Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
From Honolulu to New York City, prisoner incidents and uprisings have become all too common. Luckily, corrections officers are equipped better than ever to deal with such incidents.
A security guard looks at the images on the screen in front of him: a video capture of a clean-shaven man with close-cropped hair next to a mugshot of a convicted American drug dealer with a beard and shaggy long hair. They look different, but the guard confirms they are definitely the same man. In minutes, the positively identified man is apprehended.
Few items in the police arsenal are asked to wear as many hats as the duty shotgun. This ubiquitous tool is being increasingly relied upon to perform a wide range of roles-many never imagined even 20 years ago.
Then you see them, casualties. Many of them, grotesquely motionless, obscured by the low hanging mist.
"The threat of suicide bombers in the U.S. is not an 'if' but a 'when,'" read a recent alert to law enforcement that was sent by the California Department of Justice.
"If anything happens tonight and we have to do any shooting, you have to do all of it," Hero said in a most relaxed manner.
Restating the obvious, a police officer should obtain a warrant before conducting a search.
At 18.7 ounces, the PT111SS qualifies as a true pocket pistol.
As a former Federal Air Marshal, I am often asked, "Should law enforcement officers be allowed to carry their guns when they are passengers on commercial airliners?" My short answer is, "Hell, yes."
These officers died in the line of duty at the World Trade Center.