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<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Missing 4-Year-old Boy  

January 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

<p>Photo: Vigilant Solutions</p>

About Face: Facial Recognition  

January 30, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Imagine you are working a rape case and you're trying to identify the perpetrator. He posted a video of the crime and a profile picture of himself on online. You can use the image to search for the individual via Vigilant Solutions' FaceSearch facial recognition software.

<p>Photo: Crossmatch</p>

Mobile Print ID  

January 30, 2015

By Frank Fernandez

Though mobile fingerprint technology has been in use in law enforcement for nearly a decade, continued enhancements are making the technology viable for agencies of all sizes.

Take LE Critics to the "Funhouse"  

January 30, 2015

By Jon Adler

Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton, and other self-righteous police critics need to spend some quality time in force-on-force scenario training. I call that training the "funhouse." And I use the term ironically because it teaches you that being an officer in high stress situations is anything but fun.

<p>Photo: Panteao Productions</p>

Critical Space  

January 30, 2015

By Dave Spaulding

Law enforcement personnel have known for decades that the majority of gunfights involving police occur inside 10 feet. Critical Space shooting techniques take into account the close proximity officers must operate in with both citizens and suspects. 

<p>Photo: Kory Flowers</p>

Understanding the Black Bloc  

January 30, 2015

By Kory Flowers

While law enforcement typically recognizes anarchists by their trademark all-black clothing and mob stratagem, police are often otherwise unfamiliar with this criminal subculture. In order for law enforcement officers to effectively strategize for, safely interact with, and competently prosecute anarchists, a more in-depth examination is needed.

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

Legal Issues With Body Cams  

January 26, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Recent events have accelerated law enforcement's timetable for adopting wearable audio-video recording devices. But using this technology has legal ramifications that have to be understood by criminal justice stakeholders.

<p>Photo: MILO Range</p>

The Virtual Reality Machine  

January 18, 2015

By David Griffith

You quickly realize when working a scenario in the new Theater from MILO Range Training Systems that it's a new kind of use-of-force simulator. Not only does the Theater system provide an immersive multiple screen experience, the images projected on those screens react to your movements.

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SHOT Show 2015 Sneak Preview  

January 16, 2015

By David Griffith

Each January the leading manufacturers of firearms, gear, equipment, and apparel debut many of their new products at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Here's a quick preview.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

How to Keep Your Firearms Fit for Duty  

January 15, 2015

By A.J. George

In this article I'll focus specifically on firearms and offer my perspective on cleaning and routine maintenance. I can tell you that my methods have been honed over more than two decades of running guns and they've proven their worth.

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