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Active Shooters, Gun Control, and Mental Health  

There are no easy answers for keeping Americans safe from mass killers.

Friday, February 16 | SWAT

If we are truly serious about reducing active shooter deaths, we must stop the political posturing and the self-serving, useless rhetoric and commit ourselves to the many viable solutions that are out there. We owe it to our children to find a way.

In Your Own Words: What is Your New Year's Resolution for 2018?  

Wednesday, January 31 | Editor's Notes

For the January 2018 issue of POLICE Magazine, we asked readers to tell us their New Year's resolutions. Here's what they had to say.

SHOT Show 2018 Part 2  

SHOT Show is the place to see the newest police guns, apparel, footwear, gear, and equipment.

Monday, January 29 | Editor's Notes

Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest police products I saw walking the literally miles of exhibits at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.

LAPD Chief to Retire: Get Ready for Backstabbing and Bloodletting  

The selection process for the chief of a major American police force is not pretty.

Monday, January 29 | Patrol

Most qualified? That’s so 20th century. It won’t be a factor in naming the next chief. The eventual selectee will have triumphed through some combination of the right ethnic and gender profile and an ability to survive the knife fight about to begin. What fun it will be to watch.

SHOT Show 2018 Part 1  

Friday, January 26 | Editor's Notes

After attending SHOT 2018 in Las Vegas this week, I've compiled a collection of fireams that caught my eye and that I think you'll be interested in, too.

A Trauma Surgeon Talks About Wound Ballistics and Stopping Power  

Dr. Sydney Vail is a trauma surgeon, a tactical medical provider, and an expert in how bullets damage the human body.

Thursday, December 28 | Weapons

"I got involved in wound ballistics and what it really took to stop a threat during residency in Philadelphia because I had a friend on the police force who lost his job for use of excessive force by shooting somebody, I think it was, 18 times, and I always thought, maybe he needed to shoot that person 18 times to stop the threat."

Vievu Body Cameras on Patrol with Major Agencies  

Vievu was one of the first players in the body-worn camera market, today the company is part of Safariland and working with some of America's biggest police departments.

Friday, December 8 | Technology

Oakland PD was an early advocate of Vievu body camera technology and has been using the company's products since 2010. The department currently has 775 cameras; most of them the Vievu LE3 model. Now the department is moving to upgrade all of its officers' cameras to the latest Vievu model, the LE5.

Testing Body Cameras for Image Fidelity  

DSC Labs has the tools and technology to ensure evidence captured by officer-worn system is accurate.

Tuesday, December 5 | Technology

The traditional gelatin-silver image reproduction film process was a very stable imaging platform with reliable, repeatable characteristics; lighting was also more consistent. In digital photography, we have to contend with many more variables and different elements involved in producing the final image.

L.A. Sheriff's Department Tests 2018 Police Vehicles  

Wednesday, November 22 | Vehicles

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

A Wasted "Teachable Moment"  

A youth football coach should be teaching his players to respect law and law enforcement, not urging them to kneel in disrespect to the National Anthem.

Tuesday, September 26 | Patrol

According to the coach, his teachable moment for his players was to let them know that "it’s OK to stand up for what you believe in." I’m not arguing that premise, as long as we understand that an 8-year-old has no understanding of what so-called "social injustice' is.

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