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Under the Influence  

November 17, 2015

By Melanie Basich

You notice a driver weaving in and out of traffic, so you signal with lights and siren for him to pull over. He definitely seems out of sorts, so you conduct the standardized field sobriety tests, which he fails. But when you administer a breath test, his blood alcohol content (BAC) is way below the legal limit for alcohol–despite his clearly exhibiting signs of being under the influence. What you have here is most likely a case of "drug driving."

Traffic and Speed Enforcement  

November 17, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Here you'll find a list of tools that will help you catch dangerous speeders in the act.

Robbery at a Fast Food Restaurant  

November 17, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You get a call at 1:30 a.m. that the freezer alarm has been sounded at a local fast food restaurant with drive-through service that's located in a high-traffic tourist area of town. There are rarely, if ever, false alarms at this location.

<p>The TacVent attaches to the carrier and lifts the carrier and armor one-half inch from the wearer to allow cooling air flow. (Photo: TacVent)</p>

TacVent: Cooling System  

November 17, 2015

By David Griffith

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

Your Leadership Roles  

November 17, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You're kidding yourself if you think that you will ever have a fully trained and motivated command. You are a trainer, a coach, and if you care about the future, a mentor. In reality, each has its own role, specific purpose, and desired outcome.

Make Them Pay  

November 17, 2015

By David Griffith

Last month within about a 10-day period several on-duty law enforcement officers were denied service at outlets of some of the largest restaurant chains in the country. You've read the stories, but I'm going to take you back through one that really makes my blood boil.

Rage Against Active Shooters  

November 13, 2015

By Jon Adler

Given the alarming increase in active shooter incidents, Americans are now forced to construct a mental pre-set to prepare for a lethal encounter with a madman. Fighting back is obviously easier said than done, but playing possum is not a viable survival option.

Keep Your Patrol Rifle on Safe  

November 10, 2015

By Stephen Clark

While the topic of how to use the mechanical safety on a patrol rifle may seem to be a relatively minor issue, it's one that is worthy of some thought.

<p>Photo: Vincent Taroc</p>

Reasonable Force  

November 3, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

In the age of ubiquitous video and mushrooming oversight, how can you ensure that your use of force does not bring unwanted discredit upon you, your department, and the entire profession? The same as always: Know the law, and comply with it.

<p>Photo: TSSI</p>

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag  

October 30, 2015

By A.J. George

TSSI has joined the bail-out bag army with its Active Response bag. The main features of any rapid response bag are here for sure, with the addition of a couple of very smart improvements over the traditional nylon pack.

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