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<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Caring and Camaraderie  

February 27, 2015

How can it be that when one of our brotherhood is suffering they don't get the emotional support so desperately needed, or worse get criticism for failing to do this or do that which "surely would have changed the outcome?"

<p>Photo: Parabon NanoLabs</p>

Analyzing DNA Blueprints  

February 27, 2015

Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot does much more than reveal an unknown subject's hair color and eye color. It can also be used to determine a subject's ancestry in detail.

<p>Photo: POLICE File</p>

Mistake of Law: To Err Is Human  

February 27, 2015

In a series of cases, the court has upheld searches and seizures made by officers who were mistaken in their understanding of the facts they confronted, or as to the law to be applied.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Winning a Knife Fight  

February 11, 2015

How many times do we consider what we would do if someone introduced a knife into a fight in which we were already engaged? Do we have the ability to draw and fire? Can we create distance or even defend ourselves properly in order to survive the attack? These are questions rarely addressed.

Be Specific  

February 11, 2015

Supervisors must be specific when they communicate, or expect to pay the price for not doing so. Specificity is important for three main reasons: to ensure the success of the task, to eliminate any questionable officer issues, and in case disciplinary actions become required.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

February 6, 2015

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

<p>Photo: Aimpoint</p>

Police Product Test: Aimpoint Micro T-2 Red-Dot Optic  

January 31, 2015

With its long-anticipated and recently released Micro T-2 red-dot optic, Aimpoint has taken a proven winner and made it even better by adding flip-up lens caps, increased protection for the windage and elevation turrets, and a new lens coating to enhance clarity.

<p>Photo of SWAT Tac gloves: StrongSuit</p>

Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves  

January 30, 2015

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Beretta ARX-100 Rifle  

January 30, 2015

Beretta's ARX-100 is a 5.56mm, piston-driven, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle, and a direct descendant of the select-fire ARX-160, which was designed and built in 2008 for the Italian military.

<p>Photo: Mutualink</p>

Mutualink: Opening Communication Channels  

January 30, 2015

Produced by a company with the same name, Mutualink software has the potential to solve many radio interoperability problems. In addition, Mutualink has gone a step further and introduced technology that not only integrates radio communications, but also phone, video, and data.

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