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<p>Photo courtesy of Saltus Technologies.</p>

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier  

September 27, 2013

Few advancements in law enforcement technology have had more impact nationwide than electronic citation. The technology has been on line a little more than a decade, and e-citation systems are now in use by federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. And they all sing its praises.

<p>Photo courtesy of Mag Instruments.</p>

The Tactical Maglites  

September 25, 2013

Introduced earlier this year, the Mag-Tac line consists of two lights: a patrol model and a tactical model. Both lights are mid-sized, five inches long and one inch in diameter, feature Cree LEDs, and are constructed of aircraft aluminum.

<p>Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff&#39;s Dep. Richard Olszynski was featured in October 2010. Photo: POLICE file</p>

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA  

September 21, 2013

For our 100th "Shots Fired" article, I'm going to step outside the normal formula of our concept and talk about some things I've learned and some heroic officers I've had the honor of interviewing.

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

What It's Like to Be Shot  

September 17, 2013

Perhaps the most significant factor in an officer's ability to recover from a shooting incident is the level of support offered to him by his department. Departments that provide post-shooting support and advocate for their officers in the media and with health care providers are more likely to benefit from their actions in the long run.

<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.

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