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<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.

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

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes  

April 4, 2013

Each year more criminals are using bicycles as a way to enhance their criminal activities. This article will go over some strategies and tactics to consider when dealing with such suspicious persons.

<p>Photos courtesy of KDH Defense.</p>

KDH's Transformer Body Armor  

April 3, 2013

While most concealable body armor consists of ballistic panels contained in a cloth carrier that is strapped to the wearer's torso, KDH's Transformer uses a unique harness system that directly supports the armor and holds it next to the body.

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

Instilling Positive Expectations  

April 3, 2013

I have discovered that a trainer has an incredibly powerful role to play in imbuing the trainee with either positive or negative expectations. And our profession demands that we hone skills essential for victory in confrontations.

<p>New World Systems&#39; Aegis LaunchPad for iPad. Photo courtesy of New World Systems.</p>

10 Great LE Mobile Apps  

March 25, 2013

It's difficult to find a police officer—or a person, for that matter—who doesn't use a smartphone or tablet today. While these ubiquitous devices can be used to communicate, watch movies, and play games, they have also become serious work tools that many officers depend on.

Tactical Headsets: 2013  

March 24, 2013

As tactical situations demand the most out of a team, it's important to find gear that will help get the job done, ensuring clear communication, comfort, and resilience.

<p>Photo courtesy of Tactical Command Industries.</p>

Trends In Tactical Headsets  

March 24, 2013

The evolution of tactical headsets has been a significant one. Within the past couple of years alone, we've seen great improvements in technology that affect some of the most important functions of a good unit: strong sound quality, comfort, and resilience.

<p>Photo courtesy of Streamlight.</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight Stinger LED  

March 23, 2013

For this Stinger, Streamlight had just upgraded the C4 LED from 180 lumens to a blazing 350 lumens and 24,000 candela on the brightest of three intensity settings.

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

Police Product Test: LifeProof iPhone 4S Case  

March 23, 2013

I tested a police blue LifeProof case on my iPhone 4S for a month for this review. And I tortured the thing. It's klutz proof and I believe it's also cop proof.

<p>Photo by Butch Simpson.</p>

Beretta 3032 Tomcat Subcompact Pistol  

March 21, 2013

Today Beretta's Model 92 gets all the attention, but the company has not forgotten its roots and still offers a number of blowback-operated, sub-compact pistols. The .32 ACP Beretta Tomcat is an extremely small concealed carry pistol that some officers use for backup and off-duty carry.

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