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Technology

Technology

Visit this blog for information about the high-tech tools of the trade such as rugged laptops, night-vision scopes, patrol video, robots and more.
Vehicles

Vehicles

New models of patrol cars and motorcycles, performance tests, and accessories are the subject of these posts.
Women in Law Enforcement

Women in Law Enforcement

A panel discusses topics that matter to women in a male-dominated field, such as professional appearance, special equipment and physical challenges.
Editor's Notes

Editor's Notes

PoliceMag editors cover topics that matter to cops.
Weapons

Weapons

Look for resources about new long guns, handguns and less-lethal tools. You’ll also read about blades and weapon accessories.
Gangs

Gangs

Retired gang investigator Richard Valdemar taps his deep well of experience to tell you about how to combat gangs in your jurisdiction.
Patrol

Patrol

Active and retired officers offer straight talk to officers and deputies working the urban and rural beats of this country.
Careers

Careers

Chief Bill Harvey gives new officers the information they need, as they make the adjustment from an academy dorm room to a police patrol car.
SWAT

SWAT

Read posts about tactical teams, active-shooter training, and other topics for SWAT operators.
Training

Training

Officers are continuously refining their defensive tactics, firearms training, and scenario-based responses with the methods and tools of law enforcement training.
Latest Posts

5 Laughable Examples of How Hollywood Messes Up When Portraying Police  

These are the things that drive real police crazy about police movies and TV shows.

Tuesday, February 24 | Patrol

You know the scene: It’s a tense situation. A cop enters a room searching for a perp. He then makes a show of “racking” a service weapon, or putting a round in the chamber. The thing is, no cop would do that during this point in a call.

The Constantly Evolving Technological Needs in Community-Police Relations  

Effective analytics software can help you make right decisions about where law enforcement resources are most needed and strengthen your community-oriented policing programs.

Monday, February 9 | Technology

Pulling data from law enforcement records can be difficult, which is why an analytics software platform could be key to promoting relationships with the community. With a map-based tool, agencies can analyze their crime and calls-for-service data to create geographical profiles to see where crimes are being committed and reported. With these profiles, agencies can better see where officers need to be more visible and to interact with the community as a crime prevention tactic.

SHOT Show 2015: Days 1 and 2 on the Floor  

Here are some highlights from the crowded aisles of the show.

Thursday, January 22 | Weapons

It doesn’t seem to be a “year of the gun” but more of a “year of the gun stuff,” as many of the firearms manufacturers seem to be circling the wagons a bit and simply giving some of their biggest hitters a facelift. That isn’t to say there aren't a few standouts, though.

SHOT Show 2015: Report from Industry Day at the Range  

Going hands-on with the newest guns and gear.

Wednesday, January 21 | Weapons

The biggest challenge for me was to narrow down those firearms and products that are applicable to law enforcement and try to keep my eye from wandering to those I think would just plain be fun to shoot!

Talon Grips for AR-15  

These laser-cut grip panels allow you to securely hold your firearm despite grease and sweat.

Monday, January 12 | Weapons

After some trial and error, the company's founder began producing laser-cut grip panels that not only fit perfectly but also provide a fantastic grip surface that is impervious to grease and sweat.

FullPro SoundVision Eye Protection  

This eyewear attaches to the outside of your earmuffs so you don't have to worry about it affecting your hearing by breaking the seals.

Monday, January 12 | Weapons

One of my biggest frustrations is the sound intrusion that occurs because of my sunglasses when wearing earmuffs. FullPro Protective Gear has a solution called Sound Vision that eliminates this annoying problem completely.

Our Broken Blue Hearts will Heal and Our Pride Will Not Waver  

Attending the memorials for the slain NYPD officers made many officers, including myself, both proud and angry.

Thursday, January 8 | Patrol

It was not the police and police supporters turning our backs on the mayor but the very presence of de Blasio, a self-righteous hypocrite, who dishonored the heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Liu and Ramos with his presence.

Ambush Attacks on LEOs Tripled in 2014  

Wednesday, December 31 | Editor's Notes

What's most notable about the NLEOMF's new report on line-of-duty deaths in 2014 is the spike in firearms-related incidents and especially ambushes that resulted in officers' deaths in 2014.

Law Enforcement Companies Wish You a Happy Holiday Season  

Here are some video holiday cards from some leading law enforcement companies,.

Wednesday, December 24 | Patrol

Police Magazine asked some of the leading companies in law enforcement product manufacturing to send you some holiday greetings. Here's a list of links to their video cards:

Politico: De Blasio Must Press Reset with NYPD  

The mayor of New York has alienated his police and now must seek to make amends,

Tuesday, December 23 | Patrol

The low-boil contempt for de Blasio, which has been building for months, erupted publicly on Saturday when dozens of cops turned their backs on the mayor as he arrived at the Brooklyn hospital where the bodies of officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, had been taken.

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