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Police Product Test: Rocky S2V Vented Military Duty Boots  

May 28, 2013

The S2V is an 8.5-inch leather and 1,000-denier Cordura nylon boot with a proprietary Vibram sole that is made in the USA. Rocky's Dri-Lex material and Lycra spandex line the boot, which allows for a snug fit while wicking moisture away from your skin.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

The Dangers of Distracted Driving  

May 22, 2013

We have statutes in many states against distracted driving, including texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, and other technological multi-tasking. So given the prevalence of in-car computers in patrol cars and how they are often used by an officer who is driving, we have to ask if the rules governing distracted driving apply to police officers as well as the public.

<p>Photo via Facebook.</p>

Can We Prevent the Next Chris Dorner?  

May 21, 2013

Unlike most cornered suspects, the active, retired, or terminated cop who fights his former peers does so with a weapons cache that is wholly different from that of the usual suspects, one that comes with the experience, training, and tactical awareness unique to those who have worked in the profession.

<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative  

May 14, 2013

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

The P-Word  

May 14, 2013

Panic has little place in the modern world, and for a crime fighter it can be a killer; action is our mantra, and preparation is our antidote.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.</p>

How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel  

April 19, 2013

School, university and hospital officials who understand the role their police and security officers play in supporting their organization's mission will be better prepared to attract and hire the right officers. Here, eight campus public safety executives describe what they want in a candidate.

<p>Photo: Wes Doss</p>

Training Accidents  

April 16, 2013

No one keeps complete nationwide statistics on law enforcement training accidents, but they are a significant cause of death and serious injury in the line of duty. Most training accidents share one common trait: They could have been prevented.

<p>Photo: Wes Doss</p>

The Tragedy of Training Accidents  

April 16, 2013

When an officer is shot and killed in a training session, odds are some other officer pulled the trigger. The result is devastating for the officers of the agency involved and for the friends and families of both officers.

<p>Photo courtesy of VirTra</p>

Training Sims Help Officers Use Appropriate Force  

April 11, 2013

Nothing is exactly the same as being in an incident on the street, but today’s use-of-force judgment training simulators are getting darn close. And the more experience law enforcement officers have with split-second decision-making in a realistic training setting, the better they’ll be at making the right call on duty.

<p>Photo courtesy of Cubic Corp.</p>

A Full-Scale Faux City for Force-on-Force Training  

April 10, 2013

The College of DuPage had Cubic Corp. create the high-tech tactical village at the college's 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center in the western suburbs of Chicago.

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