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The End Game  

October 11, 2016

By David Griffith

Many people watching the Black Lives Matter movement have long seen its goal as quite literally changing the way law enforcement officers do their jobs, forcing you to pull back and avoid confrontations with black suspects. And while the final moves of that strategy have yet to occur, the pieces are moving into place.

<p>A prototype of Hound Labs&#39; Hound device. The Hound can measure the amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in a person&#39;s breath. (Photo: Hound Labs)</p>

Hound Labs: Sniffing Out Marijuana  

October 10, 2016

By Melanie Basich

The Hound is completely different in that it measures the amount of THC in a person's breath – which stays there for only a matter of hours at most. It measures blood alcohol content through breath as well.

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How to Deal with Witnesses  

October 10, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.

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SIG Sauer MCX Carbine  

October 10, 2016

By A.J. George

When SIG offered to send me an MCX rifle configured for police duty use I couldn't wait. MCX rifles feature a slim-profile, chrome-lined, cold-hammer-forged barrel topped off with SIG's own muzzle device.

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If It Pleases the Court  

October 10, 2016

By Mike Grimes

No amount of initial classroom instruction can adequately prepare an officer for court. But I want to share some tips and debunk some myths about this important, though painstaking, facet of a law enforcement career.

<p>Microsoft&#39;s Advanced Patrol Platform features technology running on the Azure cloud. (Photo: Microsoft)</p>

The Cloud: Beyond Data Storage  

October 10, 2016

By David Griffith

Many law enforcement agencies have turned to the cloud as a solution for their data needs and for delivering mission critical information to officers in the field.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Don't Forget about Your Baton  

October 10, 2016

By Michael Schlosser

Most officers have never used their batons as a striking tool, and most officers have either rarely or never used their baton as a leverage tool or control device.

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Think Before You Hit Send  

October 10, 2016

By Laura Scarry

What about those text messages and emails that are sent on officers' personal devices? Are they safe from scrutinizing eyes?

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IADLEST NCP: Helping Officers Find Better Training  

October 7, 2016

By David Griffith

IADLEST's National Certification Program (NCP) evaluates both online and in-person training programs for law enforcement officers. IADLEST has both created a methodology and a process for evaluating training before granting its seal of approval.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Are You a Cynic?  

October 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

While the Cynics say "People are stupid" and walk away, the Stoics say, "Some people are stupid and I can't change that; I can only control myself and choose to help them anyway."

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