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Meth Enforcement

By Kathy Marks

Meth labs are increasing in number though you wouldn’t know it because they don’t make the news like they used to. To stay safe, you must know what to look for, how to approach and then how to proceed once you’re inside.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2011)
 

Patrol Response to Hazardous Materials

By Darin Dowe

When we fail to recognize the presence of a HazMat during the performance of our duties, we put ourselves, fellow responders and the community at risk. We must increase our awareness and make HazMat part of our mindset.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2011)
 

Emergency Response and the Mentaly Ill

By Kelly Sharp

Knowing how to deal with and care for individuals affected by mental illness has always been a challenge in the U.S., and the mentally afflicted and their families may often turn to law enforcement for help. As officers will inevitably come in contact with the mentally ill, it is important that they eradicate the mindset that mentally ill people are necessarily more violent than others.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2011)
 

K-9 and Swat Training Together

By Jim Weiss

Looking for a way to increase safety during tracking searches, the Clearwater Police Department decided to implement training between its SWAT team and K-9 unit. Using the classroom as well as field scenarios, the teams learned to work together better than before.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Traffic Enforcement is Real Police Work

 

Agencies should take the time to re-examine the issues they face and develop strong, clear and non-discriminatory traffic enforcement policies.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2008)
 

Unity Eye Beam Spotlight-Warning System

By Kevin Urbanek

This motion detection alarm system is affixed to a standard Unity spotlight and helps alert an officer of potential dangers. When the driver being pulled over tries to exit his vehicle or if the vehicle moves, an alarm sounds.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2006)
 

The "Plain View" Doctrine

By Joe Petrocelli

The “Plain View” doctrine allows law enforcement officers to seize contraband or evidence of a crime without first obtaining a search warrant. A solid grasp of what a plain view search is and what its minimum requirements are is important for every officer.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2006)
 

Less Vehicle Concerns

By Kevin Gordon

The International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Stops and Safety Subcommittee (LESS) and the NHTSA have produced a video to heighten officers' awareness of traffic.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2006)
 

Recent Landmark Decisions

By Joseph Scuro

These recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affect police roadblocks, the use of canine teams during traffic stops, and the ability of law enforcement officers to seek identification information from individuals stopped for traffic related offenses.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2006)
 

Discretion Is Valor in Traffic Stops

By Arthur G. Sharp

While writing tickets, responsible judgements and maturity should be an officer's guide.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2005)
 
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