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Back to Archives | March  2005 Contents

In a recent survey, 63 percent of law enforcement leaders say that drug abuse is an extremely or quite serious problem in their communities, and 60 percent say that drug abuse is a more serious problem than it was five years ago. This issue of the Police Chief focuses on the drug legalization arguments, marijuana, and methamphetamine laboratories.
Cover photograph courtesy York Regional Police, Ontario, Canada.
Articles
Drug Legalization: Why It Wouldn't Work in the United States
By Edmund Hartnett, Deputy Chief and Executive Officer, Narcotics Division, New York City Police Department, New York
Indoor Marijuana Growing Operations
By Armand P. La Barge, Chief of Police, and Karen Noakes, Detective Sergeant, York Regional Police, Ontario, Canada
Drug Trafficking Murderers
By William J. Renton Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Saint Louis, Missouri, and Chief Joseph Mokwa, Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Saint Louis, Missouri
Enlisting Community Help in the Investigation of Methamphetamine Laboratories
By Todd Wuestewald, Chief of Police, and Gayla R. Adcock, Detective, Broken Arrow Police Department, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Honoring Excellence: 2004 IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award Winners Showcase Law Enforcement's Best
From The Chief Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspectors: Partners in the Investigation of Identity Theft and Crimes Involving the U.S. Mail

Identity Theft and the Police Response: The Investigation
By Ed Dadisho, Sergeant, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, California
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   Highway Safety Initiatives
   Line of Duty Deaths
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   Product Update
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