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<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.

Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?  

Seizing upon the naive theme that law enforcement has become over militarized, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill titled "The Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act" (H.R. 4934) that would disarm most Inspector General (IG) criminal investigators. His bill would revoke most IG agents' law enforcement authority and take away their authority to carry firearms and to make arrests.

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Combined Response to Active Shooters  

The final element of an active threat incident is the response. This encompasses the police response to end the attack, Fire/EMS response to aid and evacuate the victims, and even law enforcement containment response to seal off the scene and preserve evidence.

Caught in the Middle of Public Rage Against the Government  

Federal officers are not alone in drawing the ire of anti-government types. There's a lot of rage nationwide against all forms of authority...including you.

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Improving Police Mental Health Response  

While mass shootings are most prominent in the nation's mind, mental illness is often part of the common calls officers face, including domestics, substance abuse, emotional distress, armed persons, and suicide by cop.

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LAPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in August 11 Shooting

More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials on Thursday released the names of the two officers involved in the deadly incident.

Ferguson Police Begin Using Body-worn Cameras

Ferguson Police are now wearing 50 donated body camera, expecting to outfit all of their patrol officers.

Weapons, Body Armor Found at Seattle Home After Fatal Shooting

Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a man who was fatally shot by police Saturday night after he fired on officers.

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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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