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<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.

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

When Miranda Doesn't Matter  

July 2, 2013

Miranda warnings should not be given when they aren't legally necessary such as when information is urgently needed to protect the safety of officers or the public, or to rescue a victim.

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

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL  

June 26, 2013

The Streamlight Strion LED HL made its debut recently and features, among other things, upgraded LEDs over the previous generation that produce a blinding amount of light in a very compact package.

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

Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007  

June 14, 2013

When Officer John Doogan and his partner arrived at the cottage house on Beveridge Street, all they knew was that it was a domestic call and that such calls took all shapes and forms. Neither officer knew just how out of control things had gotten before their arrival and how bad things were about to get.

<p>Photo courtesy of Joe Young.</p>

Va. Officer Saves Family from Armed Jealous Ex-Boyfriend  

June 7, 2013

Officer Joe Young protected a family from a man recently released from jail who threatened his ex-girlfriend because she had a new boyfriend. Young was forced to shoot the man, who took his own life.

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

Forced Blood From Impaired Drivers  

June 7, 2013

The Supreme Court has made it more difficult for law enforcement officers to obtain the most probative evidence of impaired driving—a measure of the alcohol concentration in a sample of the suspect's blood.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/28402283@N07/3200436641/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Chuck Coker</a>/Flickr.</p>

Fourth Amendment Blues  

June 5, 2013

Essentially, because of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. And the public has no sympathy whatsoever for your precarious position.

<p>Photo by Amaury Murgado.</p>

15 Things to Make Your Life Easier on Patrol  

May 29, 2013

I have created a list of items that I've found useful over the years. I recommend you use it to start or perhaps update your own list. Then make sure you carry everything you've decided you need in your squad.

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