Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
Just Give Me A Hundred Good Cops, And a ton of ammunition... That's what I was thinkin' when I reviewed the situation in Lagos, Nigeria.
With today's cutting-edge rifle systems like the AR platform, the performance possibilities inherent in these designs have generated a high level of interest in correspondingly high-tech optical sights.
According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.
The implication was clear: if laser would display target speeds for a stationary wall, what other errors were possible?
You'd never see it in a high-speed pursuit, and no SWAT team would ever consider it for storming a terrorist hideout, but some police departments are finding there's a place for a new and versatile electric vehicle - the GEM - in their fleets.
I get in behind him and with one hand on the mike and the other on the steering wheel, put the license plate out on the air. The suspect slams on the brakes. I drop the mike, steer and brake to avoid hitting the truck.
In keeping up with the expansion of the category "police vehicles," we've widened our annual roundup to cover some of these newer "mobile offices" as well as the newer models of old patrol classics.
More innovative speed enforcement technologies have appeared in the last five years than in the previous two decades. Law enforcement agencies can now pick and choose from a bewildering buffet of high-tech devices, including digital radar, lasers and cameras.
The ultimate goal of any defensive pistol-training program is to stop a life-threatening attack against you or another innocent party. You have to know how to shoot consistently and accurately to save lives.
Regardless of the consequences, regardless of how uncomfortable things get, I believe in gritting my teeth, saying what needs to be said and standing firm for the fallout. It's always better to deal with facts than with smoke and mirrors.