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Who Really Should Take De-Escalation Training?  

August 12, 2016

By Ron Martinelli

It’s not the police, it’s the public who are ignorant of the law and need additional civil rights and civil responsibility education.

<p>Motorcycles can be a very effective tool for traffic enforcement because they are hard to see and can chase down any speeding car.&nbsp;Photo: &copy;istockphoto.com.&nbsp;</p>

Reducing Driving Dangers  

August 12, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Officers aren't out there purely to catch speeders and issue citations. They're out there to educate people about the laws and why it's in their best interest to follow them.

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How to Obtain a Sworn Statement  

August 12, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Well written accounts from victims and witnesses can serve as valuable evidence.

Enough is Enough  

August 11, 2016

By David Griffith

Mixed messages about the slaughter of officers are to be expected from anti-police groups, but the most confounding statements regarding these attacks have come from the President of the United States.

<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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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