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<p>Illustration: Giuseppe JO Cafaro</p>

Policing in 2056  

October 11, 2016

By Christopher B. Kuch and David Griffith

Rather than create a wish list of police gear we would all like the future to bring, we're going to try to show how the technologies in development and the events of today will affect the law enforcement officers of the future.

Wear Testing the Haix Black Eagle Tactical Boots  

October 11, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Earlier this year, Haix worked with POLICE Magazine to launch a contest to find agencies to wear test their Black Eagle Tactical 20 boots and provide feedback. Of the many departments that applied, a lucky three were selected. 

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

The End Game  

October 11, 2016

By David Griffith

Many people watching the Black Lives Matter movement have long seen its goal as quite literally changing the way law enforcement officers do their jobs, forcing you to pull back and avoid confrontations with black suspects. And while the final moves of that strategy have yet to occur, the pieces are moving into place.

<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

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.


How to Deal with Witnesses  

October 10, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.


If It Pleases the Court  

October 10, 2016

By Mike Grimes

No amount of initial classroom instruction can adequately prepare an officer for court. But I want to share some tips and debunk some myths about this important, though painstaking, facet of a law enforcement career.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Don't Forget about Your Baton  

October 10, 2016

By Michael Schlosser

Most officers have never used their batons as a striking tool, and most officers have either rarely or never used their baton as a leverage tool or control device.

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Think Before You Hit Send  

October 10, 2016

By Laura Scarry

What about those text messages and emails that are sent on officers' personal devices? Are they safe from scrutinizing eyes?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Are You a Cynic?  

October 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

While the Cynics say "People are stupid" and walk away, the Stoics say, "Some people are stupid and I can't change that; I can only control myself and choose to help them anyway."

Protecting 9/11 First Responders  

October 6, 2016

By Jon Adler

Since the 2001 attacks, over 100 law enforcement officers have died from 9/11-related illnesses due to sustained toxin exposure. Finally, our government seems poised to do more than just remember our fallen heroes.

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