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<p>Panasonic&#39;s Toughpad FZ-G1 is a fully rugged, 10-inch tablet that runs Windows 7 or Windows 8. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.</p>

The Next Stage of Patrol Computers  

September 10, 2013

Your next mobile in-car laptop will probably connect to the Internet using built-in wireless connectivity like the latest smartphones and tablets. Your agency may even choose to equip your car with a tablet instead of a laptop.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;&quot;http:/www.flickr.com/photos/21855797@N00/3799149156/&quot;&quot; target=&quot;&quot;_blank&quot;&quot;>ReSurge International</a>/Flickr.</p>

The Last Full Measure  

September 10, 2013

Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.

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

When Silence is Golden  

September 2, 2013

Whenever you see or hear a suspect doing or saying something an innocent person would not, your observations should go into your reports. The suspect's selective silence can sometimes indicate a consciousness of guilt.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

The Danger List  

September 1, 2013

Over the years I have seen many variations on "deadly errors" officers make to get themselves hurt but the version that is still my favorite is the first one I learned, and I think it is time to do a quick review.

<p>Photo courtesy of Michael Schlosser.</p>

Passive Resister Response  

August 28, 2013

If someone is a true passive resister, you simply need to do for the arrestee what he or will not do himself. If he stands, but refuses to put his hands behind his back, you and your partner do this for him, place him in handcuffs, and escort him to the squad car.

<p>Photo courtesy of Jon Adler.</p>

Victimizing the VA Police  

August 28, 2013

Earlier this year the VA announced its intention to "reclassify" 17 occupational series, including its police officers and special agents in the 080, 083, and 1811 grade series.

<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.

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