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<p>Injecting XSTAT&#39;s large syringe of sponges into a severe wound stops hemorrhaging within 15 to 20 seconds. (Photo: RevMedx)</p>

RevMedx XSTAT: Direct Injection  

What if you sustain an injury so severe that you're in danger of bleeding out and a standard tourniquet won't help? Now there is a product designed to treat such a wound and stop excessive bleeding in seconds. And it's been cleared for law enforcement use.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Dark Days  

Everyone gets depressed at some point, and whether you are simply recovering from a loss or bad event or suffering from true clinical depression, here are some thoughts on what to do.

Consensual Encounters  

The well-trained, self-disciplined, smart law enforcement officer first tries a consensual encounter, before resorting to a detention that may or may not win judicial approval.

<p>Often a citizen video only shows the force, not the inciting event and certainly not the totality of circumstances. (Photo: Carla Blazek)</p>

The Totality of Circumstances  

People pass instant judgment on officers' actions on video without seeming to know anything about the investigation and analysis that necessarily includes policy, training, and the laws that govern police use of force.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Response to Psycho-Medical Emergencies  

Psycho-medical emergencies are serious, life threatening events that can rapidly degrade to sudden in-custody death incidents if not handled properly.

News

Deputy Not Allowed to Bring Duty Weapon Into Atlanta Theater

A local sheriff's deputy escorting a group of fifth-grade students on a field trip to the Fox Theater in Atlanta said he was told to stand outside because he was carrying his service weapon.

Son: Gunman Who Killed Maryland Deputies Violent, Abusive to Family

Before he fired a shot at a Maryland sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son.

Video: Minnesota K-9 Stabbed, Suspect Shot and Killed

Police in Roseville, MN, shot and killed a man they found hiding in a closet after he stabbed a police dog Wednesday night.

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In Patrol Blog

Analyzing Police Shootings of "Unarmed" Black Suspects

The “unarmed” label is literally accurate, but it frequently fails to convey highly-charged policing situations. In a number of...

Win the Trust

No one wanted to be responsible for bringing this terrible betrayal of the public trust to light for fear of being labeled “a...

Beyoncé's Super Bowl Activism Was Misguided

Ms. Knowles paid tribute to the violent Black Panther Party and Mario Woods, a man recently released from state prison, on parole...

   
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IACP 2015
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<p>The <a href=&quot;http://www.dickies.com/&quot;>Dickies</a> Ventilated Ripstop Tactical Shirt offers a lightweight, flexible fit with moisture-wicking fabric that is perfect for warm weather conditions. The shirt includes chest storage pockets, a pencil sleeve pocket, a dedicated sunglass loop, and a hidden document pocket to keep your hands free and your mind on the task at hand. This 4.75-ounce shirt features ripstop flex fabric for comfort and ease of movement and features ventilated mesh panels to help keep you cool in hot environments.</p>
Hot Weather Wear 2015
You can still keep your cool on duty this summer in garments...
<p><a href=&quot;http://www.ripoffs.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Ripoffs</a>, a division of U.S. Armor Corp., makes holders for a wide variety of cell phones, from current smart phones to older flip phones. Different colors and materials are available. All models are available in clip-on or belt-loop styles.</p>
Gear Holders: A Place for Everything
These pouches and other accessories will help keep your...
 
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