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<p>Angel Armor&#39;s Rise has a unique waist connection system.</p>

A Revolution in Body Armor  

July 8, 2016

By David Griffith

The second generation of 06 Standard-certified vests includes II and IIIA armor that weighs less than a pound per square foot while offering remarkable flexibility.

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How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On  

July 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

Undue Process  

July 8, 2016

By David Griffith

Unfortunately for Mosby and her team, you can't prove a criminal case with just theories and supposition; you have to have evidence.

<p>Photo courtesy of Richard A. Brooks</p>

Wounds That Never Heal  

July 6, 2016

By Richard A. Brooks

I asked about the suspect, and they told me they last observed him getting off of the elevator on the third floor. I notified dispatch and I headed to the third floor. The smart thing to do would have been to wait on my backup. But I was a rookie.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Pass the Blue Crayon, Please  

July 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

All of us have activities that simply make us stronger and better, like working out or fishing or hunting or … coloring! Look, I don't judge (OK, maybe a little). Just find things that you enjoy and help you recover from the stress of your job.

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Tactical and Patrol Uniforms  

June 9, 2016

By Roselynne Reyes

This apparel is designed to look professional while withstanding extreme conditions.

<p>Photo: The Phoenix Police Museum</p>

How Miranda Became a Household Name  

June 9, 2016

By Robert Demlong

Ernesto Miranda's story began over a dozen years before his untimely death in the downtown skid row section of Phoenix, AZ, only a few blocks from where his story ended. It is presented here by the police officer who made the investigation and arrest, and took the confession later ruled inadmissible as evidence by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

A Movement Built on Lies  

June 9, 2016

By Ron Martinelli

Most BLM movement supporters are true believers who won't consider contrary evidence, even scientific evidence. In fact, I don't think I'm going out on a limb in claiming they spew deliberate lies regarding law enforcement's encounters with members of the black community.

Velocity Systems Boss Rugby Long Sleeve Shirt  

June 9, 2016

By A.J. George

Unlike the traditional version, the Boss Rugby's sleeves are sleek and flexible, designed to contour to the wearer and provide great ventilation as well as protection from the elements. 

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Age of Unreason  

June 9, 2016

By Dave Smith

We don't control many things in the world except ourselves, and I think the key to happiness is just that: control the things you can (your beliefs, your emotions, your dreams, and your efforts) and let go of the things you can't control (meaning the world.)

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