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<p>The dynamic mission of a motor unit requires leaders and followers to change roles often. Photo: Traci Dean</p>

Leadership in Reverse  

Every profession espouses the virtues of leadership. But what about followers, which are the flip side of the equation? You can't have good leadership without good followership.

Body Armor Comfort and Protection  

By using a wide variety of new ballistic materials and through proprietary design technologies, the makers of soft body armor are starting to produce some innovative vests that meet the NIJ .06 standard, provide excellent threat protection, and give wearers improved comfort.

Vehicle Pursuits and Deadly Force  

For the third time in 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has given us guidance on the kinds of circumstances that may justify the use of deadly force to stop a dangerous driver.

When Did You Get Artillery?  

I have yet to hear anyone explain cogently what is meant by "militarization of police." I guess it means you shouldn't have any weapons other than nightsticks and revolvers.

<p>Motorola&#39;s APX 7000L is an LMR radio that can also receive and transmit LTE data for texts and programming. Photo: Motorola</p>

Motorola APX 7000L: Two Radios in One  

Motorola Solutions is preparing for the future with its new hybrid LMR/cellular data radio. The Motorola APX 7000L Multiband Radio with LTE is an upgrade of the company's popular digital P25 APX 7000 radio handset that will receive LTE data signals over a yet-to-be-disclosed nationwide cellular carrier and, when it comes online, FirstNet.

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New Jersey Law Mandates Video Systems in New Patrol Car or Body Cameras for Officers

Last week New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure into law that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras.

Video: Texas Officer Saves Motorists from High-Speed, Wrong-Way Vehicle

Sharpen positioned his patrol SUV between the stopped traffic and the PT Cruiser that was reaching speeds of 100 mph.

Man Indicted for Killing New York Officer

Johnson, who was wanted on a parole violation, is accused of shooting Pierson as the officer chased him on foot. Another bullet struck bystander Jamal Bollar, 24, in his leg. Bollar survived.

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In Patrol Blog

"Unarmed" Suspects and Un-brained Media

Few if any pseudo-journalists or pseudo-pundits on the nightly news have bothered to mention Graham v. Connor, which for a full...

The Aftermath of Police Encounters with “Unarmed” Individuals--57 Murders

According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000,...

What Went Wrong in Jersey City?

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...

   
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