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Duty Dangers  

May 30, 2014

If you really want to gain some insight into all the hazards you face on the job—both the felonious and the non-felonious variety—then all you have to do is read the newsletters that we send via e-mail to you several times per week.

<p>Successful LEOs seek out knowledge. One way is to work with other units.Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

3 Things to Make You a Success  

May 23, 2014

I have found there are three essential characteristics that are common to all outstanding LEOs: having curiosity, maintaining a sense of urgency, and having a thirst for knowledge. It's easy to remember the three if you use the acronym "CUT."

<p>Photo: Motorola</p>

Police Product Test: Motorola Mission Critical Bluetooth Earpiece  

May 16, 2014

Motorola's new Mission Critical Bluetooth Earpiece is what I would call the cutting edge of communications equipment. It thoroughly addresses both of the problems I had with my first rig.

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

Shots Fired: Mt. Orab, Ohio 01/03/2010  

May 15, 2014

Officer Conley had taken a bullet to the back, but he was still conscious, breathing, and mobile—and therefore able to fight.

Forgetting the Lessons of 9/11  

May 15, 2014

Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense have made it clear that aviation security remains a top priority. So why has the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) decided to close down six Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) field offices?

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

Police Product Test: Point Blank Alpha Elite Vest  

May 8, 2014

The Alpha Elite is soft, concealable body armor, available in NIJ Level II or IIIA for both male and female cuts and is NIJ 0101.06 compliant. Basically the same stuff we all wear on duty right now. Now let's talk about what sets it apart from technology of the past.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Eustress Me!  

May 8, 2014

Seeking stimulus makes you stronger when you do it properly, but don't blame law enforcement for your three failed marriages and bad liver.

Are You Having a Heart Attack?  

May 5, 2014

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is seen on television or in the movies. In one study, one-third of the patients who had heart attacks felt no chest pain.

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

Heart Trouble  

May 5, 2014

What is certainly true is that the lifestyle of many working law enforcement officers amounts to a recipe for heart disease.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Suspect Contact and Control  

May 2, 2014

It's critically important for you to be able to control the suspect at the point of initial contact, and it is equally important for you to have control tactic options once the initial contact is made.

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