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Thank You for Freedom  

People who live in fear are not really free, or cannot stay free long with such anxiety, and you are the ones they call in a crisis.

<p>Burglars might come through the wall of an adjacent business. Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Pawn Shop Alarm  

A call comes in about an alarm going off at a very popular pawn shop just a little past midnight. You've handled a large number of false alarms at this location, but this time it could be a real burglary.

Irrational Fear vs. Officer Safety  

First, law enforcement critics such as civil libertarians and liberal journalists claimed that we were over-militarized, and now they're mischaracterizing officer safety equipment as spy tools.

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Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit  

The T.A.S.K. with P.T.K. is a leg rig that holds four AR-15/M4 magazines, EMT shears, latex gloves, surgical tape, modular bandage, tourniquet, and a chest seal. It's made of rugged 1680-denier black ballistic nylon and double-layered scuba webbing.

Getting Your Case Filed  

Although the prosecutor's decision to decline to pursue a prosecution could be for a variety of reasons, there are steps you can take to ensure that a rejection is not based on your police work on the case.

News

Arizona Bill Would Delay Disclosure of Names of Officers in Shootings

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has until Monday to decide whether to sign or veto a bill requiring state agencies to keep confidential for 60 days the identities of law enforcement officers involved in deadly or serious shootings.

Experts Weigh In on the Case of Pennsylvania Officer Facing Homicide Charges

A Hummelstown, Pa., police officer employed a TASER on David Kassick Feb. 2, but ended up fatally shooting him after he didn't obey commands to show his hands.

Philly Mayor Forms Panel to Review Use of Force

Following a Justice Department report on the use of lethal force by Philadelphia police, Mayor Michael Nutter yesterday signed an executive order creating an independent oversight committee to implement the report's recommendations.

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In Patrol Blog

Washington Post Columnist: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" a Lie

Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown.

How One City Kept the Peace After a White Cop/Black Suspect OIS

"It was a classic example of what Force Science teaches about how shots often end up in the back," he notes. "An officer decides...

Gun Grabs Are Deadly Serious Even if Suspect Unarmed

According to the FBI, since 2000, at least 57 police officers have been killed by their own weapons, which were taken away and...

   
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SHOT Show 2015: Officers Can Win ESS Eyewear at SHOT Show
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Police Valentines
Over the weekend Police asked officers and their loved ones...
 
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