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<p>The 9-inch lace-up Sage A3 boots&nbsp;fit true to size, and may require a good break-in time. (Photo: OD:30)</p>

Police Product Test: OD:30 Sage A3 Composite Toe Combat Boot  

September 4, 2018

By A.J. George

These OD:30 boots meet American Military Standards and right out of the box I could tell these were built to last. They aren't heavy but they're definitely sturdy and the fit and finish is impeccable.

<p>Spending time in a flotation tank can relieve stress by allowing your mind to let go of daily worries and your muscles to relax, without any outside stimuli to distract you. (Photo:&nbsp;George Ryan)</p>

Benefits of Floating  

September 4, 2018

By George Ryan

A few benefits of floating include: reduced stress, improved sleeping patterns, and a balanced well-being.

<p>Dave Smith (Image: Sequoia Blankenship)</p>

Lessons Learned  

September 4, 2018

By Dave Smith

First and foremost, the recordings reveal that force is ugly. It is not the "one punch, hero wins, bad guy goes down," movie action the public has been conditioned to expect. 

<p>Bitcoins, although called &quot;coins,&quot; are not objects, merely lines of encrypted data. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

The Challenge of Cryptocurrencies  

September 4, 2018

By Michael Coleman

A decade ago cryptocurrencies were nothing more than curiosities for computer geeks. Now they are going legitimate, but despite all of the moves toward legitimacy, cryptocurrencies remain the favored money for criminal activity online.

<p>Jon Adler,&nbsp;President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation</p>

Eyes in the Sky  

September 4, 2018

By Jon Adler

The bad guys are exploiting piloted aerial video for criminal purposes at an unrestricted pace, undeterred by laws, costs, or public perception. Law enforcement must put on its cape with the big "S" and prevail in this video star wars.

<p>The new&nbsp;&frac14;-zip combat shirt is made of a breathable cotton&nbsp;blend and Cordura nylon. (Photo: Tru-Spec)</p>

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec T.R.U. 1/4 Zip Combat Shirt  

September 4, 2018

By A.J. George

Unlike the traditional cotton T-shirt feel of traditional combat shirts, this one feels more like a sports performance fabric common to compression workout clothing.

<p>Someone planning to abduct you will follow you to gather information that will aid in your capture. (Photo: Anthony and Tracy Sherman from&nbsp;Genesis Group)</p>

Surviving as a Hostage  

September 4, 2018

By Dave Young

As police officers (and especially if you work corrections) in the United States or Canada, you have to ask this question: What would you do if you were taken hostage?

<p>Many public safety officials still rely on LMR networks for mission critical voice features.(Photo: Franklin Rau)</p>

The Future of Police Radio  

September 4, 2018

By Adam Stone

Why is LMR still front and center, with broadband LTE just around the corner? A number of factors help to explain it. Some have to do with the nature of police operations, while others reflect realities around such issues as cost and infrastructure.

<p class=&quot;&quot;BODYCOPYnoindentBODYCOPY&quot;&quot;>For many law enforcement agencies, body cameras have improved evidence capture and strengthened officer response. (Photo: Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via ZUMA Wire)</p>

Exclusive Police Survey: Body Cameras  

September 4, 2018

By David Griffith

Body cameras have become so important in contemporary law enforcement in a very short time that of the readers who responded that they are using them, 81% said they were required to use them by their agency. That puts these devices in the same category as uniforms and radios and duty guns.

<p>The primary purpose of interview and interrogation is to&nbsp;secure the suspect&#39;s narrative about their alleged role in the offense. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Handling Suspects’ Claims of Insanity During Interrogation  

September 4, 2018

By Steven E. Pitt

Using the mnemonic "INSANITY," PNCLIS (pronounced "Pin-clis") incorporates eight essential elements to assist law enforcement with collecting and documenting information about a suspect's thought processes at and around the time of an offense.

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