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NIJ Certification: What Does It Mean?

May 1, 2018

Sponsored by Propper International

There is a lot of confusion these days surrounding body armor – mostly about what it can and cannot do. What rounds will certain levels stop? Should you get soft armor? Hard armor? Steel plate? Ceramic? Concealed? Outer tactical carrier? Part of the confusion stems from three initials: NIJ. How important are those initials when it comes to ballistic protection? The lives of your officers may depend on them.

Texas Program Trains Patrol Officers How to Spot Child Trafficking

May 14, 2018
A Texas-based training program, called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), teaches law enforcement officers how to spot indicators of child-sex trafficking and conduct roadside investigations.
<p>LAPD chief finalists. Photo: KCAL9 screenshot</p>

Video: 3 Candidates Vying for LAPD Chief Job, Newspaper Reports

May 9, 2018
The Los Angeles police commission has pared down its list of nominees. According to the Los Angeles Times, they are Robert Arcos, Michel Moore, and Bill Scott.

Interviews Start in Search for LAPD's Next Chief

May 3, 2018
The Police Commission, the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD, began conducting closed-door interviews Wednesday morning, a source familiar with the process confirmed.

Agencies Engage in "Wage War" to Fill Recruit Ranks

April 18, 2018
Highway Patrol Col. Mike Rapich has observed what he calls a “wage war” among agencies competing for personnel. “We’re in a really aggressive recruiting effort,” he says, “probably more so than I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve been with the agency.”
<p>D.C. Metro Police recruits at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (Photo: DC Metro PD)</p>

DC Officer Training Now Includes African-American History

April 17, 2018
The department is partnering with the University of the District of Columbia Community College as well as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to improve the city’s community policing.

Swinerton, Golden West College Open Regional Criminal Justice Training Center

April 12, 2018
The new Criminal Justice Training Center consists of a two-story 38,932 square foot building that contains a new multi-purpose room, classrooms, force simulation room, faculty offices, lecture space, a lifetime fitness lab, a ready room, mat room, locker rooms, armory, administration and reception areas, and a conference room.

VirTra and Force Science Institute Announce Law Enforcement Training

April 10, 2018
The goal of the program is to encourage law enforcement professionals to apply the important concepts revealed in this research when investigating, reconstructing, recalling or otherwise analyzing use of force. The courses will run for two days and take place at various cities around the United States in 2018.
<p>The Wisconsin Trigger Company has announced its newest product, the HoldZall Target Holding System.(Photo: The Wisconsin Trigger Company)</p>

Wisconsin Trigger Company Releases HoldZall Target Holding System

April 5, 2018
The Wisconsin Trigger Company has announced its newest product, the HoldZall Target Holding System. The HoldZall is designed to hold a wide variety of items, allowing you to use them as targets.

HAIX Hero of the Month

April 2, 2018

Sponsored by HAIX

Do you know a law enforcement officer who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Do you consider them a hero? We believe all heroes deserve to have their stories told, as well as a good pair of boots!

Massachusetts Chiefs Oppose Legislation That Would Limit Social Media Checks of Recruits

March 22, 2018
The law would prohibit department heads from scouring personal social media accounts. The group wants to be able to dig through social media profiles to help screen candidates and protect the public from those who could “tarnish the badge.”
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