PoliceOne Senior Editor, Doug Wyllie, sits down with Craig Hammer at the 2009 CNOA Conference in San Francisco. Craig is a Special Agent Supervisor for the California Department of Justice. He explains the newer trends that narcotics officers are noticing in the industry along with the dangers they are finding among drug labs and how to approach those situations.
Imagine being engaged in a violent physical confrontation and then all of a sudden, you find yourself looking down the barrel of your own firearm! And to make matters worse, an angry crowd is shouting for your assailant to shoot... On January 22nd, 2008, Corporal Lance Shipman attempted to stop a vehicle as it exited a neighborhood known for high crime and drug activity. In the first part of this three-part series, hear Corporal Shipman explain how he ended up in this perilous situation.