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Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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Community Caretaking Searches  

April 7, 2016

By Ron Martinelli

Few of the safeguards granted to individuals in the United States under the Bill of Rights are more vociferously defended than the Fourth Amendment guaranteeing protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This is especially the case where the entry of private residences is concerned.

<p><em>All court personnel can be vulnerable to attack both in and outside the courtroom, which is why New Jersey has implemented its security program. Photo: iStockphoto.com</em></p>

Enhancing Judicial Security  

April 7, 2016

By Paul Safier

A proprietary, Web-based database known as SAMS (Suspicious Activity Monitoring System) is another integral part of the program. SAMS has been created to collect and house suspicious activity, reportable incidents, and other notable events. 

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser</p>

Gaining Compliance with Targeted Pressure  

April 7, 2016

By Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser

There are pressure-sensitive areas on the body that can cause pain and/or become distractors when triggered, and thus can be used when attempting to arrest an active resister or aggressive assailant.

<p>Kustom Signals&#39; Vantage body-worn camera can upload files wirelessly to the company&#39;s Eyewitness in-car system so that officers don&#39;t have to turn in their cameras at the end of their shifts. Photo: Kustom Signal</p>

Body-Worn Cams: Making Sure You Get the Video  

April 7, 2016

By David Griffith

Many of the most innovative features on the current generation of law enforcement body-worn camera systems are all about ensuring the evidence is captured as accurately as possible, that it can be integrated with other video capture systems, and it can be redacted.

<p>K-9 handlers at Spokane PD usually train multiple dogs during their tenure, building a wealth of experience as a unit over time.&nbsp;Photo: Carla Blazek.</p>

Taking the Lead  

April 7, 2016

By Melanie Basich

The Spokane (WA) Police Department's nearly 290 officers patrol the City of Spokane's 76 square miles. The agency's K-9 unit provides support to department officers as well as other regional law enforcement agencies through searching buildings and vehicles, apprehending suspects, tracking fleeing suspects, and protecting officers.

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LPR Technology  

April 7, 2016

By Roselynne Reyes

Here are some of the latest LPR products for law enforcement on the market right now.

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Check on the Well-Being  

April 7, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Don't just take the call you are dispatched to at face value. You never know until you get there and see what your investigation brings up.

<p>Photo: Phalanx Defense Systems</p>

One Size Fits Most  

April 7, 2016

By Melanie Basich

With Phalanx Defense Systems' Stealth Operator Holster Series, you can wear one concealed carry holster to accommodate various handguns, such as your duty weapon and a personal weapon.

Three Strikes and You're Out  

April 7, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

I document my attempts to seek people's cooperation and move on. It's my "If it's not important to you, it's not important to me" axiom.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

All Politics is Local  

April 7, 2016

By David Griffith

 Despite its worship of a copkiller, the Black Lives Matter movement is not about killing you; it's about inhibiting your willingness to take action on the job.

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