilities are nevertheless reassuring.

Of Lights and Lasers  

Laser sighting systems help officers with target identification, and as we well know when deploying any weapon system, target identification is key. We are not always going to have the luxury of getting into a gunfight under "ideal" conditions.

ATF's Tactical Medic Program  

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

Second Careers  

For those who finish their law enforcement careers, the breadth of experiences the profession avails them offers all manner of post-career options, and nothing speaks to the heart of the adrenaline junkie like another round in the octagon of law enforcement.

Columns:

Victimizing the VA Police  

Earlier this year the VA announced its intention to "reclassify" 17 occupational series, including its police officers and special agents in the 080, 083, and 1811 grade series.

Fire Nobody!  

Here is the conundrum: When bad things happen it appears Officer Nobody has failed again to do what needs to be done, and when things turn out good, Dep. Somebody is taking all the credit. Something needs to be done.

Caught in the Media Spotlight  

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?

POLICE Magazine - August 2013
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