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Hazardous Materials Response Equipment  

July 8, 2016

By Roselynne Reyes

Among the highest threats to officers on duty are hazardous materials and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive dangers, also known as CBRNE. Many of these dangers can go unseen or are difficult to identify just by looking at them.

<p>Photo: AMU</p>

Cutting Edge Curriculum  

July 8, 2016

By Melanie Basich

The field of law enforcement is becoming ever more complex, and universities' offerings are evolving to keep pace with these changes.

<p>Photo: Vu Digital</p>

Vu Digital: Bringing It All Into View  

July 8, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Video S.M.A.R.R.T. from Vu Digital is a complete video management simplification tool for law enforcement.

<p>Photo: &copy;istockphoto.com</p>

How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On  

July 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

In Praise of Pepper Spray  

July 8, 2016

By Michael D. Schlosser

While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.

Undue Process  

July 8, 2016

By David Griffith

Unfortunately for Mosby and her team, you can't prove a criminal case with just theories and supposition; you have to have evidence.

Lead, Don't Blame  

July 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

In today's world there are supervisors who act to protect themselves from the fear of failing, the fear of confrontation, and the fear of dealing with their own mediocrity.

Battling Blue Despair  

July 8, 2016

By Jon Adler

Unfortunately, there's no body armor to repel blue despair, but we can help triage the mental and emotional wounds before they become fatal.

<p>Photo courtesy of Richard A. Brooks</p>

Wounds That Never Heal  

July 6, 2016

By Richard A. Brooks

I asked about the suspect, and they told me they last observed him getting off of the elevator on the third floor. I notified dispatch and I headed to the third floor. The smart thing to do would have been to wait on my backup. But I was a rookie.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Pass the Blue Crayon, Please  

July 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

All of us have activities that simply make us stronger and better, like working out or fishing or hunting or … coloring! Look, I don't judge (OK, maybe a little). Just find things that you enjoy and help you recover from the stress of your job.

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