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<p>Photo: Team Wendy</p>

Police Product Test: Team Wendy Exfil Ballistic Helmet  

In 2014 Team Wendy took its Exfil LTP design and added NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection and superb fragmentation performance in a package that meets current ACH Blunt Impact Protection standards.

<p>Planned law enforcement operation that involve locations guarded by dogs must include non-lethal means for neutralizing the dogs such as fire extinguishers and catch poles. Here, a Chicago animal control officer demonstrates use of a catch pole on a friendly animal.(Photo: National Canine Research Council)</p>

Planned Operations and Dogs  

Some SWAT teams have become very adept at using non-lethal tools to neutralize the threat presented by dogs. Retired Cleveland SWAT entry team leader Robert O'Brien says that long before the Hells Angels case and its nearly $2 million in settlements his SWAT team always considered the presence of dogs in its planning. O'Brien's tool of choice for getting the dogs out of the way was the fire extinguisher.

<p>Photo: St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD</p>

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic  

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

<p>Photo courtesy of Chris Felski/ATF</p>

Tactical Medicine in Transition  

So if emergency medical response during critical incidents is now going to be performed by patrol officers and individual SWAT operators, do law enforcement agencies still need tactical medical support? The experts say yes and for a variety of reasons.

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

Radios: Your Lifeline is Evolving  

Officers have come to rely on both their in-car and portable radios for critical intelligenc. Here's a look at some trends in police communications today and some evolving technologies that will radically change them in the near future.

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Video: Judge Orders St. Louis-Area Police to Give Protesters Tear Gas Warning and Time to Flee

A federal judge's order requires St. Louis-area police to warn crowds of impending use of tear gas and provide "reasonable" time for people to disperse first. But she did not define what is reasonable.

DSM Dyneema Successfully Defends Key Patent Behind Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology

The European Patent Office has upheld a key patent held by DSM Dyneema covering its recently introduced Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology used in materials for soft body armor and hard materials for helmets, vest inserts, and vehicle armor.

NYPD's ESU to Wear Point Blank Alpha Elite Vests

Point Blank Enterprises announced today that the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU), after roughly two years of evaluating and testing body armor systems from various manufacturers, awarded Point Blank Enterprises a multi-year contract to outfit all ESU officers with the company's Alpha Elite body armor system.

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What LE Can Learn From the Kenya Mall Attack

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