An African-American columnist for the Washington Post comes to an uncomfortable realization about the Ferguson shooting.
Thursday, March 19 | Patrol
Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown.
An Oklahoma chief worked with the community and investigative experts to defuse a potentially explosive situation.
Tuesday, March 10 | Patrol
"It was a classic example of what Force Science teaches about how shots often end up in the back," he notes. "An officer decides to shoot when he is facing a deadly threat, as McMillin was. But by the time the bullets impact, the suspect has begun to turn in flight, and the rounds strike in the back. With action and reaction times, it's unavoidable."
When suspects try to take their firearms, officers are justified in using lethal force.
Thursday, March 5 | Patrol
According to the FBI, since 2000, at least 57 police officers have been killed by their own weapons, which were taken away and used against them by suspects. So, again, the answer to the unnamed writer in the Times question is simple: if you take or attempt to take an officer's weapon, expect the officer to defend themselves.
There is some essential information that every officer needs to know about body armor.
Monday, March 2 | Patrol
Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.