In April, we're focusing on drug interdiction tactics and strategies. Check out Andrew Hawkes' insights into dealing with decoy vehicles and a new safety tip centered on meth byproducts. If you've got an interdiction-related tip or a "trophy shot" from a big bust, send it in.
And if you haven't already done so, grab a copy of the bestselling book by Chuck Remsberg, Tactics for Criminal Patrol, which features tips to safely turn ordinary traffic stops into major drug trafficking arrests.
— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
Seattle officer talks about shooting cop killer
Officer Benjamin Kelly recognized and stopped the man who had killed four Lakewood officers. (AP Photo)
Officer Benjamin L. Kelly told a six-member panel about how he was alone in his patrol car when Maurice Clemmons approached him on a dark south Seattle street early on December 1, 2009.
In just seconds and at barely more than arm's length, Kelly recognized the man who had killed four police officers and sworn to do the same to anyone who tried to arrest him.
"I thought I could be dead in a matter of seconds," said Kelly, 39, in his first public account of Clemmons' death ... An 'Oh Crap' look
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The authors of a recent law enforcement training guide use the phrases "domestic violence" and "battering" as if they are the same behaviors. They are not. They claim that domestic violence is common across socioeconomic strata, and while not confined to those who lack wealth or education, reports of violence are not equally common across all social classes. Here's why the guide should not be considered LEO training. It is a shame, a sham, and beyond absurd ... A biased view of men
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Highway drug interdiction: 5 tips for dealing with decoy vehicles
By Lt. Andrew Hawkes
A "perfect" car for an interdiction stop drives by. It's a rental with out-of-state tags and a driver without a seatbelt going 15 mph under the speed limit. You hit the overhead lights and go after it.
Well, you might have just gotten behind a decoy. Here are five suggestions for when you find yourself stopping a driver purposely trying to draw attention away from the vehicle with the dope in it ... Beware the willing driver
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New meth warning
A new meth manufacturing process is resulting in dangerous byproducts being left in common two-liter soft drink bottles. The chemicals, which include ethyl ether and lithium, appear to be murky sludge submerged in dirty water ... Full tip
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