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Less-Lethal: Making Impact  

March 10, 2017

By David Griffith

The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Police Supporters  

March 10, 2017

By David Griffith

The prevailing wisdom in this country is that the people have turned against the police. Statistically and anecdotally, there is evidence that the prevailing wisdom is wrong.

<p>Children ages 3 to 6 understand the concept of being lost and may attempt to return home or to a familiar place, but they tend to keep going in one direction. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate Lost Children  

March 10, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

<p>Ritter &amp; Stark exhibited its SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle.</p>

SHOT Show 2017: Report from the Aisles  

March 10, 2017

By Melanie Basich and David Griffith

In the last decade, the number of law enforcement products on display at the annual Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show has ballooned to the point that it can be difficult to see them all. Here's a quick look at some of the items that caught our attention.

<p>First, you need to establish if you&#39;re investigating a burglary (or other crime) in progress, or if the incident has ended. (Photo: StockPhoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate a Burglary  

February 9, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

Madmen Cause Mass Killings, Not Guns  

February 8, 2017

By Jon Adler

Blaming mass killings in the United States on the availability of firearms is like blaming stupid comments on the availability of vocal chords.

<p>LAPD patrol car with battle damage from the North Hollywood Shootout. Photo: Los Angeles Police Museum/David Fryar<br /><br /></p>

North Hollywood Shootout: Baptism of Fire  

February 8, 2017

By David Griffith

Officer Zboravan recalls the infamous North Hollywood Shootout with lifesaving advice for officers who are shot.

<p>Photo: Baker Ballistics</p>

Portable Rifle Protection  

February 7, 2017

By David Griffith

Baker Ballistics has a new portable rifle protection system that offers multi-hit protection from armor-piercing rifle bullets.

Placing the Blame  

February 6, 2017

By David Griffith

There are probably no easy solutions to the problem of violent crime in America, but the fact that we can't keep the bad guys in jail, or even under close watch after we let them out, is a major problem.

<p>(Photo: FLIR)</p>

FLIR: Rapid Response to Radiation  

January 17, 2017

By Melanie Basich

Most law enforcement officers just need something to tell them when and where a dangerous level of radiation exists. Which is the purpose of FLIR's IdentiFinder R100.

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