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We Need the Blue Alert  

February 25, 2015

By Jon Adler

Now that we have buried NYPD heroes Det. Wenjian Liu and Det. Rafael Ramos what is being done to augment protections for all of our nation's other blue warriors? Now is the time to institute the National Blue Alert.

There's a Person Behind the Badge  

February 25, 2015

By David Griffith

The court has established that law enforcement officers are human and make mistakes and cannot be convicted of a crime for making an objectively reasonable mistake.

Enough is Enough!  

February 25, 2015

By Chuck Canterbury

Those in our profession have always been in harm's way. But over the past several years and especially over the past few months, we have seen the effect that irresponsible rhetoric can have in exacerbating the current climate of mistrust and transforming it into violence targeting police officers. We have to say, with one voice, "Enough is enough!"

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

February 6, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Jack McVicker

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

<p>Photo of SWAT Tac gloves: StrongSuit</p>

Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves  

January 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Missing 4-Year-old Boy  

January 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

<p>Photo: Crossmatch</p>

Mobile Print ID  

January 30, 2015

By Frank Fernandez

Though mobile fingerprint technology has been in use in law enforcement for nearly a decade, continued enhancements are making the technology viable for agencies of all sizes.

Take LE Critics to the "Funhouse"  

January 30, 2015

By Jon Adler

Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton, and other self-righteous police critics need to spend some quality time in force-on-force scenario training. I call that training the "funhouse." And I use the term ironically because it teaches you that being an officer in high stress situations is anything but fun.

<p>Photo: Kory Flowers</p>

Understanding the Black Bloc  

January 30, 2015

By Kory Flowers

While law enforcement typically recognizes anarchists by their trademark all-black clothing and mob stratagem, police are often otherwise unfamiliar with this criminal subculture. In order for law enforcement officers to effectively strategize for, safely interact with, and competently prosecute anarchists, a more in-depth examination is needed.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Legal Issues With Body Cams  

January 26, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Recent events have accelerated law enforcement's timetable for adopting wearable audio-video recording devices. But using this technology has legal ramifications that have to be understood by criminal justice stakeholders.

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