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<p>Photo courtesy of Raymond Holt/MSP.</p>

AWD Patrol Vehicles Gain Traction  

November 5, 2013

Traditionally, police vehicles have arrived for duty with rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. Starting with the 2015 model year, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will offer at least one police vehicle in an all-wheel or four-wheel-drive configuration.

Airsoft Tragedy in Sonoma County  

November 4, 2013

What might have happened if the subject had been a gang member, the AK had been real, and the deputy hadn’t taken action?

<p>Photo courtesy of Escape International</p>

Escape International AirTEP Platform  

November 4, 2013

Even when the AirTEP is deployed and hanging from a helicopter carrying a full load of passengers, it's possible to fly the craft at up to 100 knots for several miles until everyone can be brought to safety.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4898312015/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>ClintJCL</a>/Flickr.</p>

You Have the Right to Record  

October 25, 2013

The Citizens Empowerment Act is an attempt to thwart criminal investigations by launching them into the court of YouTube. It would require federal officers to serve written notice to people under investigation that they are entitled to record interviews with the officers.

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

Police Product Test: TruGlo Tru-See Targets  

October 24, 2013

I like these new TruGlo Tru-See targets. They take some of the guesswork and haphazard engineering out of the precision shooting process.

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

Police Product Test: Fechheimer-Vertx ColdBlack Polo and Phantom LT Pants  

October 24, 2013

Vertx's mission is to produce "functionally advanced clothing for the operational athlete." For this review Vertx sent me a few pairs of Phantom LT pants and one ColdBlack polo shirt.

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

Guide to Online Criminal Justice Programs  

October 23, 2013

View our comprehensive guide to 24 educational providers in the law enforcement realm.

<p>Photo courtsey of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009  

October 18, 2013

At the sound of Barksdale's commands, Kalahar spun the shotgun toward him and leveled it. As the man flinched, Barksdale's finger squeezed the trigger of his gun—repeatedly.

<p>Photo courtesy of Zuma Press.</p>

Beware the Lone Wolf  

October 17, 2013

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

<p>Photo courtesy of the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office.</p>

Quicker Response to Active Shooters  

October 16, 2013

Despite its traditional mission, I always thought our motor unit could assume a more tactical posture and play less of a support role, especially when responding to school shootings. Since motors are such a specialized unit, it is easier to pull them off of their primary missions and redirect them whenever necessary.

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