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<p>Photo: Silynx Communications</p>

Next-Generation Headsets and Mics  

Law enforcement officers accustomed to using smartphones with wireless devices in their personal lives are itching to use the same type of technology on duty. And manufacturers of headsets, microphones, and wireless devices are working to meet that challenge.

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

SHOT Show 2016: Report from the Aisles  

The 2016 version of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor trade (SHOT) show was held last month in Las Vegas, and it revealed once again that law enforcement and personal defense products have taken primacy at the world's largest gun show more than ever before.

<p>In Colorado Springs officers used armored rescue vehicles to remove wounded from the Planned Parenthood Building and ferry them to waiting ambulances. (Photo: Zuma Press)</p>

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week  

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

<p>The ReconRobotics Throwbot can run ahead of a team to provide valuable intel.<em> Photo via Recon Robotics</em></p>

Police Robots on Land and Sea  

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

Police Product Test: Vertx VTX1100 Core Casual Pants  

These durable Vertx tactical pants perform on the range and in training but look good enough for office wear.

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'Helluva' Shot Stopped Gunman in Baton Rouge, Officials Say

On Sunday, the Baton Rouge SWAT team's training kicked in and the team performed flawlessly in responding to an ambush on officers, an emotional Dabadie said at a press conference.

Miami Police Rush Order for $300,000 in Body Armor Approved After Orlando Shooting

Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes argued that, in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando a month ago, the department now needs to quickly purchase the armor plates and carriers to keep civilians safe.

NTOA Announces Major Dan Rooney as Keynote Speaker for Annual Conference

The National Tactical Officers Association has announced that Major Dan Rooney, USAF, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Tactical Conference Awards Banquet, to be held Aug. 17 in Louisville, KY.

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Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

You've only got two options with the information you've received. Shoot the suspect or get him to place his weapon on the floor...

Hardening Physical Targets

With the exception of the military-related attacks at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists and criminals are more...

What LE Can Learn From the Kenya Mall Attack

These types of attacks illustrate the pattern that terrorists are committed to inflicting death and destruction anywhere to...

   
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