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<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Robbery in Progress  

February 25, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

As you approach the store's entrance, you realize the clerk is being robbed at gunpoint. As far as you can tell, no one else is in the store. You also note that there are two people getting gas at the pumps and there are no other people around.

We Need the Blue Alert  

February 25, 2015

By Jon Adler

Now that we have buried NYPD heroes Det. Wenjian Liu and Det. Rafael Ramos what is being done to augment protections for all of our nation's other blue warriors? Now is the time to institute the National Blue Alert.

There's a Person Behind the Badge  

February 25, 2015

By David Griffith

The court has established that law enforcement officers are human and make mistakes and cannot be convicted of a crime for making an objectively reasonable mistake.

Enough is Enough!  

February 25, 2015

By Chuck Canterbury

Those in our profession have always been in harm's way. But over the past several years and especially over the past few months, we have seen the effect that irresponsible rhetoric can have in exacerbating the current climate of mistrust and transforming it into violence targeting police officers. We have to say, with one voice, "Enough is enough!"

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Winning a Knife Fight  

February 11, 2015

By A.J. George

How many times do we consider what we would do if someone introduced a knife into a fight in which we were already engaged? Do we have the ability to draw and fire? Can we create distance or even defend ourselves properly in order to survive the attack? These are questions rarely addressed.

Be Specific  

February 11, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Supervisors must be specific when they communicate, or expect to pay the price for not doing so. Specificity is important for three main reasons: to ensure the success of the task, to eliminate any questionable officer issues, and in case disciplinary actions become required.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

February 6, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Jack McVicker

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

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Police Product Test: Aimpoint Micro T-2 Red-Dot Optic  

January 31, 2015

By A.J. George

With its long-anticipated and recently released Micro T-2 red-dot optic, Aimpoint has taken a proven winner and made it even better by adding flip-up lens caps, increased protection for the windage and elevation turrets, and a new lens coating to enhance clarity.

<p>Photo of SWAT Tac gloves: StrongSuit</p>

Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves  

January 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Beretta ARX-100 Rifle  

January 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Beretta's ARX-100 is a 5.56mm, piston-driven, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle, and a direct descendant of the select-fire ARX-160, which was designed and built in 2008 for the Italian military.

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