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Misplaced Budget Priorities  

January 30, 2014

Before going into recess, the House passed the budget committee's recommendation to increase the amount new government employees have to pay into their pensions beginning this month.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement  

January 30, 2014

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?  

January 17, 2014

In law enforcement, a lot of the recent scuttlebutt focuses on off-duty and retired officer carry laws, covering what you can and cannot do under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).

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

Shots Fired: Riverside, California 09/11/2008  

January 17, 2014

Officer Evan Wright chased after a gang member who fled and reached for his pocket while running. A flying tackle sent the two men into the middle of a residential driveway where some 20 guests were observing a quinceanera party in the front yard.

Police Product Test: Eye of Mine Eye-View 1080HD Video Sunglasses  

January 17, 2014

Like their predecessor, these glasses come with interchangeable clear and polarized grey lenses and have a high-definition video camera built into the bridge of the nose.

<p>Take training seriously to decrease your chances of dying in the line of duty. Photo courtesy of the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office</p>

Don't Become a Statistic  

January 15, 2014

Can we ever stop law enforcement officers from being killed? I don't think so, but we don't have to make it any easier for it to happen either. There are things we should be doing that are well within our reach, but we don't.

<p>Photo courtesy of Smith &amp; Wesson Footwear</p>

Police Product Test: Smith & Wesson Tac Side-Zip Boots  

January 6, 2014

Out of the box I was impressed with the Tac boot's clean, classic styling. The leather construction makes these puncture resistant and windproof, keeping your feet safe and warm in the colder months.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Chasing Misdemeanants  

January 6, 2014

Some search-and-seizure rules are not very clear, and state and local federal courts might apply them differently. How can you be expected to pick and choose the right rule on an issue for which there doesn't seem to be just one "right" rule?

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with Lite Rail  

January 6, 2014

When my test and evaluation DDM4 arrived, I tore into the box like a kid on Christmas morning. Inside was a beautiful DDM4 rifle with a 16-inch barrel, Magpul MOE stock, DD's fixed front and rear sights, a Superior Suppression muzzle device, and a 12-inch Lite Rail II (LRII).

<p>Photo courtesy of Defense Technology</p>

Defense Technology Flash-Bang Simulator Training Kit  

January 6, 2014

You want to be as prepared as possible to use less-lethal devices during call-outs. But if you could limit the cost and danger needed to train in their use, why wouldn't you? That's the idea behind Defense Technology's Low Roll Training Simulator Starter Kit.

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