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<p>Amaury Murgado</p>

Developing Managerial Effectiveness  

March 13, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Managerial effectiveness includes skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and decision-making. The challenge for any supervisor is to develop relevant skills in order to be more effective.

<p>A weapon light can be used even in daylight to provide officers some concealment. (Photo: Brian Marshall)</p>

Tactical Illuminator Training  

March 13, 2017

By Brian Marshall

Over the last 10 years of sharing what I have learned about weapon-mounted lights, I have heard the same questions, concerns, and training issues from departments around the country. I have found that discussing Jeff Cooper's Rules of Firearms Safety in reverse is an easy way to hit all of the bases for a solid tactical illuminator training program.

<p>Photo: Police File</p>

Less-Lethal: Making Impact  

March 10, 2017

By David Griffith

The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Police Supporters  

March 10, 2017

By David Griffith

The prevailing wisdom in this country is that the people have turned against the police. Statistically and anecdotally, there is evidence that the prevailing wisdom is wrong.

<p>Photo: Mobile Pro Systems</p>

Mobile Pro Systems: Remote Connection  

March 10, 2017

By David Griffith

The Commander 3400 mobile trailer from Mobile Pro Systems can help solve many of the communications issues and video surveillance needs encountered by contemporary American law enforcement agencies.

<p>Children ages 3 to 6 understand the concept of being lost and may attempt to return home or to a familiar place, but they tend to keep going in one direction. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate Lost Children  

March 10, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

<p>Ritter &amp; Stark exhibited its SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle.</p>

SHOT Show 2017: Report from the Aisles  

March 10, 2017

By Melanie Basich and David Griffith

In the last decade, the number of law enforcement products on display at the annual Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show has ballooned to the point that it can be difficult to see them all. Here's a quick look at some of the items that caught our attention.

<p>First, you need to establish if you&#39;re investigating a burglary (or other crime) in progress, or if the incident has ended. (Photo: StockPhoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate a Burglary  

February 9, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

<p>BMW</p>

New Rides for Motor Officers  

February 9, 2017

By Melanie Basich

The iconic law enforcement motorcycle is most visible conducting traffic enforcement on highways and participating in special events and motorcades.  Manufacturers are continually working to improve performance and comfort for motor officers. Here's a look at motorcycles currently available for law enforcement.

<p>Vigilant Solutions&#39; Mobile Companion app includes&nbsp;Mobile Hit Hunter, which helps officers pinpoint the locations of target vehicles.</p>

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features  

February 8, 2017

By David Griffith

Today we throw around the term "smartphone" with emphasis on the "phone" part of the word. But our real attention should be paid to the "smart." The processing power of these devices and their capabilities go far beyond cellular telephony. And manufacturers of law enforcement technology products have taken notice.

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