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

Why You Should Double Check for Accuracy  

August 8, 2014

Although law enforcement officers are given considerable leeway for reasonable mistakes, you don't get much slack for unreasonable mistakes that result from hasty reactions to bad information that comes from your own official sources.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Act As If..You're the Best Possible Officer  

August 7, 2014

If Wiseman is right we don't all need to get certified as safety experts, we need to act certified. If every time you made a traffic stop you acted like you were demonstrating to a group of cadets the right way to do a stop, what would you do?

<p>Photo: FLIR</p>

Explosives Detection In Hand  

August 1, 2014

Thanks to improved technology, trace explosives detectors are now smaller and easier to use. These handheld devices are sized to fit in a cargo pocket and can detect the smallest amounts of explosive materials and the precursors used to make bombs.

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

SIG Sauer P320 Duty Pistol  

July 31, 2014

SIG Sauer's answer to complaints about its manual safety and DA/SA trigger is the new P320, which blends the best of the classic SIG design with the attributes of a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol.

<p>Photo: Mark Clark</p>

The POLICE Light and Laser Survey  

July 31, 2014

Because of the critical importance of illumination tools in law enforcement operations, POLICE recently conducted a survey about flashlight, weapon light, and laser sight ownership, usage, and training among working law enforcement officers. The following is a snapshot of our findings.

<p>Photo: FLEOA</p>

Unfair Criticism of U.S. Marshals  

July 25, 2014

Despite a three-year budget freeze and stagnating staff levels, the U.S. Marshals Service's Regional Fugitive Task Force (RFTF) units apprehended 73,422 fugitives last year. So why would the news media criticize their performance and commitment?

<p>Photo: St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD</p>

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic  

July 25, 2014

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

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

Police Product Test: Pelican Progear Vault Series iPad Case  

July 25, 2014

The Pelican ProGear Vault Series cases for iPad Air and iPad Mini may be the right combination of ruggedized protection and functionality that we've been looking for.

<p><em>Sgt. Kim Hamilton of the Williamsburg PD drives through a housing complex: &ldquo;Criminals know you can try to come through [Williamsburg]&mdash;but we&rsquo;ll catch you.&rdquo; (Photo: Kristine Meldrum Denholm)</em></p>

Williamsburg: Policing Where the Present Meets the Past  

July 20, 2014

A former NYPD cop, Hamilton moved to this quiet Tidewater community more than 15 years ago after her child waited for a bus in New York next to a dead body.

Dealing with Confirmation Bias  

July 17, 2014

One of the biggest things you can do to correct confirmation bias is to try to disprove your theories instead of trying to prove them. It seems it is human nature to stop working once you have proven your theory to your own satisfaction.

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