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<p>Photo by Alex Landeen</p>

Israel Weapon Industries SAR-21 Rifle  

July 9, 2013

In addition to its service with the Israel Defense Forces, the Tavor has been adopted by military units and law enforcement agencies in many different countries. Select fire and semi-auto versions of the Tavor are available for a variety of applications.

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

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?  

July 8, 2013

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

<p>TASER Axon Flex image courtesy of TASER International.</p>

On-Body Video: The Future of Policing Arrives  

July 8, 2013

The rules of the game may be changing. Forward-looking agencies embrace new technology at about the same time as the rest of society. That seems to be the case with on-body video systems.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

What to Look for When Buying a Holster  

July 3, 2013

There are two requirements for every holster. Number one, a holster needs to keep a pistol secure when it is not needed. Number two, a holster has to let the wearer get to his or her weapon fast when it is needed.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.</p>

When Miranda Doesn't Matter  

July 2, 2013

Miranda warnings should not be given when they aren't legally necessary such as when information is urgently needed to protect the safety of officers or the public, or to rescue a victim.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/coast_guard/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>USCG</a>/Flickr.</p>

America's Maritime Cops  

July 2, 2013

For more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has served diligently every day as America's leading maritime law enforcement agency.

<p>Photo courtesy of Streamlight.</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL  

June 26, 2013

The Streamlight Strion LED HL made its debut recently and features, among other things, upgraded LEDs over the previous generation that produce a blinding amount of light in a very compact package.

<p>Photo by A.J. George.</p>

Police Product Test: Blue Force Gear Hive Satchel  

June 26, 2013

Through a partnership with Chris Costa, Blue Force recently introduced the new single-strapped backpack with the sole purpose of allowing officers to discreetly carry everything from knives and magazines to compact submachine guns.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Arresting Active Resisters  

June 26, 2013

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

<p>Photo courtesy of SASRAD.</p>

Hand-Held Substance Detectors for Patrol  

June 26, 2013

The technologies that detect the presence of unknown substances aren't just for specialized units anymore. More individual police officers are using these devices as they become more advanced, portable, and suitable for everyday use.

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