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<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.</p>

Bringing Back Bicycle Patrol  

August 12, 2013

The main advantage of using a police bicycle is stealth. Everyone is looking out for sirens in the distance and preparing for police cruisers to roll up. However, unless the bad guys are covering all access points with lookouts, the police bicycle can sneak in through what would ordinarily be considered inaccessible vehicle entry points.

<p>Photo courtesy of John Schoen.</p>

Shots Fired: Jackson County, Kansas 02/18/2000  

August 11, 2013

No sooner were the words out of Schoen's mouth than he observed the shooter coming down the ladder in front of the house and walking toward his patrol car. He heard his K-9, "Falco," barking at the man from his back seat kennel.

<p>Photo courtesy of ESS.</p>

ESS' Rollbar Series Eyewear  

August 9, 2013

While ESS has produced interchangeable lenses since 2004, the Ketchum, Idaho-based company recently improved its tactical interchangeable-lens eyewear. The improved design is available in the company's new Rollbar Series.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"  

August 5, 2013

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

Fire Nobody!  

August 4, 2013

Here is the conundrum: When bad things happen it appears Officer Nobody has failed again to do what needs to be done, and when things turn out good, Dep. Somebody is taking all the credit. Something needs to be done.

Caught in the Media Spotlight  

August 3, 2013

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?

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

Police Product Test: Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool  

July 23, 2013

Gerber approached the development of its new Bullrush Multi-Tool for first responders the right way: with extensive collaboration from firefighters, police officers, and EMTs.

<p>Horace Small&#39;s Generation Stretch line of uniforms incorporate lycra to provide the wearer with more comfort in the hot weather.</p>

Warm Weather Wear  

July 22, 2013

With increased heat in the summer months, law enforcement uniform manufacturers are creating products specifically for the season or adjusting their current products to be used universally.

<p>Elbeco&#39;s V1 External Vest Carrier lets officers wear their vests externally while maintaining a professional appearance.</p>

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable  

July 19, 2013

Since the NIJ-6 standard was issued, both law enforcement uniform and body armor manufacturers have been looking for new methods of making ballistic-resistant soft body armor that meets the dictates of the standard, but is also thinner, lighter, and more thermally bearable.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Shots Fired: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 08/18/2012  

July 16, 2013

Howell leaned forward in pain, his ballistic vest rode up on his torso. A second round tore through his driver's side door, passed through his seat, and struck him in the back. Like the first, this round passed through Howell before striking Jones in the face.

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