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

December 12, 2014
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

December 3, 2014
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

December 2, 2014
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.

Video: Massachusetts Man Throws Explosives at Police, Found Dead After SWAT Standoff

November 4, 2014
State police and SWAT team members responded at 7:38 am Saturday to 911 calls reporting explosions being heard at 13 Meadow St, a two-family apartment building.

St. Louis County Police Stock Up on Riot Gear in Advance of Grand Jury Decision

October 31, 2014
The St. Louis County Police Department has stocked up on tear gas, less-lethal ammunition and plastic handcuffs in anticipation of massive protests in the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, if a grand jury doesn't indict the police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The jury is expected to reach its decision sometime in November.

Video: Calif. SWAT Officer Shot in Anti-Gang Operation Dies

October 29, 2014
Pomona (Calif.) PD Officer Shaun Diamond, 45, was pronounced dead overnight at a Pasadena hospital where he was admitted Tuesday in "extremely critical condition" after being shot during a motorcycle gang investigation Tuesday morning at a San Gabriel residence. Authorities announced early Wednesday that the 16-year veteran of law enforcement, who leaves behind a wife and two children, had died.

California SWAT Officer Shot by Motorcycle Gang Member

October 28, 2014
A gunman accused of shooting a Pomona, Calif., police SWAT officer who was serving a search warrant has been identified by authorities as a 36-year-old member of a "dangerous" motorcycle gang.
<p>A DOD-loaned MRAP vehicle. (Photo: Fort Pierce PD)</p>

Wisconsin Chief Credits MRAP Vehicle with Aiding Peaceful End to Standoff

October 23, 2014
Not long after police used an armored vehicle acquired from the military to arrest a man authorities said fired an assault rifle at officers, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval poked his head inside a media briefing about the incident Thursday night. “How do they like the tank now?” Koval asked.
<p>Photo: iRobot</p>

iRobot Unveils Its First Multi-Robot Tablet Controller for First Responders

October 9, 2014
iRobot Corp., known for delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system, a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots to enable robot operators to be more proficient than ever before.
Tags: Robots, iRobot

Video: Chicago Standoff Ends With 1 Dead, Captain Wounded, Suspect Arrested

October 8, 2014
A Chicago PD captain was hit as Chicago police and federal agents attempted to arrest a suspect in a shooting and carjacking over the weekend in Indianapolis that left three people injured. Gunfire was exchanged and police finally stormed the apartment around 11:30 p.m., finding one man dead from an apparent gunshot and taking another man into custody.
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