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Police Product Test: Bullet Blocker Gabriel Ballistic Base Layer  

May 6, 2016

By A.J. George

Bullet Blocker's claims of heat dissipation and a more secure fit both rang true and I can certainly appreciate the benefits of the Gabriel design in any law enforcement setting.

Special Ballistic Protection  

May 5, 2016

By Andy Lundin

Be it in the form of a vest, helmet, blanket, or even a detachable car-door shield, these products are designed to protect law enforcement officers from gunfire.


Animal Activity and the Crime Scene  

May 4, 2016

By Don Arp Jr.

Recovering evidence and understanding its significance in detailing the interaction between the victim and assailant can be very challenging and can be made even more so when animals interact with the evidence.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Names  

May 4, 2016

By Dave Smith

It is right and fitting that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall memorializes a great panel of individuals who have shed their blood, and given up their dreams and futures, for all of us.

<p>Photo: 5.11 Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Apex Tactical Pants  

May 4, 2016

By A.J. George

Made with what 5.11 has dubbed its Flex-Tac stretch canvas material, the Apex pants are solidly built yet have enough stretch to make them very comfortable.

<p>Photo: Force Effects Training</p>

Go For The Legs  

May 4, 2016

By Edwin Pantoja

Communications and sensitivity skills training are not enough. In fact, the third and critical component of training that should be mandatory for all law enforcement officers is defensive tactics.

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Overlooked Legal Nuggets  

May 4, 2016

By Devallis Rutledge

From time to time, we get a really helpful decision that can make our jobs easier, and yet few people seem to learn about it or realize its significance. Here are 10 such decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Acts of Kindness  

May 2, 2016

By David Griffith

In this month when we honor fallen officers for their sacrifices, it's important to remember the good works law enforcement officers do every day, not just in keeping the public safe, but the kindness and mercy, too.


House Party  

May 2, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Dispatch has received numerous calls about a large house party. Cars are parked in the street, on sidewalks, and in people's yards. The music is very loud and there are several reports of fighting. There is one report of a gun being flashed around. Callers estimate there are well over 100 people involved and say more cars keep arriving.

<p>Photo: First Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: First Tactical Tactix BDU Pants and Shirt and 8" Boot  

April 8, 2016

By A.J. George

Aside from the obvious quality and design, the thing that stood out most to me about the Tactix BDUs was their fit. The boots were surprisingly light and comfortable.

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