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<p>908 Devices<br />MX908 (Photo: 908 Devices)</p>

Drug Detection and Officer Protection  

August 31, 2018

By Melanie Basich

Police need tools to identify unknown substances and to keep those materials from harming them.

<p>When searching vehicles, always wear proper gloves to protect yourself from fentanyl exposure.&nbsp; (Photo courtesy Police File)</p>

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure  

August 30, 2018

By Melanie Basich

It's important to know what to look for if you suspect contact with fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid overdose include very small "pinpoint" pupils, slow heartbeat or low blood pressure, and being unresponsive.

<p>5.11&#39;s Flex-Tac Poly/Wool Class A uniform has a classic look but uses advanced technology. (Photo courtesy&nbsp;5.11 Tactical)</p>

The New Classic  

August 30, 2018

By Melanie Basich

5.11 Tactical's new Flex-Tac Poly/Wool Class A uniform is made with Australian Merino wool and mechanical stretch for great comfort, fit, and easy maintenance with a polished appearance.

<p>Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie</p>

Off-Duty Safety Tips  

August 30, 2018

By Doug Wyllie

It's no secret that groups like Antifa and Anonymous are simpatico, and when you add BLM activists to the mix, you have a troika of anti-police groups that is not to be underestimated. Consequently, officers must maintain vigilant watch for threats while off duty.

<p>Editor David Griffith (Photo: Kelly Bracken)</p>

Officers Talk Freely About Body Cameras  

August 30, 2018

By David Griffith

The primary reason officers like wearing body cams is for protection from lies about their character and their behavior. That's invaluable.

<p>Comic book costume players interact with the public at last year&#39;s Superhero September event. (No children from the Child Advocacy Center are pictured.) Photo courtesy Sean Reavie</p>

Making Superheroes  

August 30, 2018

By David Griffith

Phoenix Crimes Against Children detective Sean Reavie created the charitable effort Superhero September to provide toys and apparel as well as other comforts for the children his detective unit is tasked with protecting.

<p>The OD40 comes with a zippered nylon case and both red and green filters. There&rsquo;s also a mounting kit available with dual rings and a remote pressure switch. (Photo: Optical Dynamics)</p>

Police Product Test: Optical Dynamics OD40 Long Distance Illuminator  

August 8, 2018

By A.J. George

The OD40MM Illuminator Kit from Optical Dynamics provides high-power illumination with minimal light bleed.

<p>Propper Switch Vest (Photo: Propper)</p>

Police Product Test: Propper Switch Vest  

August 8, 2018

By A.J. George

This modular body armor is designed for both tactical and patrol operations.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Ornery Little Facts  

August 8, 2018

By Dave Smith

Police are not the enemy of the American public despite what the activists and media say.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

Hypocrisy in Congress  

August 8, 2018

By Jon Adler

Many who believe the anti-Trump bias of an FBI agent didn't affect his investigation also believe every officer is biased against minorities.

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