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<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Thank You for Freedom  

March 23, 2015

By Dave Smith

People who live in fear are not really free, or cannot stay free long with such anxiety, and you are the ones they call in a crisis.

<p>Burglars might come through the wall of an adjacent business. Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Pawn Shop Alarm  

March 13, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

A call comes in about an alarm going off at a very popular pawn shop just a little past midnight. You've handled a large number of false alarms at this location, but this time it could be a real burglary.

Irrational Fear vs. Officer Safety  

March 13, 2015

By Jon Adler

First, law enforcement critics such as civil libertarians and liberal journalists claimed that we were over-militarized, and now they're mischaracterizing officer safety equipment as spy tools.

<p>Photo: Tuff Products</p>

Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit  

March 9, 2015

By David Griffith

The T.A.S.K. with P.T.K. is a leg rig that holds four AR-15/M4 magazines, EMT shears, latex gloves, surgical tape, modular bandage, tourniquet, and a chest seal. It's made of rugged 1680-denier black ballistic nylon and double-layered scuba webbing.

Getting Your Case Filed  

March 5, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

Although the prosecutor's decision to decline to pursue a prosecution could be for a variety of reasons, there are steps you can take to ensure that a rejection is not based on your police work on the case.

<p>Photo: National Shooting Sports Foundation</p>

SHOT Show 2015: Report from the Aisles  

February 28, 2015

By Melanie Basich

This year at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, law enforcement, military, and tactical products again permeated the aisles, spilling well beyond the area designated for law enforcement booths. Which means there's that much more for law enforcement officers to get excited about.

Cultivating a Relationship with Campus Police  

February 28, 2015

By Melanie Basich

If you're an officer working in a college town, you need to understand the operational differences and similarities between your agency and that of the local campus police or security force so you can all work together effectively.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Caring and Camaraderie  

February 27, 2015

By Dave Smith

How can it be that when one of our brotherhood is suffering they don't get the emotional support so desperately needed, or worse get criticism for failing to do this or do that which "surely would have changed the outcome?"

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Mistake of Law: To Err Is Human  

February 27, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

In a series of cases, the court has upheld searches and seizures made by officers who were mistaken in their understanding of the facts they confronted, or as to the law to be applied.

<p>Oakley Det Cord Ballistic eyewear. Photo: Oakley SI</p>

Police Product Test: Oakley Det Cord and Tombstone Eyewear  

February 26, 2015

By A.J. George

Oakley recently took a giant leap into the future with the debut of its Prizm lens technology. These lenses, made from a patented formula of lens tints, are designed from the ground up to make the absolute best shooting and tactical glasses to date.

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