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<p>Law enforcement agencies need to communicate in greater depth and with much more precision when dealing with the media. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)</p>

Media: Getting in Front of the Story  

August 9, 2016

By Rod Bernsen

I know one thing for sure: neither cops nor reporters understand each other. The role of the media is to be a check on government, including law enforcement. And law enforcement's role is the motto written on the side of LAPD's patrol cars: "to protect and to serve."

<p>Photo: 5.11 Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Stryke TDU Pants and Stryke TDU Rapid L/S Shirt  

July 8, 2016

By A.J. George

5.11 Tactical's new Stryke TDU pants and Stryke TDU Rapid long-sleeve shirt are as impressive as their predecessors but with a handful of improvements that make them standouts in the arena of tactical clothing.

<p>Angel Armor&#39;s Rise has a unique waist connection system.</p>

A Revolution in Body Armor  

July 8, 2016

By David Griffith

The second generation of 06 Standard-certified vests includes II and IIIA armor that weighs less than a pound per square foot while offering remarkable flexibility.

<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2  

July 8, 2016

By A.J. George

The rail mount on the Rail Mount 2 is machined into the body of the light for maximum strength and attaches to any 1913 rail segment in seconds with no tools required.

<p>Photo: &copy;istockphoto.com</p>

How to Figure Out the Type of Call You're On  

July 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

To be sure, the hardest part of any call is figuring out what you have. Once you do, it's a matter of following protocol, policy, and filling out the right paperwork. And therein lies the rub; getting to that point. It's akin to solving puzzles or answering riddles.

Undue Process  

July 8, 2016

By David Griffith

Unfortunately for Mosby and her team, you can't prove a criminal case with just theories and supposition; you have to have evidence.

<p>Photo courtesy of Richard A. Brooks</p>

Wounds That Never Heal  

July 6, 2016

By Richard A. Brooks

I asked about the suspect, and they told me they last observed him getting off of the elevator on the third floor. I notified dispatch and I headed to the third floor. The smart thing to do would have been to wait on my backup. But I was a rookie.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Pass the Blue Crayon, Please  

July 6, 2016

By Dave Smith

All of us have activities that simply make us stronger and better, like working out or fishing or hunting or … coloring! Look, I don't judge (OK, maybe a little). Just find things that you enjoy and help you recover from the stress of your job.

<p>5.11 Tactical</p>

Tactical and Patrol Uniforms  

June 9, 2016

By Roselynne Reyes

This apparel is designed to look professional while withstanding extreme conditions.

<p>Photo: The Phoenix Police Museum</p>

How Miranda Became a Household Name  

June 9, 2016

By Robert Demlong

Ernesto Miranda's story began over a dozen years before his untimely death in the downtown skid row section of Phoenix, AZ, only a few blocks from where his story ended. It is presented here by the police officer who made the investigation and arrest, and took the confession later ruled inadmissible as evidence by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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