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    An Investigator's First Step in Violent Offender Profiling

    An Investigator's First Step in Violent Offender Profiling
    Over the past few decades, the emergence of novels and movies such as “The Silence of the Lambs” has created the image in the public’s eyes of profilers being superhuman men and women capable of ungodly leaps of almost psychic intuition which lead to the magical capture of the villain. While (unfortunately) no such person exists, the science of criminal offender ...
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    The Detection and Prevention of Preparatory Terrorist Acts

    The Detection and Prevention of Preparatory Terrorist Acts
    One of the most important aspects of counterterrorism is the prevention of attacks against U.S. interests. Prevention requires law enforcement and intelligence personnel to have a basic knowledge of terrorist practices and mindsets concerning planning and implementation of attacks. It also requires a basic understanding of how these practices and mindsets differ from the planning and implementation of other types of ...
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    Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century

    Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century
    In post-911 American society, "terrorism" has become an everyday term used to describe everything from gorilla style warfare against U.S. troops overseas to the mass murder of civilians in the name of foreign ideological and political agendas. Due to the current political context of the United States in the world regarding the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, many citizens of the ...
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    Visual Documentation in Crime Scene Investigations

    Visual Documentation in Crime Scene Investigations
    Upon arrival at a major crime scene, officers must have the ability to effectively multi-task utilizing what often amounts to be very limited resources. Supervising officers and investigators must work diligently and take steps in order to preserve the integrity of any evidence and the scene as a whole in order to facilitate an effective investigation as well as effective prosecution. ...
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    Understanding the Attorney-Client Privilege in Criminal Investigations

    Throughout history, the United States Judiciary has generally endeavored to balance the need for enforcement of law and criminal code against the broader goals society. While the maintenance of law and order is integral to the functioning of our society, so is the maintenance of trust between members of society who share certain personally or professionally intimate relationships, such as family ...
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    The Aftermath….of Easter?

    Hello, and welcome to the May 2009 edition of the Chaplain’s Corner. I’ve decided to be good and not address the country’s “goin’ south.” Actually this month’s title and idea came as I was sitting in church this morning, listening to the sermon about “Doubting Thomas.” I think it’s interesting that just last night I told my wife that I needed ...
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    The Scariest Duty - Part 3

    Welcome once again to the Chaplain’s Corner. I’m glad it’s April again. Spring Break is history one more time, and the bluebonnets are blooming, and we’ve had a little rain. I’m always glad to see it green up in the Spring… specially when everything turns brown in late August due to the lack of water. The Scariest Duty – Part 3. ...
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    Officer Safety Impacted: U.S. Supreme Court Places Restrictions on Car Searches

    Law enforcement officers throughout the United States recognize their ability to search vehicles incident to the arrest of an occupant. The foundation purpose of such searches is to prevent the subject from reaching into the vehicle for a weapon or reaching into the vehicle to destroy evidence. These searches have, for many years, been limited to the passenger compartment of the ...
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    Proactively Solving Homicides in Neighborhoods that Don’t Cooperate

    _Solving one homicide, arresting one killer, may prevent many deaths in neighborhoods prone to violence._ In high crime areas like New York City, Los Angeles, California, Newark, New Jersey, Gary, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, and so many other violent prone cities across the US, it is often the rule rather than the rarity not to talk to the police when a murder ...
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    The Gang Stop: Safer and More Efficient Field Interviews

    The Gang Stop: Safer and More Efficient Field Interviews
    Ask any gang investigator worth his or her badge and he or she will tell you: “Whether you are in the streets or down a cell block, when it comes to conducting field interviews with gangsters, you’ll probably be outnumbered most of the time.” On a busy street corner, in your city or town’s gang turf, gangsters seldom travel or hang ...
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    It Doesn’t Work That Way

    Hello, and welcome to the Chaplain’s Corner. Have you heard this one before? “The best laid plans of mice and men...” My Dear Ol’ Dad used to say: “There’s the easy way and the Wolfe way.” I guess my motto sorta follows the same logic: “WAEF-RTM: When all else fails, read the manual.” You’ve probably never been one of those who’ve ...
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    DEPUTY'S OBSERVATIONS: Remembering Colleagues Who Are No Longer With Us (Part 2)

    Good Afternoon friends of Eric Ramirez, family members, reservists, military personnel, members of the Sheriff’s Department, Tracy, Chase and Isis. My name is Terry Perley; I have been asked to represent the Sheriff’s Department and convey the feelings, hopes, and memories of the department’s members toward Eric Ramirez. It is truly an honor to stand here and speak to you today ...
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    DEPUTY'S OBSERVATIONS: Remembering Colleagues Who Are No Longer With Us (Part 1)

    Memorial Day, the first Monday in May, is the traditional day for the remembrance of those Americans who have given their lives for our freedoms. When first created after the Civil War it was called Decoration Day and the traditional observance was to place flags or flowers on each grave of the countless Americans who had sacrificed so much for our ...
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    Honor Guard 101: Urn Procedures

    Honor Guard 101: Urn Procedures
    [photo:375980] [photo:375983] [photo:375986] [photo:375989] In this article I will talk about the honors given to a fallen officer who is cremated. As Honor Guard commanders you should make contact with the funeral director to see what type of urn the family has selected; urns come in all shapes, sizes and weights. A folded National Flag should be dropped off at the ...
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    Chaplain's Corner: Some Things Don’t Change

    Hello, and welcome once again to the February Chaplain’s Corner. It keeps trying to be Spring here in the Highland Lakes area…highs go from the 40s to 70s to 50s then back to 70s; gives some of us Spring Fever and others “cedar fever.” I just wish it would bring us some r-a-i-n. This drought keeps up, and the birds and ...
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    The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Islamic Terrorists & American Extremists

    The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Islamic Terrorists & American Extremists
    *Islamic Terrorists and American Extremists May Share More than Just Ideology!* The attacks of September 11th, 2001, have forced us to expose the threat of Islamic terrorists throughout the world and within the borders of the United States. But is our search overlooking an interesting, but deadly, coalition? We all understand the ideology that links many radical groups, across the world, ...
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    DEPUTY'S OBSERVATIONS: Tactics and Attitude

    DEPUTY'S OBSERVATIONS: Tactics and Attitude
    I recently read a historical novel by David Morrell entitled _Last Reveille_ (Warner Books, 1977.) It is the story of Poncho Villa’s attack on Columbus, New Mexico in 1916 and of the resulting punitive expedition after Villa into Mexico led by General “Black Jack” Pershing. World War I was already waging in Europe and the United States was soon to enter ...
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    New Book, New Page, New Puzzle

    Hello, and welcome to the Chaplain’s Corner 2009. New Year’s 2009! Wow. I can still remember back in high school when I thought the year 2000 was so far in the future that it would never get here. Doesn’t seem possible, yet here it is again...another new year. A new year. A time of new things. Some of us are lucky ...
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    Honor Guard 101: The 21 Gun Salute

    Honor Guard 101: The 21 Gun Salute
    The twenty-one gun salute is one of the most ceremonial honors paid to officers that are killed in the line of duty. I want to talk about this honor in some detail to give Honor Guard Commanders an understanding of the protocol involving the use of a firing party at a police funeral. _Firing parties should only be used when an ...
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    The Rookie

    Hello, and welcome once again to the Chaplain’s Corner. I thought I’d share one of my “vintage” Christmas columns from previous years with you. This one is from 2001: It seems strange, I guess… as I pondered and pondered a Christmas message, the phrase “walking the beat” kept coming to mind. Way back in the early days of police work, before ...
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