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<p>Photo: Angel Armor</p>

Police Product Test: Angel Armor Truth Series Trauma Plate  

November 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Made of Angel Armor's high-quality ballistic material, the plate is rigid enough to take a solid blow but provides just a bit of flex for comfort.

Under the Influence  

November 17, 2015

By Melanie Basich

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  

November 17, 2015

By David Griffith

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  

November 17, 2015

By David Griffith

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  

November 13, 2015

By Jon Adler

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  

November 3, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

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.

<p>Photo: TSSI</p>

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag  

October 30, 2015

By A.J. George

TSSI has joined the bail-out bag army with its Active Response bag. The main features of any rapid response bag are here for sure, with the addition of a couple of very smart improvements over the traditional nylon pack.

<p>You need to make sure the crime scene is secure and that people stay away so no one will be injured if the device inside explodes.</p>

Grenade Left Behind After a Burglary  

October 28, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

In every call for service, you should think things through before you begin your response. Each call can be broken down into three phases: pre-response, response, and post-response.

A War of Words  

October 22, 2015

By David Griffith

In the last 13 months, there have been some horrific murders of police officers that appear to have been at least spurred by the animosity toward police that flashed up after Ferguson and the Eric Garner incident in New York City.

<p>Brownells CEO Pete Brownell, Sgt. Adam Olson, Sgt. Chris Shine, Officer Cody Jacobsen, and Col. Oliver North at the NRA Officer of the Year award event.</p>

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013  

October 19, 2015

By David Griffith

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

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