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How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel  

April 19, 2013

School, university and hospital officials who understand the role their police and security officers play in supporting their organization's mission will be better prepared to attract and hire the right officers. Here, eight campus public safety executives describe what they want in a candidate.

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

SIG Sauer P224 SAS DAK Pistol  

April 17, 2013

The P224 is basically a P229 that has been cut down to fit the traditional dimensions of a subcompact. It's available in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG. The SAS (anti-snag) model also features a recessed hammer and a dehorned slide and frame.

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

Shots Fired: Cleveland, Ohio 07/09/2008  

April 17, 2013

Officer Jim Simone glanced at a teller to his left. The two knew one another well enough for Simone to see that she was having a hard time preventing a bizarre expression from registering on her face. Simone realized very quickly that he had walked into a robbery in progress.

<p>Photo: Wes Doss</p>

Training Accidents  

April 16, 2013

No one keeps complete nationwide statistics on law enforcement training accidents, but they are a significant cause of death and serious injury in the line of duty. Most training accidents share one common trait: They could have been prevented.

<p>Photo: Wes Doss</p>

The Tragedy of Training Accidents  

April 16, 2013

When an officer is shot and killed in a training session, odds are some other officer pulled the trigger. The result is devastating for the officers of the agency involved and for the friends and families of both officers.

<p>Photo courtesy of Pulaski Township (Pa.) Police Department</p>

Pa. Officer Saves Teen from Drowning in Overturned Truck  

April 11, 2013

Officer Randall Courson noticed a late-night crash and kept up the spirits of a teen trapped in his overturned and water-filled truck until more help arrived.

<p>Photo courtesy of VirTra</p>

Training Sims Help Officers Use Appropriate Force  

April 11, 2013

Nothing is exactly the same as being in an incident on the street, but today’s use-of-force judgment training simulators are getting darn close. And the more experience law enforcement officers have with split-second decision-making in a realistic training setting, the better they’ll be at making the right call on duty.

<p>Photo courtesy of Cubic Corp.</p>

A Full-Scale Faux City for Force-on-Force Training  

April 10, 2013

The College of DuPage had Cubic Corp. create the high-tech tactical village at the college's 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center in the western suburbs of Chicago.

<p>Meggitt&rsquo;s FATS Lanes application for the L7 simulator creates a virtual firing range. Photo courtesy of Meggitt</p>

The Next Generation Firing Range  

April 10, 2013

Created using Meggitt Training Systems’ products and design assistance, the Suwanee (Ga.) PD training center is complete with a four-lane indoor shooting range, an academic classroom, and a training room that also serves as a virtual firearms trainer.

<p>Photo by Vince Taroc.</p>

Who Are the Oath Keepers?  

April 4, 2013

After witnessing what he saw as an unconstitutional outrage in the wake of Katrina, a constitutional law scholar founded the Oath Keepers, an organization for peace officers and soldiers who adhere strictly to the letter of the Constitution and swear not to obey any orders that they believe to be unconstitutional.

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