September 2021

Five Online Challenges Facing Detectives and How to Overcome Them

Johnmichael O’Hare Online sources open a new world of information which can help detectives find threat actors, speed up investigations and protect lives. But, there’s a catch. As part of any successful investigation, police departments must effectively collect, ingest and analyze vast amounts of data. Fortunately, a data management strategy and supporting technologies provide a way to tame the data explosion. These are the top online challenges law enforcement investigators face and how they work around them:  Big Data and…


DOJ Announces Expansion of Firearms Technical Assistance Project to Strengthen Community Response to Domestic Violence Incidents Involving Firearms

On August 12, 2021, the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced the expansion of its Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP) to help communities across the country reduce domestic violence homicides and injuries committed with firearms. OVW will award an estimated $6 million for up to 12 sites and $4 million for training and technical assistance on firearms and domestic violence. “Enforcing gun laws and keeping firearms from the hands of perpetrators of domestic violence…


BUSTED!

James L. McClinton, Ph.D. He also uses that array to stay in touch with the mother ship… A California Highway Patrol officer pulled over a vehicle which had a 19 inch satellite dish bolted to the car’s hood. The dish appeared to be an antenna from the Starlink Satellite Internet Service. The officer said to the driver, “Sir, I stopped you today for that visual obstruction on your hood. Does it not block your view while driving?” The driver reportedly…


How to Enhance your Performance with Firearms – Part 3

Mike Boyle A harsh reality of gun fighting is the fact that you may be hit by an incoming round. A hit doesn’t necessarily mean stop, nor does down mean out. Approximately 88% of people struck with handgun rounds survive, but to tip the odds back in your favor, you can’t give up and you have to immediately take the fight back to your assailant. Learning how to fight after sustaining a hit should be a part of every officer’s…


… AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Sept/Oct 2021

by Ramesh Nyberg Spending the Hours Reminiscing There are times when one is reminded of days gone by and it’s poignant, or wistful, or just plain “those were the days.” Three things have recently brought me back down memory lane, specifically to the decade of the 1980s, and I was reminded of life in South Florida during that time. I should preface this by telling you that, though I have visited many places around the country and the world, I…