January 2022

The Wheels of Justice January/February 2022

Where Have All the Cruisers Gone? (And Where to Find Them) Sergeant James Post Any of us who have worked the streets have heard this tired mantra too many times from a concerned citizen: “It never fails, there’s never a cop when you need one.” Well, due to the times we’re living in (COVID Part Three; shipping containers scattered all over the Pacific; runaway inflation – the highest in 40 years; running looters; and semiconductor chips scarcer than good news…


Everything There Is to Know About Knives!

Ralph Mroz        photo by Maxim Potkin How do you know which knife is right for you? Tactical Knives magazine first began as a quarterly periodical back in 1995, published by (now defunct) Harris Publications. I wrote for Tactical Knives magazine for 16 years. During that time, between the knives which went across my desk and the ones I otherwise got to handle or play with, I must have worked with, to a greater or lesser degree, over 1,000 knives from…


Engaging College Students in 21st Century Law Enforcement: Final Report

Published by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), this report discusses the grant awarded for a study of police/community relations. This study used college students to help drive the discussion on diversity and inclusion and how best to transform recruitment strategies for law enforcement agencies in the 21st century. Data for this study were collected through two methods: focus groups and convenings between college students and law enforcement managers and supervisors. The focus groups were conducted in four…


Busted! Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity Jan/Feb 2022

JAMES L. MCCLINTON, PH.D. Was it the little chocolates they left on his pillow every day?… A tenured 70-year-old Alabama sheriff who was removed from office after being convicted of theft and ethics violations gave the Limestone County Jail five-star reviews after spending more than two weeks in custody. This is not surprising since he ran the jail for decades. He maintained his innocence, but had no complaints about doing time in the jail in Athens. “Best jail in the…


…And Nothing But the Truth Jan/Feb 2022

Ramesh Nyberg (and…the truth hurts) If you woke up one day and that face of yours – the one you have come to know, love and take care of – suddenly had a large, offensive, seeping boil on it, what would you do?It’s safe to say that you would try your best to hide it from everyone else. Until it went away or it was medically attended to, you might even avoid looking in the mirror. You would draw as…