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Justifying Your Agency's Acquisition of Armored Vehicles  

September 30, 2015

By Leigh Hunt

With the correct officer training and community education these vehicles are a mainstay that departments will find they do not want to live without.

Missing Elderly Man with Dementia  

September 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You get a call about a missing elderly white male who left his residence somewhere between 21:00 and 04:00 while his caregiver was sleeping. The gentleman is 74 years old and expected to be walking in dress clothes. He has a habit of wandering off.


The Guardians of the Border  

September 30, 2015

By Sylvia Longmire

United States Border Patrol agents regularly deal with conflicting or nonsensical information regarding policies and procedures, but they soldier on because they believe in the mission.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Mental Toughness  

September 4, 2015

By Dave Smith

It's called the McGuire-Ivey-Lattner Model of Mental Toughness, and coaches are using it to focus their athletes and build their mental skills. I think crime fighters should use it, too.


How to Become a Bomb Tech  

September 4, 2015

By David Griffith

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.

<p>Photo: Officer Adam Baker, Aledo (Ill.) PD</p>

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense  

September 4, 2015

By Michael Schlosser

It is ridiculous to think that an officer could take a single defensive tactics course that teaches specific techniques for knife defense and then be prepared for a knife attack.

Getting Your Project Approved  

September 4, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Support for your idea starts when you get decision-makers on your side by being brief and to the point.


Reasonable Suspicion  

September 2, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

In some cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that particular searches and seizures need only "reasonable suspicion" to be constitutional—not the higher justification level of probable cause. What's the difference, and when is reasonable suspicion sufficient?

<p>Trek Stealth Pack (Photo: Tru-Spec)</p>

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec Tactical Backpacks  

August 31, 2015

By A.J. George

Tru-Spec has added a few new packs for the everyday carry (EDC) market to its 2015 product lineup. The new additions, dubbed the Stealth and Trek Sling packs, are capable of managing a lot of gear in an optimally sized package.

<p>Photo: Blauer</p>

Police Product Test: Blauer ArmorSkin TacVest  

August 31, 2015

By A.J. George

Blauer's popular ArmorSkin outer vest recently got a tactical makeover. The new ArmorSkin TacVest takes the affordability and comfort of the original uniform-styled ArmorSkin and adds the tactical versatility of MOLLE webbing and reinforced shoulder pads.

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