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Hurst StrongArm: A Fistful of Hydraulic Power  

July 14, 2015

By David Griffith

The StrongArm is a lightweight, compact battery-driven hydraulic tool. It can break open metal or wooden doors and cut through chains, rebar, security bars, and even two-by-fours.

<p>Photo: David Griffith</p>

Streamlining the Chain of Evidence  

July 14, 2015

By David Griffith

CMPD crime scene techs say their work can be very physically demanding and officers often don't realize what is involved. "I don't know how many times I have shown up on a scene and the officers have said to me, 'It's just going to be pictures,'" says Crime Scene Supervisor Roy Patterson. "But it doesn't work like that."

<p>Photo: Vincent Taroc</p>

Entries and Civil Liability  

July 7, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Fortunately, the Supreme Court recently overturned two federal court rulings that had exposed officers to potential liability in cases involving warrantless entries.

<p>Illlustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Crowd  

July 2, 2015

By Dave Smith

He raced to help one of the victims and, as he struggled vainly to save her life, he was stunned by the crowd that gathered around; not to help, but to observe, to…what?

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

Glock G43 Subcompact Pistol  

June 30, 2015

By A.J. George

I must not have been the only one wishing for a 9mm single-stack Glock because the G43 was unveiled just a few short months ago and it has been an instant hit.

<p>Photo: Safariland</p>

Product Test: Tactical Command Industries Two-Wire Patrol Kit  

June 30, 2015

By A.J. George

The Two-Wire Patrol Kit's sound quality is good, the earpiece is comfortable, and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for light, high-quality comms at a great price.

<p>Vertx EDC Courier (Photo: Vertx)</p>

Police Product Test: Vertx EDC Courier Bag  

June 30, 2015

By A.J. George

EDC stands for Every Day Carry and, just like the name implies, this Vertx bag is meant to follow you everywhere.

<p>Retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy hobbies and spending time with family. (Photo: Russ Schaefer)</p>

What Retirement's Really Like  

June 30, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Law enforcement officers are used to not just keeping busy but having a purpose; staying mentally and physically active is key, say police retirees.

<p>When dealing with a controversial crime scene, an agency may need to call in an independent review team.</p>
<p>(Photo: Martinelli and Associates)</p>

Independent Reviews: Just the Facts  

June 30, 2015

By Ron Martinelli and Mark Jarmie

The first thing to recognize is that a political shooting is different from other officer-involved shootings. Very few police agencies are equipped to handle the barrage of media scrutiny, demands for information, interviews, and public records requests generated during a political shooting.

<p>Photo: Team One Network</p>

Critical Incident Drills: Staging a Dress Rehearsal  

June 30, 2015

By David Griffith

Before a sheriff or chief is going to sign off on committing resources to a practical critical incident exercise, you will have to convince him or her of need. And he or she will likely be more receptive to the idea if you have done some work and determined what bugs need to be worked out in your response plan.

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