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<p>Photo: Mark Clark</p>

Product Test: Vievu LE3 On-Body Video System  

June 30, 2014

Vievu's LE3 is the company's latest small, lightweight, self-contained video recorder system. About the size and weight of a pager, this on-body video system can easily be worn on an officer's uniform.

<p>Photo: Jimmy Lee</p>

Get Ready for a Fight  

June 26, 2014

Your defensive tactics training should be intense, exhausting, applicable, and eye-opening. Don't come to in-service training dressed for vacation or expecting to sleepwalk through the course.

<p>Photo: Becky Leavitt</p>

Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol  

June 25, 2014

The current version of the full-size Steyr duty pistol, the L9-A1, debuted last year. Available chambered for either the 9mm Luger or .40 S&W, the L9-A1 has many of the features of Steyr's earlier pistols along with several new ones, including a redesigned trigger.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Alone Against All Odds  

June 24, 2014

Cops are accustomed to answering calls for help, and generally think no less of those who ask. But officers themselves are often hesitant to ask for help, and that can be very impractical and even costly. 

<p>Tactical Medical Solutions&#39; Downed Officer Kit contains seven potentially life-saving first-aid supplies in a sealed pouch. Photo: Tactical Medical Solutions</p>

Hemorrhage Control  

June 23, 2014

Officer Joshua Burns might have bled out and died if it wasn't for a new emergency medical program that the Dallas PD had implemented just weeks before he was shot. As part of that program, 3,200 Dallas officers had been trained in basic hemorrhage control techniques and issued Tactical Medical Solutions' Downed Officer Kit (DOK).

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Radios: Your Lifeline is Evolving  

June 22, 2014

Officers have come to rely on both their in-car and portable radios for critical intelligenc. Here's a look at some trends in police communications today and some evolving technologies that will radically change them in the near future.

<p>Photo: Google</p>

Autonomous Cars: Driving on Auto Pilot  

June 22, 2014

Imagine an officer gets into the driver's seat, which recognizes her by retina scan, and it immediately moves to the position she prefers. The officer logs on via voice request to the department CAD system and "tells" the vehicle to patrol the downtown area using random patrol "Henry 1." This could be reality sooner than you think.

Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath  

June 21, 2014

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

<p>Photo: Bradley Nickell</p>

Deadly Threats: The Longest 10 Seconds  

June 17, 2014

The most stressful situation a police officer can face is an unexpected deadly threat—someone wanting to kill you or another person. You must react to it. And you don't have time to think.

<p>Agency administrators will likely disagree with you on how money should be spent unless you present a convincing argument. </p>
<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

How to Deal with Shrinking Budgets  

June 16, 2014

If you are a "cup is half full" person, then having the right perspective, attitude, and imagination can conquer the frustration of an ever-shrinking budget. It is possible to still make things happen.

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