STREET TACTICS

Street Tactics2020-09-06T09:03:28-07:00

CIVIL UNREST AND RIOTS

  When people think of prisons, one of the images that often first comes to mind is a riot. To be honest, this is not an unrealistic line of thinking because unrest does tend to occur quite a little bit in our correctional facilities on a regular basis. A literal war rages in America’s back yard that few even know about. As a matter of fact, this unrest is such an ingrained theme that most [...]

By |December 22nd, 2020|

Officer Discretion: To Cite Or To Warn

By |July 27th, 2011|

Remember the show Happy Days? The Fonz had quite a lasting impression on me, as a child. I grew up to eventually ride motorcycles and wear a cool leather jacket. One of the Fonz’s difficulties in life was admitting he was wrong. He always stuttered over it. He’d say something [...]

Crashes Aren’t Accidents

By |June 10th, 2011|

I had a conversation the other day with a fellow cop buddy. We were talking about our respective work-related mishaps, specifically on-duty collisions. He was quick to comment that a person “isn’t a real cop until you’ve put one squad car in the junkyard.” My buddy’s a sarcastic guy and [...]

Slide Rules & Scientific Calculations

By |April 28th, 2011|

So, you say you want to be a traffic cop? Grab your cite book, calculator and CAD program, and read on. Of course, being a traffic cop is about more than simply being a heartless wretch and writing a stack of tickets (although it’s an awesome side bonus). On the [...]

Chevy’s Caprice PPV

By |April 28th, 2011|

Chevy has a long tradition of providing the nation’s police forces with vehicles, beginning in 1959 with the Biscayne. Other models followed over the years with the Caprice running from 1986 to 1996. After sitting in mothballs for almost 15 years, Chevy is bringing back the Caprice — with a [...]

Survey Say…

By |April 27th, 2011|

Forensic Mapping A few years ago, I rolled up to a collision scene that looked more like a roadside bomb than a car crash. There was debris everywhere. There were over 85 points of “body evidence” alone, not to mention the damn near innumerable vehicle parts strewn about. Sadly, the [...]

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