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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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The Names  

May 4, 2016

By Dave Smith

It is right and fitting that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall memorializes a great panel of individuals who have shed their blood, and given up their dreams and futures, for all of us.

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Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Apex Tactical Pants  

May 4, 2016

By A.J. George

Made with what 5.11 has dubbed its Flex-Tac stretch canvas material, the Apex pants are solidly built yet have enough stretch to make them very comfortable.

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Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other  

May 4, 2016

By David Griffith

Since most of the problems with firing a standard AR round from an SBR are caused by inefficient powder burn, the propellant formulation was a key focus of the project.

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Go For The Legs  

May 4, 2016

By Edwin Pantoja

Communications and sensitivity skills training are not enough. In fact, the third and critical component of training that should be mandatory for all law enforcement officers is defensive tactics.

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Overlooked Legal Nuggets  

May 4, 2016

By Devallis Rutledge

From time to time, we get a really helpful decision that can make our jobs easier, and yet few people seem to learn about it or realize its significance. Here are 10 such decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Acts of Kindness  

May 2, 2016

By David Griffith

In this month when we honor fallen officers for their sacrifices, it's important to remember the good works law enforcement officers do every day, not just in keeping the public safe, but the kindness and mercy, too.

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House Party  

May 2, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Dispatch has received numerous calls about a large house party. Cars are parked in the street, on sidewalks, and in people's yards. The music is very loud and there are several reports of fighting. There is one report of a gun being flashed around. Callers estimate there are well over 100 people involved and say more cars keep arriving.

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Police Product Test: First Tactical Tactix BDU Pants and Shirt and 8" Boot  

April 8, 2016

By A.J. George

Aside from the obvious quality and design, the thing that stood out most to me about the Tactix BDUs was their fit. The boots were surprisingly light and comfortable.

You Have the Right to Remain Vocal  

April 8, 2016

By Jon Adler

When the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, they didn't exclude law enforcement officers from the right to free speech. So we do not have to remain silent while the fringe voices a cacophony of anti-police rhetoric.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek</p>

Can We Minimize K-9 Deaths?  

April 8, 2016

By Melanie Basich

In 2015, 27 police dogs were killed on duty, compared to an average of 10 dogs killed each year 15 years ago. This year, eight police K-9s were killed in January alone.

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