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<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;&quot;http:/www.flickr.com/photos/21855797@N00/3799149156/&quot;&quot; target=&quot;&quot;_blank&quot;&quot;>ReSurge International</a>/Flickr.</p>

The Last Full Measure  

September 10, 2013

Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.

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

When Silence is Golden  

September 2, 2013

Whenever you see or hear a suspect doing or saying something an innocent person would not, your observations should go into your reports. The suspect's selective silence can sometimes indicate a consciousness of guilt.

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

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical STRYKE Pants  

August 27, 2013

Right out of the bag I was impressed with the STRYKE Pants. The fit and finish is outstanding and the ripstop material is soft yet sturdy. The stitching, pockets, closures are very clean and obviously a step above basic BDUs.

<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.

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