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Be Specific  

February 11, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

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

By Michael Schlosser and Jack McVicker

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

By A.J. George

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

By A.J. George

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

By A.J. George

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

By Ryan Mason

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.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Missing 4-Year-old Boy  

January 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

<p>Photo: Vigilant Solutions</p>

About Face: Facial Recognition  

January 30, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Imagine you are working a rape case and you're trying to identify the perpetrator. He posted a video of the crime and a profile picture of himself on online. You can use the image to search for the individual via Vigilant Solutions' FaceSearch facial recognition software.

<p>Photo: Crossmatch</p>

Mobile Print ID  

January 30, 2015

By Frank Fernandez

Though mobile fingerprint technology has been in use in law enforcement for nearly a decade, continued enhancements are making the technology viable for agencies of all sizes.

Take LE Critics to the "Funhouse"  

January 30, 2015

By Jon Adler

Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton, and other self-righteous police critics need to spend some quality time in force-on-force scenario training. I call that training the "funhouse." And I use the term ironically because it teaches you that being an officer in high stress situations is anything but fun.

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