POLICE Magazine - May 2013

COVER STORY

Safe Prisoner Transport

By Melanie Basich
Every year, prisoners escape custody. But using the proper restraints and techniques for each prisoner transfer situation will help ensure the safety of yourself and other law enforcement officers.

Features:

Customizing Your AR Rifle  

ARs are almost endlessly customizable to suit the needs of the operator. From barrel length to stocks, grips, rails, and optics, the foundation of the AR-15 can be adapted to everything from close-quarters operation work to long-range precision applications.

Can We Prevent the Next Chris Dorner?  

Unlike most cornered suspects, the active, retired, or terminated cop who fights his former peers does so with a weapons cache that is wholly different from that of the usual suspects, one that comes with the experience, training, and tactical awareness unique to those who have worked in the profession.

50 Years After Miranda  

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

New Uniforms Boast Comfort, Technology, and Tradition  

Law enforcement agencies across the country value functional uniforms. As fabric and design technology improve, manufacturers are able to create a more diverse array of products that enhance efficiency on the job.

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative  

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

Columns:

The P-Word  

Panic has little place in the modern world, and for a crime fighter it can be a killer; action is our mantra, and preparation is our antidote.

Random Thoughts About a Rough Week  

We, and I mean everyone in the United States, have just been through what President Obama called a "rough week."  Americans and American law enforcement rose to meet these horrors and battle this evil in ways that can only make us all proud.

POLICE Magazine - May 2013
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