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<p>Then-governor Christine Gregoire presented the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor to Deputy Krista McDonald of the Kitsap County (Wash.) Sheriff&#39;s Office. Photo courtesy of Kitsap County SO.</p>

Shots Fired: Kitsap County, Washington 01/23/2011  

December 12, 2013

If as it's said there's no rest for the wicked, then it follows that the Sabbath day offers no respite for law enforcement. Certainly, the third Sunday of January 2011 adhered to that truth as three Kitsap County, Wash., Sheriff's deputies could attest.

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

Visual Enhancement and the Fourth Amendment  

December 6, 2013

What if an object only comes into plain view after an officer shines a flashlight or spotlight into an area, or looks through binoculars? Does this use of sense-enhancing devices make a difference in the Fourth Amendment calculation of reasonableness?

<p>Photo courtesy of DutySmith</p>

Fast Draw for the Law  

December 6, 2013

Developed in partnership with veteran trainer Officer Robert Hindi of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, all DutySmith StreetForce holders are designed for officer safety.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Police Product Test: Keen Detroit Soft-toe 8" Boots  

November 26, 2013

If you're looking for a great hiking boot disguised as a smart-looking duty boot, the Keen Detroits are a great choice.

<p>Photo of Sgt. Steven Means courtesy of the Early (Texas) Police Department</p>

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012  

November 26, 2013

Right smack in the middle of the kill zone, Sgt. Means figured tactical withdrawal was not an option—the shooter could nail him before he had a chance to get very far.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Guilt, Shame, and the Crimefighter  

November 25, 2013

I can’t have you hesitating in an armed confrontation because of some deep-seated guilt that makes you believe you deserve to lose or should be punished.

Deadly Force in D.C.  

November 21, 2013

Critics often ask why officers didn't shoot at the tires. The answer is that law enforcement tactics don't follow Hollywood fiction. They must work in the real world.

<p>Paintball is one way to get immediate training feedback.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Photo: Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office</p>

Movement to Contact  

November 14, 2013

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Searching “Fleeting Targets”  

November 11, 2013

A fleeting targets search may be made at any time and any place where you have lawful access and PC.

Airsoft Tragedy in Sonoma County  

November 4, 2013

What might have happened if the subject had been a gang member, the AK had been real, and the deputy hadn’t taken action?

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