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Thermal Imaging on the Beat  

October 1, 2017

Sponsored by FLIR Systems

By Brent T. Wheat

FLIR thermal imaging devices have none of the drawbacks of night vision with the added benefit of painting a glowing picture of hidden suspects. Read more about the affordable and effective FLIR line of products.

<p>A prototype of Hound Labs&#39; Hound device. The Hound can measure the amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in a person&#39;s breath. (Photo: Hound Labs)</p>

Hound Labs: Sniffing Out Marijuana  

October 10, 2016

Brought to you by POLICE Magazine

By Melanie Basich

The Hound is completely different in that it measures the amount of THC in a person's breath – which stays there for only a matter of hours at most. It measures blood alcohol content through breath as well.

<p>Law enforcement has changed a great deal over the years, largely in response to lessons learned in major incidents. Photo: Police Historical Society and LAPD</p>

Learning from the Past  

October 16, 2017

By Mike Burg

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

2018 Police Motorcycle Testing in Michigan  

October 16, 2017

By Paul Clinton

Harley-Davidson adds performance-oriented stage kits to its pair of bikes, while Yamaha offers a police version of its FJR1300 sport touring model.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

On Scene at the Michigan State Police Vehicle Test  

October 16, 2017

By Paul Clinton

MSP ran Ford's new F-150 and hybrid sedan responders, as well as a Dodge Durango, during the 2018-model-year evaluations.

<p>The Supreme Court recently overturned the Ninth Circuit &quot;provocation rule&quot; in which the circuit court allowed liability for excessive force when an officer &quot;intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation.&quot; However, the Supreme Court did not foreclose liability for improper tactics or injuries proximately caused by other constitutional violations. County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 137 S.Ct. 1539 (2017). Photo: Police File</p>

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  

October 16, 2017

By Ken Wallentine

If you respond to a call involving a suicidal person who's not
endangering anyone else, it might be best to not intervene.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?  

October 14, 2017

By Brian Landers

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

<p>Sheriff Paul Penzone (Photo: Allan Henry)</p>

Sheriff Paul  

October 14, 2017

By Leslie Pfeiffer

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, must deal with the legacy of Sheriff Joe while working to reshape his agency into what he believes it should be.

<p>Sleep is easily the best method to reduce your stress. Aim to get seven to eight good hours of shuteye each night. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

4 Pillars of Police Health  

October 14, 2017

By Richard Kieffer-Adrian

Stress is the cop killer you can beat, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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