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The Lawful Use of Deception  

January 1, 2007

By Devallis Rutledge

It might be nice if law enforcement officers never had to lie to a criminal suspect in order to solve a crime. In fact, some police advisors do suggest to officers that they should never mislead a suspect. Unfortunately, the reality is otherwise.

Light Advantage Z-4 Targeter II  

January 1, 2007

By Scott Smith

Over the past decade all sorts of tactical lights have cropped up. Some companies have actually entered the mainstream lighting market based on the popularity of their tactical products. Light Advantage is one such company.

Police Product Test: Revision Sawfly Military Eyewear System  

January 1, 2007

By Nick Jacobellis

Eye injuries are one of the most common wounds faced by military and law enforcement personnel. That’s why quality protective eye gear is one of the most important pieces of gear that you can carry into an operation.

Boston PD's Harbor Patrol Unit  

January 1, 2007

By Bryn Bailer

When it comes to the Boston Harbor, what goes in…must eventually come out. And as countless criminals and scofflaws have learned, it's usually the Boston Police Department that brings evidence to the surface—figuratively and literally.

The Real Fear Factor  

January 1, 2007

By Dave Smith

Fear is a funny thing, not in the “ha-ha” way but in the “sheesh,” eye-rolling way. It has been the focus of countless books, poems, and songs and has probably motivated more innovations than any other human emotion. Philosophers have argued that without fear we cannot have the virtue of courage; for courage is the Golden Mean between cowardice and recklessness and fear is your guide.

Stopping Power  

January 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

Need some ammo for your scattergun? Try out these pellets and slugs.

How to Buy Rifle Optics  

January 1, 2007

By Nick Jacobellis

In days gone by, “rifle optics” referred to one thing: a telescopic sight with varying degrees of magnification. But today, rifle optics include a new class of aiming devices called combat optics, generally red dot sights.

Bringing ’em Back Alive  

January 1, 2007

By David Griffith

There was a time not too long ago when the only non-lethal weapon available to American law enforcement officers was a baton. Here is our guide to less-lethal patrol weapons now on the market.

Don’t Dump the Pump Shotgun  

January 1, 2007

By R.K. Campbell

There was a time not so long ago when the pump-action shotgun was known by another name. It was called the “police shotgun.” Back then, the standard equipment in every patrol car included a 12-gauge pump. Today, many agencies have dumped the pump shotgun in favor of the patrol rifle. And I think that’s a mistake.

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How to Avoid Burnout  

December 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

Burnout is a modern American pandemic. Almost anybody who works an office job in this country has, at one time during his or her career, experienced apathy and lethargy while on the clock.

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