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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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<p>Photo: Vertx</p>

Police Product Test: Vertx 37.5 Combat Shirt  

March 7, 2016

By A.J. George

The new combat shirt features Vertx and Fechheimer's proprietary dual fabric blend they call "37.5 Active Particle Technology."

<p>Draw your handgun while raising your elbow up. Once the gun has cleared the holster, drop your elbow straight down into your side, pointing the gun straight ahead at the intended target. Keep your gun and forearm parallel to the ground.</p>
<p>(Photo: Michael T. Rayburn)</p>

Shooting from the Hip  

March 4, 2016

By Michael T. Rayburn

Hip shooting can give you the edge you need to defeat an assailant that's close to you. At close distances all we're looking for is hits on a human-sized target.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Black Officers' Lives Matter, Too  

March 4, 2016

By David Griffith

From the point of view of anti-police activists, the only black lives that "matter" are those of street criminals killed by police.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome  

March 3, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Dispatch advises that a 1-year-old was found dead in his crib. When the mother's boyfriend went to check on him at 05:00 this morning, he was not breathing and cold to the touch.

A Failure to Act  

March 3, 2016

By Jon Adler

Sworn federal law enforcement officers were left wondering what their role was in this situation. It was shameful for the White House not to immediately commit its federal law enforcement assets to resolving this conflict.

<p>Photo: POLICE File</p>

Serving the Search Warrant  

March 2, 2016

By Devallis Rutledge

Having a warrant does not guarantee that your actions will always be upheld. Every officer participating in the execution of a search warrant should be familiar with the following guidelines.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Off Duty, Not Off Guard  

March 2, 2016

By Dave Smith

Even with the limited weapons and carry options I had, I always carried off duty. What about you? Are you ready to defend the ones you love against deadly force when you are off duty?

<p>Photo: Police File</p>

De-Escalation Training: Learning to Back Off  

March 2, 2016

By David Griffith

De-escalation training is not new nor innovative. The philosophy behind the training is that officers need to take every opportunity to slow down a situation when possible.

Taking Charge of Yourself  

March 2, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Supervisors often hear that they are to lead by example, but what does that really mean? You are the first person who has to obey in order to comply with the very things you demand of others.

<p>Meprolight R4E Optimized Duty Sights (Photo: Meprolight)</p>

Police Product Test: Meprolight R4E Optimized Duty Sights  

February 29, 2016

By A.J. George

Meprolight has been in the Tritium iron sights game for a while and produces a variety of great duty sights. The company's new R4E Optimized Duty Sights are made to fit the full-sized family of Glock pistols.

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