POLICE Magazine - December 2012

COVER STORY

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Crowd Control Unit

By David Griffith
The Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Rapid Response Team was established with three squads of officers, plus supervisors and logistics support. Now it totals 40 officers, all trained in the latest crowd control techniques developed by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

Features:

21st Century Surveillance  

Revolutionary progress in the world of technology has enabled numerous changes in the techniques police officers use to identify, track, and make cases against suspects.

Tactical Level Lighting  

Just five years ago, a 200-lumen flashlight was considered amazingly bright. Now, advances in technology have made it possible to increase the power of even small flashlights to emit beyond 500 lumens of light, which is more than enough to illuminate a room and cause temporary blindness in suspects.

Rating Riot Gear  

POLICE Magazine asked some of the officers of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department's Rapid Response Team to review and rate their riot apparel, footwear, and turtle gear.

Columns:

Code Three Syndrome  

Code three is lights and siren, and man is it fun. You are lord of the road, racing here and there to accidents, crimes in progress, officer needs assistance, and whatever crisis needs a uniformed hero ASAP.

LEOKA: Beyond the Numbers  

Loggers are not hurt and killed on duty because some dirtbag tree doesn’t want to go back to jail and opens fire instead of surrendering to the inevitable.

Agents Impacted by Hurricane Sandy  

As witnessed after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana and Gulf Coast region, law enforcement officers affected by a disaster are both victims and first responders, not one or the other.

POLICE Magazine - December 2012
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