Call me old fashion, but I don't think its the fancy equipment, its the street cop, the street cop that takes the time to get out of the car and interacts with the public.
Tasers, pepper spray, 'n such is just an excuse for not using good people skills a good street cop should possess.
Its not the fancy CSI stuff that solves crimes. Its the cop's ability to talk to people and get them to confess. It's a art I fear is disappearing. Gone the way of the "beat cop".
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USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
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