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<p>Crisp uniforms and clean vehicles help to make you look professional, which is important to every supervisor. Photo: Dave Richmond</p>

What Your Supervisor Wants You to Know  

August 18, 2014

If you're not sure what your supervisor expects of you, here are some universal truths that should help you make sure you pass muster, no matter how long you've been on the job.

Caught in the Middle of Public Rage Against the Government  

August 14, 2014

Federal officers are not alone in drawing the ire of anti-government types. There's a lot of rage nationwide against all forms of authority...including you.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>
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Improving Police Mental Health Response  

August 14, 2014

While mass shootings are most prominent in the nation's mind, mental illness is often part of the common calls officers face, including domestics, substance abuse, emotional distress, armed persons, and suicide by cop.

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

Cyber Security: Locking Down the Databases  

August 8, 2014

Computer security is one of the primary concerns for many of the nation's companies and government agencies. Billions of dollars is spent each year on preventing external threats from entering protected networks. But the sad truth is that most computer network breaches are caused by sloppy internal security policies and procedures.

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

Why You Should Double Check for Accuracy  

August 8, 2014

Although law enforcement officers are given considerable leeway for reasonable mistakes, you don't get much slack for unreasonable mistakes that result from hasty reactions to bad information that comes from your own official sources.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Act As If..You're the Best Possible Officer  

August 7, 2014

If Wiseman is right we don't all need to get certified as safety experts, we need to act certified. If every time you made a traffic stop you acted like you were demonstrating to a group of cadets the right way to do a stop, what would you do?

<p>Photo: FLIR</p>

Explosives Detection In Hand  

August 1, 2014

Thanks to improved technology, trace explosives detectors are now smaller and easier to use. These handheld devices are sized to fit in a cargo pocket and can detect the smallest amounts of explosive materials and the precursors used to make bombs.

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

SIG Sauer P320 Duty Pistol  

July 31, 2014

SIG Sauer's answer to complaints about its manual safety and DA/SA trigger is the new P320, which blends the best of the classic SIG design with the attributes of a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol.

<p>Photo: Mark Clark</p>

The POLICE Light and Laser Survey  

July 31, 2014

Because of the critical importance of illumination tools in law enforcement operations, POLICE recently conducted a survey about flashlight, weapon light, and laser sight ownership, usage, and training among working law enforcement officers. The following is a snapshot of our findings.

<p>Photo: FLEOA</p>

Unfair Criticism of U.S. Marshals  

July 25, 2014

Despite a three-year budget freeze and stagnating staff levels, the U.S. Marshals Service's Regional Fugitive Task Force (RFTF) units apprehended 73,422 fugitives last year. So why would the news media criticize their performance and commitment?

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