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Wounded Officer Treatment and Transport  

October 5, 2016

By Chris Smith

The minutes slowly click by. The wounded officer is moaning and asking loudly for help. You tell him, "It's going to be OK; EMS is coming." But you think to yourself, "Where are they?"

<p>Photo: First Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: First Tactical 1-Day Plus Backpack  

September 2, 2016

By A.J. George

Covered in MOLLE webbing, the 1-Day Plus has the ability to accept an endless array of additional pouches and accessories. The webbing itself is what First Tactical calls its Lynx laser cut webbing.

<p>Photo: Point Blank Enterprises</p>

Police Product Test: Point Blank Guardian Front-Opening Vest  

September 2, 2016

By A.J. George

Point Blank's Guardian vest is aimed squarely at the need for a more utilitarian approach to body armor. Think of something detectives might wear over their business attire when responding to an active scene: simple armor protection that provides identification and is customizable to the needs of the officer.

The 2016 POLICE Presidential Poll  

September 2, 2016

By David Griffith

There have been few presidential elections in U.S. history where both major party candidates were so disliked by much of the electorate as this year's contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Curiosity and Urgency  

September 2, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

If you are to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you must develop both your sense of curiosity and your sense of urgency.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

You Did What?  

September 1, 2016

By Dave Smith

Officers who make a mistake should report it immediately. Lying to cover up a mistake is a much greater offense.


Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training  

September 1, 2016

By George Ryan

There are science-based methods that have been developed to help manage the physical and mental stresses placed on high-level athletes and these methodologies can be adapted to help manage the physical and mental stresses that are placed upon you by this profession.


How to Preserve a Crime Scene  

September 1, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

It's hard to get a conviction without evidence, so preserve as much of the crime scene as possible.

Police are Less Safe Under Obama  

September 1, 2016

By Jon Adler

As an increasing number of officers are assassinated for the law and order symbolism of their uniforms, the White House contemplates the need for officer implicit bias training.

Beware Armchair SWAT Commanders  

September 1, 2016

By David Griffith

Real armed conflicts are not video games. The combatants don't have a god-like view of all aspects of the engagement and there are absolutely no do-overs.

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