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<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/coast_guard/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>USCG</a>/Flickr.</p>

America's Maritime Cops  

July 2, 2013

For more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has served diligently every day as America's leading maritime law enforcement agency.

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

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL  

June 26, 2013

The Streamlight Strion LED HL made its debut recently and features, among other things, upgraded LEDs over the previous generation that produce a blinding amount of light in a very compact package.

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

Police Product Test: Blue Force Gear Hive Satchel  

June 26, 2013

Through a partnership with Chris Costa, Blue Force recently introduced the new single-strapped backpack with the sole purpose of allowing officers to discreetly carry everything from knives and magazines to compact submachine guns.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Arresting Active Resisters  

June 26, 2013

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

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

Hand-Held Substance Detectors for Patrol  

June 26, 2013

The technologies that detect the presence of unknown substances aren't just for specialized units anymore. More individual police officers are using these devices as they become more advanced, portable, and suitable for everyday use.

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

Community Involvement  

June 20, 2013

There is an old saying that says in order to receive, you must first give. Giving back to the community is critical if you want its help. The key to getting the community to help you revolves around your getting involved with the community.

<p>Photo by Paul Budde.</p>

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC380 Subcompact Pistol  

June 19, 2013

As you might have ascertained by its model designation, the LC380 is essentially the LC9 modified to fire the .380 cartridge. In fact, the LC380 is identical to the LC9 in every respect, except for the caliber and a minuscule variation in weight.

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

Financial Literacy for Cops  

June 19, 2013

If ever a cop had to concern himself with providing for his family today and tomorrow, it is now. To that end, some cops have taken on second and even third jobs; others have deferred their retirement. And still they worry.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Treatment and Redemption  

June 18, 2013

With the help of strategic partnerships and programs aimed at treating addicted officers, treatment centers are opening their doors to first responders, helping them get better and return to work.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007  

June 14, 2013

When Officer John Doogan and his partner arrived at the cottage house on Beveridge Street, all they knew was that it was a domestic call and that such calls took all shapes and forms. Neither officer knew just how out of control things had gotten before their arrival and how bad things were about to get.

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