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The Two Million-Dollar Wound  

January 2, 2014

A lot of people think medically retired New Jersey transit officer Christopher Onesti may be the beneficiary of a "million-dollar wound," a full disability pension for an injury that is not quite so disabling.

<p>Gore-Tex&#39;s new Chem-Pak apparel&nbsp;retails with Blauer or Lion branding.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today‚Äôs Police Products  

December 23, 2013

There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And all of it has the potential to be important to what you do in contemporary policing.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Who Loves Ya, Baby?  

December 23, 2013

Being overly emotionally committed to your agency only leads to heartbreak. Unrequited love is one of the toughest emotional hits a human can face and therefore I ask you to rethink your relationship with your agency and those who work with you.

Police Product Test: Gerber Downrange Tomahawk  

December 23, 2013

Gerber has deemed the Downrange Tomahawk a "three tiered" breaching tool. The axe head serves as a hammer, chopper, and leverage point for prying.

Police Product Test: StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool  

December 23, 2013

Designed by New York City Paramedic Avi Goldstein, the T3 is a true multi-tool but with one mission: freeing collision victims from the wreckage of their vehicles.

<p>Photo: Traci Dean</p>

Maximizing Striking Power  

December 23, 2013

Law enforcement combatives are about obtaining control, and knowing how to strike properly is a big part of that. This concept is brought home every time we see an ineffective officer struggling for control in a YouTube video or in a story on the local nightly news.

<p>Officer using L-3 in-vehicle systems, including FlashBack 3 video, a VOne mobile computer, and PatrolScout integrated video streaming and GPS locator. Photo courtesy of L-3.</p>

Improving In-Car Video  

December 23, 2013

Over the last two years of IACP shows, in-car video manufacturers have debuted a number of new products that have followed new trends in the mobile video market. Here’s a look at some of those products and trends.

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

Cops and Holiday DUIs  

December 23, 2013

One study reported that overall alcoholic intake may not be greater among police officers, but officers have higher incidences of binge drinking. Take a moment to consider that…and where you land, particularly as holiday festivities (and New Year's resolutions) approach.

<p>Photo: Paul Budde and Becky Leavitt</p>

SIG Sauer P227 Pistol  

December 23, 2013

If SIG was to capture a larger share of this market it needed to offer a high-capacity .45 pistol. And that's just what it did earlier this year when it released the P227.

<p>Remember to make use of all resources available to you for an investigation, whatever the type of case. Photo: Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office Forensics</p>

12 Tips From Homicide Detectives  

December 23, 2013

I work with some highly recognized homicide detectives who have provided tips that could help detectives and patrol officers alike. The following bits of wisdom apply to all investigations, regardless of the nature of the crime or who is investigating.

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