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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: 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.

<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

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.

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

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.

<p>Photo: Dave Douglas</p>

How to Buy a Duty Holster  

January 28, 2016

By Dave Douglas

Your duty holster is one of the most important articles of safety equipment you'll ever take into the field — just as important as your firearm, cruiser, flashlight, or handcuffs.

<p>In Colorado Springs officers used armored rescue vehicles to remove wounded from the Planned Parenthood Building and ferry them to waiting ambulances. (Photo: Zuma Press)</p>

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week  

January 28, 2016

By David Griffith

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

<p>FLIR Detection&#39;s Fido X2 quickly identifies trace explosives and has a large screen to display results and show training videos. (Photo: FLIR Detection)</p>

The Mechanical Nose Knows  

January 28, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Law enforcement can use the Fido X2 for first-level screening at security checkpoints or during high alert stages to detect explosive residue on vehicles and personal belongings and get results within 10 seconds.

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

Driver Runs Your DUI Checkpoint  

January 28, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

All of a sudden you see a car run the checkpoint, and just as it turns out of view you hear shots fired and an officer calling for help over the radio.

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