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<p>Photo: Silynx Communications</p>

Next-Generation Headsets and Mics  

March 14, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Law enforcement officers accustomed to using smartphones with wireless devices in their personal lives are itching to use the same type of technology on duty. And manufacturers of headsets, microphones, and wireless devices are working to meet that challenge.

<p>Officers are trained to move into their stance before reaching for their guns.</p>

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training  

March 11, 2016

By David Griffith

Students who have attended the D.R.A.W. School say the results can be impressive. “When we went to the range for live-fire training after the first D.R.A.W. School class, the results were instantly apparent. Not only were officers quicker out of the holster, their first shot was right on target, and their follow-up shots were faster and much more accurate,” says Lt. Jason Graham, training coordinator with the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department.

<p>This screen shot from Telogis Ford Telematics shows some of the information that the system captures. (Photo: Telogis)</p>

The Benefits of Telematics  

March 8, 2016

By David Griffith

Experts say telematics can save agencies money and prevent officers and civilians from being injured or even killed in patrol vehicle accidents.

ECDs and Use-of-Force Law  

March 8, 2016

By Christopher L. McFarlin

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which applies to five states, emphasizes the use of TASERs as tools for protection, not for compelling compliance.

<p>Photo: WatchGuard Video</p>

WatchGuard Video: Evidence in the Ether  

March 8, 2016

By Melanie Basich

WatchGuard Video's Cloud-Share helps agencies find, copy, distribute, and track digital evidence via the cloud while still maintaining the original data in their on-premises servers.

<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-1 HPL  

March 8, 2016

By A.J. George

The TLR-1 HPL is designed specifically for long gun use and does a fantastic job of lighting up targets at what I would consider a reasonable engagement distance and beyond.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?  

March 7, 2016

By Greg Meyer

A battle is brewing among law enforcement leadership organizations about whether and how to change police use-of-force policy and training to be kinder and gentler.

<p>Photo: Vertx</p>

Police Product Test: Vertx 37.5 Combat Shirt  

March 7, 2016

By A.J. George

The new combat shirt features Vertx and Fechheimer's proprietary dual fabric blend they call "37.5 Active Particle Technology."

<p>Draw your handgun while raising your elbow up. Once the gun has cleared the holster, drop your elbow straight down into your side, pointing the gun straight ahead at the intended target. Keep your gun and forearm parallel to the ground.</p>
<p>(Photo: Michael T. Rayburn)</p>

Shooting from the Hip  

March 4, 2016

By Michael T. Rayburn

Hip shooting can give you the edge you need to defeat an assailant that's close to you. At close distances all we're looking for is hits on a human-sized target.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Black Officers' Lives Matter, Too  

March 4, 2016

By David Griffith

From the point of view of anti-police activists, the only black lives that "matter" are those of street criminals killed by police.

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