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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…


RECOVERY POSITION, BREATHING AND IN-CUSTODY DEATHS: MYTHS VS. SCIENCE

John G. Peters, Jr., CLS, Ph.D. ©2021. A.R.R. Your partner, Officer Don, arrested and fought a resisting male, wrestled him to the ground, applied metallic handcuffs, and then rolled the facedown person onto his side. A few moments later, the male barely muttered, “I’m having difficulty breathing,” and then suddenly, without making sounds or movements, became nonresponsive and died. You and others question how this could have happened. After all, he had remembered to use the Recovery Position to improve…


The Ammunition Shortage: An Opportunity to Evaluate Firearms Training

Todd Fletcher Since March of 2020, ammunition has been in short supply for shooters, police academies and law enforcement agencies. The situation has improved a little bit as of late, but don’t fool yourself into thinking the shortage has ended. The demand for ammunition is still high – especially for training ammunition. Add in the cloud of gun and ammunition control legislation at the federal level and demand may continue unabated into the foreseeable future. For most departments, the ammunition…


New National Public Safety Partnership Sites

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced ten new National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites which will work with the DOJ, local agencies and community organizations to reduce violence in areas with elevated crime rates. PSP serves as a DOJ-wide initiative which enables communities to receive coordinated training and technical assistance and an array of resources from DOJ’s programmatic and law enforcement components. The ten new cities are Antioch, California; Aurora, Colorado; Charleston/North Charleston, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Gary,…


The Importance of One-handed Shooting Skills

Michael T. Rayburn The firearm you carry on your hip is a handgun, not a hand(s)gun. It was originally designed and built to be shot with one hand. I know what you’re thinking, “Two hands are better than one,” and you’re absolutely correct, but one-handed shooting is always going to be faster. If you have the opportunity, go ahead and use two hands for your grip. It’s certainly going to be more stable, but chances are you’re not going to…


Combatting Future Biological Threats

Published by the White House, this key strategy document, “American Pandemic Preparedness: Transforming Our Capabilities,” outlines critical action needed to transform the United States’ “capabilities to respond rapidly and effectively to any future pandemic of high consequence biological threat.” The preparedness and response plan identifies the following five pillars as key areas requiring urgent attention in the effort to protect the country against future biological threats: Transforming our medical defenses, including dramatically improving and expanding our arsenal of vaccines, therapeutics…