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The All Purpose Breaching (APB) Door can be used to train officers and firefighters to perform almost any form of breaching, using rams, hammers, shotguns, Hurst tools, and even door spreaders.
The Homeland Security grants that seemed to grow on trees after 9/11 are not as plentiful as they once were. But that's not to say law enforcement agencies can't obtain grant funding for specialty vehicles. They just might need to approach it differently.
The Aurora incident drives home the need to train today's first responders in medical response and triage. In a mass shooting there will be many victims with traumatic injuries and there will be a need to prioritize victims and administer advanced first aid.
Here's a look at some products that really impressed or intrigued the POLICE staff in the last 12 months or so. Most are new. Some are just new to us.
Last month the Defense Department cut off a very valuable resource for many of the nation's 17,000 law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon's 1033 program provides cash-strapped police and sheriff's departments with free military surplus.
The LPSS3 really set itself apart from the other pole cams I have tested. Its ability to remain small until deployed at the desired length and its lightweight composite material translate into less burden on the operator.
Shot on an Oakland street, Officer Todd Young endures numerous surgeries and continuous rehab to regain his status as a gang investigator and SWAT officer. His story is part of PoliceMag's "Returning To Duty" Web-only series about officers injured on the job.
Shieldspike has developed the Hammerspike specialty tool, designed specifically to eliminate the window glass in a building or vehicle. This close-quarters tool weighs only 1.5 pounds and is easily deployed with one hand.
After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.
Quite a few procurement officers have absolutely no idea what the folks in the field really need when it comes to night vision. Nor do they understand the different uses of thermal imaging versus light amplification and when they should be deployed.