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Under the Influence  

You notice a driver weaving in and out of traffic, so you signal with lights and siren for him to pull over. He definitely seems out of sorts, so you conduct the standardized field sobriety tests, which he fails. But when you administer a breath test, his blood alcohol content (BAC) is way below the legal limit for alcohol–despite his clearly exhibiting signs of being under the influence. What you have here is most likely a case of "drug driving."

<p>The TacVent attaches to the carrier and lifts the carrier and armor one-half inch from the wearer to allow cooling air flow. (Photo: TacVent)</p>

TacVent: Cooling System  

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

Make Them Pay  

Last month within about a 10-day period several on-duty law enforcement officers were denied service at outlets of some of the largest restaurant chains in the country. You've read the stories, but I'm going to take you back through one that really makes my blood boil.

Rage Against Active Shooters  

Given the alarming increase in active shooter incidents, Americans are now forced to construct a mental pre-set to prepare for a lethal encounter with a madman. Fighting back is obviously easier said than done, but playing possum is not a viable survival option.

<p>Photo: Vincent Taroc</p>

Reasonable Force  

In the age of ubiquitous video and mushrooming oversight, how can you ensure that your use of force does not bring unwanted discredit upon you, your department, and the entire profession? The same as always: Know the law, and comply with it.


Video: Fired Massachusetts Officer who was Charged with Fabricating Shooting Report Found Dead

Bryan Johnson, 24, was found dead in his home in Millis around 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

Activists Protest Police in Downtown Chicago Shopping Zone on Black Friday

On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case.

North Carolina Troopers on Food Stamps, Taking Second Jobs Amid Pay Fight

About 800 troopers — equivalent to half the force — have joined a class-action lawsuit arguing that the state promised a schedule of regular pay increases when they were hired, but reneged because of budget problems.


In Patrol Blog

Prepare for the Battles to Come

When these attacks occur, America’s first responders, police, fire, and medical teams will be in the middle of a war. Because our...

LAPD's New and Very Dangerous Honor

This award will prioritize the lives of suspected criminals over the lives of LAPD officers, and goes against the core foundation...

Los Angeles Police Union on Tarantino

Tarantino may feel misunderstood, but make no mistake. He is a highly talented and accomplished screenwriter who knew exactly what...

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IACP 2015
Here's a look at a few of the products POLICE Magazine saw...
<p>The <a href=&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>Under Armour&#39;s Valsetz RTS boots for military and law enforcement now feature new technology. The same Micro G cushioning from the company&#39;s running shoes makes them even more comfortable and Under Armour ClutchFit technology creates a skin-skin feel for powerful support in these 7-inch boots. Available in black, coyote, desert sand, and Ridge Reaper Barren camo.</p>
Footwear 2015
Check out the latest duty boots to find a pair that will...
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