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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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<p>FLIR Detection&#39;s Fido X2 quickly identifies trace explosives and has a large screen to display results and show training videos. (Photo: FLIR Detection)</p>

The Mechanical Nose Knows  

January 28, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Law enforcement can use the Fido X2 for first-level screening at security checkpoints or during high alert stages to detect explosive residue on vehicles and personal belongings and get results within 10 seconds.

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

Driver Runs Your DUI Checkpoint  

January 28, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

All of a sudden you see a car run the checkpoint, and just as it turns out of view you hear shots fired and an officer calling for help over the radio.

Order of Operations  

January 28, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Let's take a look at each paragraph individually and see how the Marine Corps' planning format might be used in planning a law enforcement operation or project.

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SHOT Show 2016: Firearms Preview  

January 22, 2016

By David Griffith

Here's some information about some of the newest and most interesting police guns that will be at the show.

<p>This man was shot with .40 S&amp;W rounds to center mass, was not incapacitated at the scene, and survived the shooting. (Photo: Sydney Vail)</p>

9mm vs. .40 Caliber  

January 22, 2016

By Sydney Vail, M.D.

The FBI announced it was planning to swap out the .40 S&W pistols and ammunition now used by its agents and replace them with 9mm pistols and ammo. It's time to look at the real-world performance of 9mm and .40 S&W rounds in terms of wound ballistics.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Guardians and Warriors  

January 22, 2016

By David Griffith

Every guardian—every law enforcement officer—must be a warrior. You can't protect unless you are willing to do violence and stop the threat.

What Are Our Priorities?  

January 22, 2016

By Jon Adler

As the White House commits to providing funding for 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States, the bill that funds the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program for first responders has expired. How do 9/11 heroes take a funding back seat to refugees?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Warriors or Guardians?  

January 13, 2016

By Dave Smith

One of the big mistakes of the past is the fantasy that law enforcement causes criminality and that if only we can change the police we can stop poverty, crime, gangs, etc.

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

How to Survive a Public Relations Nightmare  

January 7, 2016

By Michael Cloud

Too often the old adage becomes true: "A lie travels around the world while the truth is lacing up its shoes." But it doesn't have to be this way. You can survive and come out stronger from a PR nightmare. Here's how.

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

Under the Microscope After an OIS  

January 7, 2016

By Devallis Rutledge

If, God forbid, you have to shoot someone on the job, here are some possible consequences you may find yourself enduring for the next several years, even though you may have been completely justified in your use of deadly force.

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