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

Ways To End Vehicle Pursuits  

January 12, 2012

By Dean Scoville

Stationary roadblocks are no longer in wide use, but several innovative products could help officers safely end vehicle pursuits.

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

Duty Dangers: Vehicle Pursuits  

January 12, 2012

By Dean Scoville

Officers who underestimate a suspect's resolve to evade capture or overestimate their own limitations or those of the patrol car only enhance the dangers of vehicle pursuits. It's not just the lead unit in a pursuit that is imperiled. Upon hearing of a pursuit in progress, other officers may attempt to catch up and join the chase.

<p>Photo: T3 Motion</p>

Crowd Control: T3 Motion's NLRV Electric Vehicle  

December 6, 2011

By Melanie Basich

T3 Motion's Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV) is an electric three-wheeled vehicle designed to provide the maneuverability of the standard T3 with added features for crowd control, including a shield, strobe lights, and onboard PepperBall launchers.

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

Surviving Vehicle Ambushes  

October 17, 2011

By Ed Lovette

The vehicle, the patrol car, the "shop," is obviously what distinguishes the vehicle ambush from other types of attacks. It also gives you instant mobility to get out of the kill zone. In keeping with the suggested tactics for lethal force encounters the vehicle helps you move and create distance.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado.</p>

Working with Tactical Flight Officers  

October 1, 2011

By Amaury Murgado

Although many agencies are trying cost-cutting alternatives, it's been my experience as a field supervisor that there is no substitute for a helicopter in the air with a well-trained flight crew. Effective coordination between ground and air units is imperative.

<p>Photo: Ti Goetz.</p>

Ending a Barricade with Heavy Equipment  

August 24, 2011

By Ti Goetz

When faced with a barricaded suspect, SWAT officers may want to consider using heavy construction equipment to end the incident.

<p><strong><em>Photo: L-3 Mobile-Vision.</em></strong></p>

L-3 Mobile-Vision's V-One In-Car Computer  

July 5, 2011

By David Griffith

The engineers and designers at L-3 Mobile-Vision had a clear mission when they started to develop the company's next generation of mobile computers. They wanted to incorporate many of the best features of consumer computers-ergonomic design, fast processors, and abundant connectivity-into a high-end fully rugged mobile system.

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

Officer Seat-Belt Safety  

June 14, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Cops are cursed by a tragic mix of impatience, skewed priorities, and self-preservation instincts that sometimes fail to rise to those of a drunken frat boy. As a result, traffic collisions have for decades been one of the top two causes of officer fatalities.

Sporty Police Cars  

April 1, 2011

By Mike Scott

Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers may be among the most typical makes and models of police cars used in the U.S. today. However, some departments have a handful of "sportier" cars, many of which are used in special ways.

Panasonic's PDRC (Permanent Display Removable Computer) offers a vehicle-mounted display and separate keyboard. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.

Vehicle Computer Docking Stations  

February 22, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These seven docking stations offer connectivity for Ethernet, USB, LAN and other options to take you beyond basic mounting solutions.

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