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<p>Nationwide, tens of thousands of rape kits have been collected but never submitted for DNA testing. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Busting the Backlog  

January 3, 2018

By Ronnie Garrett

By establishing new policies for processing rape kit evidence and by adopting victim-centered investigation strategies, departments can close more sexual assault cases.

<p>Photo Courtesy of Sydney Vail</p>

Police Surgeon  

January 3, 2018

By David Griffith

Dr. Sydney Vail rolls out with a SWAT team, trains law enforcement officers in hemorrhage response, and operates on wounded officers as a gunshot wound specialist.

<p><em>Photo: Troy Acoustics Corporation</em></p>

Firearms Training Equipment 2018  

January 3, 2018

By Melanie Basich

When you're looking to improve your shooting practice, look to these tools.

What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Criminal Snipers  

December 8, 2017

By Derrick Bartlett

The American Sniper Association has been providing information and training on criminal snipers in classes for nearly 20 years. This article includes some updates reflecting the lessons re-learned in Las Vegas.

<p>With an HSA, you&#39;re building a savings account that not only pays for your healthcare expenses, but can also be invested for tax-free growth. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Why You Should Consider the HSA  

December 7, 2017

By Adam Doran

A health savings account can save you money, but only if you enroll in one before the deadline.

<p>In Martinelli&#39;s program, for psycho-medical emergencies officers are taught to treat the subject as someone needing medical intervention, not a suspect.&nbsp;Photo: Martinelli and Associates</p>

De-Escalation Instructor Training  

December 7, 2017

By David Griffith

This October, a new de-escalation training methodology was presented to law enforcement administrators, supervisors, and field officers in Delaware that the participants say could become the training model for de-escalation training nationally.

<p>In addition to SWAT, dispatchers, first responding officers, and supervisors need to train for a criminal sniper incident.&nbsp;Photo:&nbsp;Getty Images.&nbsp;</p>

Lessons Learned from the Vegas Sniper Attack  

December 6, 2017

By Derrick Bartlett

A criminal sniper shooting people from an elevated "hide" presents an extreme tactical challenge for law enforcement.

<p>Law enforcement can help event organizers by teaching them what to do during an active shooting. Photo:&nbsp;Getty Images</p>

Working with Event Security After Vegas  

December 6, 2017

By Ronnie L. Garrett

When planning security for any event, there needs to be a site-specific analysis based on geographic risks.

<p>VirTra&#39;s judgment scenarios are shot in high-resolution video or rendered in CGI.&nbsp;Photo: VirTra&nbsp;</p>

IACP 2017: The Latest in Training Simulators  

December 6, 2017

By David Griffith

Simulator manufacturers use IACP to show off their latest models and newest features and let potential customers take them for a test drive.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public Employees  

December 4, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

As a law enforcement officer, what can you say without negatively affecting yourself and your agency? 

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