William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
TASER is once again a "hot topic" in resistance control circles. The newest version of this 35-year-old technology is the M26 Advanced TASER and it offers a number of improvements over earlier devices.
Women have filled varied roles in law enforcement for nearly a century, yet only with the equal opportunity acts of the '60s and '70s did the numbers of female patrol officers rise noticeably. Subsequently, duty gear began to tentatively adapt to the needs of female officers.
Officer safety tactics have evolved to accommodate the prospect of dealing with suspects via a variety of media, developing a hitherto unknown degree of intimacy with a suspect even as it keeps him at bay.
These three skills can offer simple solutions to often complicated problems in the field.
Officer Tim Hanks threaded the last of the Federal Tactical 00 buck-shot shells into his Remington 870, adjusted the Beretta 92FS in his Safariland rig, touched his backup revolver, then turned to me and said, “Well, you ready to hit the street?”
While our children are safer in school than they are in many other settings, they are often far less safe than they should, and could, be.
For many investigators their handgun is their primary weapon. Consequently, it must be the most effective tool they can have. Here are some thoughts on the selection process of both the handgun and the ever-important holster it's carried in.
The lust forautomatic weapons is now almost universal within police departments throughout the country.
Conventional police forces deployed in large and normally slow-to-react formations were not capable of dealing with small, clandestine terrorist cells, striking swiftly and melting into the civil scenery.
The suspect's actions, tactics used, and weapon information is something every SWAT or patrol officer needs to be aware of.