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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.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Positive Negativism  

May 24, 2015

By Dave Smith

Optimism is a sense of control in your life, the belief that you can control your destiny and your emotions, and that if you continue to strive you can create positive outcomes.

<p>Photo: Jeff Line</p>

Motivating Officers to Stay Fit  

May 24, 2015

By Jeff Line

Officer fitness needs to be a priority, or at the very least one of the priorities, for law enforcement agencies. The rigors of the law enforcement profession place an unusual degree of mental, physical, and psychological demands on officers. Maintaining officer health has to be a budget priority, even if the administrators who manage agency budgets have to get creative to find the funds.


Negotiating with Suicidal Subjects  

May 24, 2015

By Arthur Slatkin

Suicide by cop, like other suicides, can be devastating for loved ones of the subject. But unlike other suicides, suicide by cop places a weighty burden on the involved officers that can be career-ending, as a high percentage of officers involved in fatal shootings leave policing within a year of the incident.

No Mitigating Factors for Tsarnaev  

May 22, 2015

By Jon Adler

Jurors may have to wrestle with their religious principles over sending Tsarnaev to death, but nothing else. There are no mitigating factors that should save this vicious terrorist from being euthanized.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek</p>

YouTube Legal Advice Traffic Stop  

May 21, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

As you approach the vehicle you notice that her window is rolled up and she has a sign pressed up on her window that says, "I am NOT talking to you, NO you can't search my vehicle, and I want my attorney." She also has her driver's license pressed onto the glass so you can see it.

<p>Photo: Hardwire LLC</p>

Clear Coverage  

May 18, 2015

By Melanie Basich

The Brooklyn ambush of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their cruiser last year inspired development of Hardwire LLC's Transparent Armor Window Insert.

<p>Photo: POLICE File</p>

Admonitions and Waivers  

May 4, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Most of your communications with criminal suspects are "unscripted" dialogue. But in certain situations it can be very important that you say the right words, at the right time, to avoid creating problems for yourself, your agency, and your prosecutor.

<p>Photo: iStock</p>

How to Handle Stress On Duty  

May 1, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Stress is a part of the job. But there are actions you can take to mitigate its effects that don't include the usual advice from doctors and fitness magazines.

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