Two options have emerged that bring technology to bear on precision marksmanship.
Monday, June 17 | Weapons
Tracking Point Innovations hopes to change the way precision shooters calculate their shot by mounting "smart" aiming technology to a custom rifle. SWAT operators told POLICE Magazine they'll wait to see if it will hold up to duty use.
The agency picked up the electric vehicle for a deep discount and added police equipment.
Friday, June 14 | Vehicles
To help reduce the carbon emissions of county fleet vehicles, the Washtenaw County (Mich.) Sheriff's Office purchased an electric Chevy Volt to convert for patrol duty.
Active shooters with IEDs present a dual threat.
Friday, June 14 | SWAT
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the May 29 blog, "Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a campus active shooter suspect with IEDs. Here's the answer.
Find POLICE podcasts listed in these popular directories.
Thursday, June 13 | Editor's Notes
Whether you're stuck in traffic on the way home from a shift or mowing your lawn on a Saturday, POLICE podcasts offer another great way to connect with the community of cops.
Follow these tips to effectively handle the changes that come with pregnancy.
Tuesday, June 11 | Women in Law Enforcement
Being a female in law enforcement has its challenges. Being a pregnant female in law enforcement is its own unique animal. I'm here to try and answer a few of your questions or at least give you some advice to make it easier for you.
These four apps help you with firearms, AEDs, Miranda warnings, and vehicle identification.
Monday, June 10 | Technology
As smartphones and other mobile devices become more prevalent in law enforcement, officers search for reference apps that quickly bring actionable information to the field.
A small, northern California town has effectively used an electric motorcycle for rural drug enforcement.
Thursday, June 6 | Vehicles
The Sebastopol (Calif.) Police Department found itself ahead of the curve, when Zero Motorcycles introduced a police version of its electric DS motorcycle. An enterprising sergeant with the agency had already done just that.
Knowing how to fight is just part of the game; you also need to be mentally ready to fight.
Wednesday, June 5 | Patrol
Of the components of the will to survive, none is more important than mindset. How often have we seen a man of lesser skillsets come out the survivor of some confrontation simply because he refused to go down?
Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan offer a skill set ideal for law enforcement.
Wednesday, June 5 | Gangs
Like war, police work can be an ugly job. Like military service, it can be dangerous physically and psychologically. But who's better prepared to endure that crucible than our returning combat veterans?
Handle your stress with a trusted confidante before it takes you out of service.
Tuesday, June 4 | Training
In your law enforcement career, there will be times when your stress level causes too much friction or locks up your forward motion. More and more officers are becoming victims of a level of stress that, if not attended to, could turn them into the psychologically walking wounded.