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Negotiating with Suicidal Subjects  

May 24, 2015

By Arthur Slatkin

Suicide by cop, like other suicides, can be devastating for loved ones of the subject. But unlike other suicides, suicide by cop places a weighty burden on the involved officers that can be career-ending, as a high percentage of officers involved in fatal shootings leave policing within a year of the incident.

No Mitigating Factors for Tsarnaev  

May 22, 2015

By Jon Adler

Jurors may have to wrestle with their religious principles over sending Tsarnaev to death, but nothing else. There are no mitigating factors that should save this vicious terrorist from being euthanized.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek</p>

YouTube Legal Advice Traffic Stop  

May 21, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

As you approach the vehicle you notice that her window is rolled up and she has a sign pressed up on her window that says, "I am NOT talking to you, NO you can't search my vehicle, and I want my attorney." She also has her driver's license pressed onto the glass so you can see it.

<p>Photo: Hardwire LLC</p>

Clear Coverage  

May 18, 2015

By Melanie Basich

The Brooklyn ambush of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their cruiser last year inspired development of Hardwire LLC's Transparent Armor Window Insert.

<p>Photo: POLICE File</p>

Admonitions and Waivers  

May 4, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Most of your communications with criminal suspects are "unscripted" dialogue. But in certain situations it can be very important that you say the right words, at the right time, to avoid creating problems for yourself, your agency, and your prosecutor.

Choosing the Right Lightbar  

May 4, 2015

By Ryan Mason

Selecting the right LED lighting solution for your agency's vehicles can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. There are multiple factors to consider, including lumen output levels, the lightbar's shape, and interoperability with existing equipment.

<p>Photo: iStock</p>

How to Handle Stress On Duty  

May 1, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Stress is a part of the job. But there are actions you can take to mitigate its effects that don't include the usual advice from doctors and fitness magazines.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Reacting to Gun Grabs  

April 30, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Michael "Ben" Toberman

In addition to the built-in retention of your holster, there are some techniques and tactics that you need to know in order to keep your duty weapon in place during a physical altercation.

The Secret Service: The Media's Punching Bag  

April 29, 2015

By Jon Adler

Special agents are real people exposed to real risks; they suffer real pain and bleed real blood.


25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective  

April 29, 2015

By David Griffith

Because police training is in the news we thought it was a good time to ask veteran officers and trainers how they would improve law enforcement training and make it more effective. The following is collected from the comments of more than a dozen sources.

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