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Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath  

June 21, 2014

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

<p>Photo: Bradley Nickell</p>

Deadly Threats: The Longest 10 Seconds  

June 17, 2014

The most stressful situation a police officer can face is an unexpected deadly threat—someone wanting to kill you or another person. You must react to it. And you don't have time to think.

<p>Agency administrators will likely disagree with you on how money should be spent unless you present a convincing argument. </p>
<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

How to Deal with Shrinking Budgets  

June 16, 2014

If you are a "cup is half full" person, then having the right perspective, attitude, and imagination can conquer the frustration of an ever-shrinking budget. It is possible to still make things happen.

<p>Photo: 5.11 Tactical</p>

5.11 Tactical: Rethinking the Duty Belt  

June 13, 2014

Development of 5.11 Tactical's new Sierra Bravo Duty Belt was spurred by a request from an overseas law enforcement agency for a nylon duty belt that was lighter than comparable models and innovative.

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.

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