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Protecting Blue Civil Rights  

June 30, 2015

By Jon Adler

During National Police Week, the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos National Blue Alert Act was passed by Congress. Now law enforcement officers need more protection, an amendment to the federal Hate Crimes statute to create the Blue Shield Protection Act.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Strength in Numbers  

June 30, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser

If at all possible, arrests should be made using the principle of mass, which means having two officers for every suspect you arrest. There are two advantages to this: the arrestee is less likely to resist and two officers are more likely to be able to control the suspect if needed.

<p>Greg Meyer</p>

Body Cameras: Keep It Real  

June 30, 2015

By Greg Meyer

Body-worn cameras will be a game-changer, but no new law enforcement technology is the be-all, end-all "silver bullet" that people often think it will be.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Wearing Armor  

June 25, 2015

By Dave Smith

Next to training and modern medicine, the single most important factor in the increased survivability of today's police officer is this modern version of the chainmail worn into combat for centuries by warriors. Back then no clear-thinking fighter would have been caught dead without his mail under his tunic, so what is our excuse?

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Hostage Held in Barricaded House  

June 18, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The victim advises she has been held captive along with her roommate (who is still at the residence) for a week. She tells you she was let out only to buy groceries. She is terrified. You have about 20 minutes before the suspect starts wondering where she is.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Digital Video: Working Under the Microscope  

June 18, 2015

By Greg Meyer

When the public sees a news video that apparently shows an officer committing excessive force, the incessant media-driven quest for "Justice! Now!" puts false hope in the minds of many that there will be quick and easy answers for complex events.

Unlawfully Prolonged Traffic Stop  

June 18, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Is it OK under the Fourth Amendment to turn a traffic stop into a criminal investigation? Of course it is, provided the justification for the additional investigation is developed during the reasonable duration of the traffic stop—not after.

<p>Photo: Team Wendy</p>

Police Product Test: Team Wendy Exfil SAR Tactical Helmet  

May 31, 2015

By A.J. George

Team Wendy's new Exfil Search and Rescue, or "SAR," tactical helmet is designed specifically for those in the technical rescue field; firefighters, medics, mountaineers, and other lifesavers who answer the call when man and nature collide.

<p><strong><a href=&quot;http://www.baycoproducts.com/&quot;>Nightstick NSR-9744XL</a></strong> (Photo: Bayco)</p>

Police Product Test: Nightstick NSR-9744XL and TAC-560XL Flashlights  

May 31, 2015

By A.J. George

Nightstick's NSR-9744XL wasn't as hefty as other full-size flashlights but it was just as handy and every bit as bright. On its highest setting the TAC-560XL blasts 800 lumens over 205 meters. That kind of power out of a light this small is rare.

A Really Bad Month  

May 30, 2015

By David Griffith

T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" begins with the words "April is the cruelest month…" I can't think of a more appropriate summation of what April 2015 was like for American law enforcement; it was an exceptionally "cruel" month.

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