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Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid  

February 23, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

The suspect has advised that if anyone comes near his mother he "will take them out." You also know the sergeant asking for help uses poor tactics and will count heavily on his personal relationship with the suspect.

<p>Injecting XSTAT&#39;s large syringe of sponges into a severe wound stops hemorrhaging within 15 to 20 seconds. (Photo: RevMedx)</p>

RevMedx XSTAT: Direct Injection  

February 12, 2016

By Melanie Basich

What if you sustain an injury so severe that you're in danger of bleeding out and a standard tourniquet won't help? Now there is a product designed to treat such a wound and stop excessive bleeding in seconds. And it's been cleared for law enforcement use.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Dark Days  

February 10, 2016

By Dave Smith

Everyone gets depressed at some point, and whether you are simply recovering from a loss or bad event or suffering from true clinical depression, here are some thoughts on what to do.

Consensual Encounters  

February 5, 2016

By Devallis Rutledge

The well-trained, self-disciplined, smart law enforcement officer first tries a consensual encounter, before resorting to a detention that may or may not win judicial approval.

<p>Photo: Christophor Periatt</p>

Real World Weapon Retention Tactics  

January 29, 2016

By Christophor Periatt

Retention holsters have their benefits and can help you defeat some gun grabs, but all officers also need to know how to defeat the attacker physically during a gun grab attack.

<p>The Trijicon ACOG is kind of a hybrid optic, offering magnification and speedy CQB target acquisition.</p>

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics  

January 28, 2016

By David Griffith

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

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Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL USB Flashlight  

January 28, 2016

By A.J. George

The star feature of this light is the charging method. Instead of some proprietary charging cord or cradle, the ProTac HL USB gets its juice from a standard micro-USB cord.

<p>Photo: TruGlo</p>

Police Product Test: TruGlo TFX Tritium/Fiber Optic Sights for Glock 43  

January 28, 2016

By A.J. George

Made of machined steel and finished with a smooth anodizing that TruGlo calls a "Fortress Finish," the new TFX sights feature a longer sight radius and a more compact design with rounded edges.

<p>Often a citizen video only shows the force, not the inciting event and certainly not the totality of circumstances. (Photo: Carla Blazek)</p>

The Totality of Circumstances  

January 28, 2016

By Greg Meyer

People pass instant judgment on officers' actions on video without seeming to know anything about the investigation and analysis that necessarily includes policy, training, and the laws that govern police use of force.

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Response to Psycho-Medical Emergencies  

January 28, 2016

By Ron Martinelli

Psycho-medical emergencies are serious, life threatening events that can rapidly degrade to sudden in-custody death incidents if not handled properly.

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