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'Fixing' Police Training  

March 31, 2015

By David Griffith

In the wake of last year's anti-police demonstrations, politicians made a lot of promises to "fix" policing and retrain officers to use force more sparingly. Now that some of these programs are being implemented, we are seeing the training may be sacrificing real world common sense about violence in favor of politically correct ideology.

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E-Citation Solutions  

March 31, 2015

By Melanie Basich

These products help make ticketing simpler and easier.

<p>Photo: Mission Manager</p>

Computerizing K-9 Search-and-Rescue  

March 27, 2015

By Jim Okerblom

Some volunteer K-9 search-and-rescue groups rely on cloud-based Mission Manager Incident Management software to help manage their personnel and equipment, and also enhance situational awareness in the field.

What a Review Says About You  

March 27, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Many supervisors assume that performance appraisals are only about the subordinate being evaluated, but an evaluation almost always ends up being more about the supervisor. Let me explain why with an example.

<p>Photo: 3M</p>

ALPR: Capturing Crime Leads  

March 23, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology allows law enforcement officers to quickly recognize expired tags and identify and locate stolen vehicles. But it's also often instrumental in finding wanted and missing persons and solving a wide range of crimes, including homicides.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Thank You for Freedom  

March 23, 2015

By Dave Smith

People who live in fear are not really free, or cannot stay free long with such anxiety, and you are the ones they call in a crisis.

<p>Burglars might come through the wall of an adjacent business. Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Pawn Shop Alarm  

March 13, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

A call comes in about an alarm going off at a very popular pawn shop just a little past midnight. You've handled a large number of false alarms at this location, but this time it could be a real burglary.

Irrational Fear vs. Officer Safety  

March 13, 2015

By Jon Adler

First, law enforcement critics such as civil libertarians and liberal journalists claimed that we were over-militarized, and now they're mischaracterizing officer safety equipment as spy tools.

<p>Photo: Tuff Products</p>

Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit  

March 9, 2015

By David Griffith

The T.A.S.K. with P.T.K. is a leg rig that holds four AR-15/M4 magazines, EMT shears, latex gloves, surgical tape, modular bandage, tourniquet, and a chest seal. It's made of rugged 1680-denier black ballistic nylon and double-layered scuba webbing.

<p>Photo: K2StratCom</p>

Training: Canine to K-9  

March 6, 2015

By Mark Fox

The decision to take a dog and transform it into a highly trained law enforcement animal isn't one to be taken lightly. It is a commitment, with year-round responsibility—both on and off-duty—for the dog and the humans who work with the dog.

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