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

Police Product Test: Micro-Times Attic-Clear Camera Pole  

August 27, 2013

The Attic-Clear iPhone/Smartphone Camera Pole is not a broomstick, but a well-made piece of tactical equipment that is well suited for the job at hand.

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

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical STRYKE Pants  

August 27, 2013

Right out of the bag I was impressed with the STRYKE Pants. The fit and finish is outstanding and the ripstop material is soft yet sturdy. The stitching, pockets, closures are very clean and obviously a step above basic BDUs.

<p>Photo courtesy of 9G Products.</p>

Home or Office Firearm Storage  

August 27, 2013

Law enforcement officers can safely and securely store firearms in their homes or in their offices using these storage products.

<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Planning for Disaster  

August 20, 2013

Emergency response software has been created to help first responders use resources and tactics to handle a wide range of critical incidents. Although software itself is hardly a silver bullet that will crush a terrorist event, its capabilities are nevertheless reassuring.

<p>Photo courtesy of A.J. George.</p>

Of Lights and Lasers  

August 19, 2013

Laser sighting systems help officers with target identification, and as we well know when deploying any weapon system, target identification is key. We are not always going to have the luxury of getting into a gunfight under "ideal" conditions.

<p>Photo courtesy of Chris Felski/ATF.</p>

ATF's Tactical Medic Program  

August 18, 2013

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

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

Second Careers  

August 17, 2013

For those who finish their law enforcement careers, the breadth of experiences the profession avails them offers all manner of post-career options, and nothing speaks to the heart of the adrenaline junkie like another round in the octagon of law enforcement.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.</p>

Bringing Back Bicycle Patrol  

August 12, 2013

The main advantage of using a police bicycle is stealth. Everyone is looking out for sirens in the distance and preparing for police cruisers to roll up. However, unless the bad guys are covering all access points with lookouts, the police bicycle can sneak in through what would ordinarily be considered inaccessible vehicle entry points.

<p>Photo courtesy of John Schoen.</p>

Shots Fired: Jackson County, Kansas 02/18/2000  

August 11, 2013

No sooner were the words out of Schoen's mouth than he observed the shooter coming down the ladder in front of the house and walking toward his patrol car. He heard his K-9, "Falco," barking at the man from his back seat kennel.

<p>Photo by Alex Landeen.</p>

Springfield Armory XD-S Sub-Compact Pistol  

August 10, 2013

The 9mm Springfield Armory XD-S sub-compact pistol is designed to function with a single column magazine, and is a departure from the traditional pocket pistols that were available in the 20th century because the new XD-S is chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers.

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