Thursday, December 5 | Vehicles
This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.
Your mind can be the most important tool you carry on the job. But far too often officers act before they think.Your mind can be the most important tool you carry on the job. But far too often officers act before they think.
Wednesday, December 4 | Patrol
In the hierarchy of transgressions, we never pay more than when we pay for the unsatisfactory explanation. Sometimes it’s smart to be smart, act smart, and explain accordingly.
Crime via the cloud is one of many new problems for agencies as laws lag behind technological advances.
Monday, November 25 | Technology
Mobile devices have opened Pandora's Box, making digital forensics a much more volatile technology as cyber criminals find new avenues to carry out attacks. And law enforcement needs to keep up.
Using push kicks, officer can separate themselves from and even disable attackers.
Friday, November 15 | Training
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.
There’s a lot to see and do at the California Peace Officers Association’s annual expo, but first you have to get in.
Tuesday, November 12 | Patrol
The expo can be a bit of an adventure. And herein I will share some of my thoughts on this year's edition.
Child porn trafficking and fraud are among the crimes that have increasingly moved online, requiring law enforcement to rapidly gain tech savvy in the past 10 years.
Monday, November 11 | Technology
While the Internet has dramatically increased and facilitated the creation and distribution of child pornography, it has also given police a stronger ability to detect and track cases.
Encounters by officers and kids carrying realistic replica guns can lead to terrible tragedies.
Monday, November 4 | Patrol
As for those who have tried to damn those officers, I wonder what they would hope they might do if they'd seen 12-year-old Nevada teenager Jose Reyes whip out a firearm on teacher Michael Lansberry.
Things I would really like to see happen in law enforcement.
Sunday, October 27 | Patrol
Common sense law enforcement. A 14-year old gets arrested and charged for streaking and faced with being expelled, prosecuted, and branded a sex offender he commits suicide.
To safeguard your job, avoid dangers like kickbacks, lies, and off-duty misadventures.
Wednesday, October 23 | Careers
Here I'll share still more potential career killers that can haunt you. I'm only trying to keep you out of trouble and maybe save your career.
With the help of police vehicle equipment vendors, the LAPD presented its vision of the next-generation Ford patrol car at the 2013 IACP Conference.
Monday, October 21 | Vehicles
The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference in Philadelphia that showcase a high-tech, less-cluttered patrol car of the future.