The Jersey City Police Department and the community leaders have to ask why the people of one neighborhood came out to honor a cop killer.
Friday, July 18 | Patrol
How did there become such a huge rift between the Jersey City police and the people that are sworn to protect? This didn’t start with the murder of Melvin Santiago. It is something that grows like a cancer over the years.
SafeCycle provides quick and accurate confirmation that a rifle's chamber is empty, with some extras.
Wednesday, July 16 | Weapons
Warrior Tech, LLC took the chamber flag concept and improved upon it greatly. The company's new SafeCycle chamber verification device is similar to a chamber plug in that it provides quick and accurate visual confirmation that the rifle's chamber is empty, but goes above and beyond that in a few ways.
Strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.
Thursday, June 26 | Training
In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.
Searching most arrestees' cell phones will now require a warrant.
Thursday, June 26 | Patrol
On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply to data searches of the arrestee's cell phone. But there are some details that you should know.
Why police officers eat in public, in groups.
Monday, June 9 | Patrol
The tragic killings of two Las Vegas officers having lunch at a pizza place on Sunday morning brought me chills. It was reality check time for me. I realized that any officer is vulnerable to attack, at any time, at any place, doing any part of his or her job. Even on a "break," we know there are no breaks, no down time when we're on duty, in uniform.
The fault is in the killers not in their chosen weapons.
Tuesday, June 3 | Editor's Notes
After a mass murder incident like Isla Vista, the media loves to run a lot of stories that imply such tragedies would surely be a thing of the past if we could just outlaw all the guns. Those same reporters rarely consider how much damage this killer could have done in a crowded classroom with a blade.
Glock's new palm-sized pistol is an excellent concealed-carry gun for law enforcement officers.
Friday, May 30 | Weapons
PoliceMag.com asked Sgt. A.J. George of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department to give us his thoughts on Glock's new G42 .380 pocket pistol.
Do we really need to spend a whole week honoring police officers?
Friday, May 16 | Patrol
To help everyone out, I’ve come up with a pretty valid list of reasons why you shouldn’t care about honoring Police Officers. I’ll be honest with you, no matter what side of the camp you’re on, I think you’ll see my logic. Whether or not I agree with your logic, that’s a different story.
Bad weather delayed the start of the vigil, but it could not deter the crowd from honoring the fallen.
Friday, May 16 | Patrol
This year's ceremony honored a span of fallen heroes from High Sheriff John Cook of the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office whose end of watch was in 1804 to MIT Officer Sean Collier who was murdered during last year's manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
An overview of the good and bad of on-body video systems for police officers.
Friday, May 2 | Technology
There are many choices in on-body video cameras for officers. Here are the most important things to keep in mind when looking for those systems.