Reporters draw on their own prejudices and political agendas when covering incidents like the Michael Brown shooting rather than asking legally relevant questions about police use of force.
Tuesday, September 2 | Patrol
Few if any pseudo-journalists or pseudo-pundits on the nightly news have bothered to mention Graham v. Connor, which for a full quarter century has been the law of the land regarding how to evaluate a police use of force.
Just because a person is unarmed does not mean he isn't dangerous.
Wednesday, August 27 | Patrol
According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000, there have been at least 57 occurrences where the suspects have taken officers’ weapons and murdered the police officer with it.
The DOJ's lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police targets fitness standards as discriminatory against female recruits, but the real issue is being ignored.
Tuesday, August 26 | Careers
Fitness standards should not be lowered to accommodate anyone, male or female. The job is the job, and the physical requirements are the same for men and women officers.
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.