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<p>Photo courtesy of Smith &amp; Wesson Footwear</p>

Police Product Test: Smith & Wesson Tac Side-Zip Boots  

January 6, 2014

Out of the box I was impressed with the Tac boot's clean, classic styling. The leather construction makes these puncture resistant and windproof, keeping your feet safe and warm in the colder months.

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

Chasing Misdemeanants  

January 6, 2014

Some search-and-seizure rules are not very clear, and state and local federal courts might apply them differently. How can you be expected to pick and choose the right rule on an issue for which there doesn't seem to be just one "right" rule?

The Two Million-Dollar Wound  

January 2, 2014

A lot of people think medically retired New Jersey transit officer Christopher Onesti may be the beneficiary of a "million-dollar wound," a full disability pension for an injury that is not quite so disabling.

<p>Gore-Tex&#39;s new Chem-Pak apparel&nbsp;retails with Blauer or Lion branding.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today‚Äôs Police Products  

December 23, 2013

There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And all of it has the potential to be important to what you do in contemporary policing.

Police Product Test: StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool  

December 23, 2013

Designed by New York City Paramedic Avi Goldstein, the T3 is a true multi-tool but with one mission: freeing collision victims from the wreckage of their vehicles.

<p>Then-governor Christine Gregoire presented the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor to Deputy Krista McDonald of the Kitsap County (Wash.) Sheriff&#39;s Office. Photo courtesy of Kitsap County SO.</p>

Shots Fired: Kitsap County, Washington 01/23/2011  

December 12, 2013

If as it's said there's no rest for the wicked, then it follows that the Sabbath day offers no respite for law enforcement. Certainly, the third Sunday of January 2011 adhered to that truth as three Kitsap County, Wash., Sheriff's deputies could attest.

<p>Photo: istockphoto.com</p>

Visual Enhancement and the Fourth Amendment  

December 6, 2013

What if an object only comes into plain view after an officer shines a flashlight or spotlight into an area, or looks through binoculars? Does this use of sense-enhancing devices make a difference in the Fourth Amendment calculation of reasonableness?

<p>Photo courtesy of DutySmith</p>

Fast Draw for the Law  

December 6, 2013

Developed in partnership with veteran trainer Officer Robert Hindi of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, all DutySmith StreetForce holders are designed for officer safety.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Police Product Test: Keen Detroit Soft-toe 8" Boots  

November 26, 2013

If you're looking for a great hiking boot disguised as a smart-looking duty boot, the Keen Detroits are a great choice.

<p>Photo of Sgt. Steven Means courtesy of the Early (Texas) Police Department</p>

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012  

November 26, 2013

Right smack in the middle of the kill zone, Sgt. Means figured tactical withdrawal was not an option—the shooter could nail him before he had a chance to get very far.

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