FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.
Tactical Pants - Galls
A popular choice for public safety professionals, the Galls Tactical Pants are...
By Scott Smith
Called "For Those Who Serve," the knives are all aesthetically pleasing, hard-use tools with price tags that aren't out of reach for soldiers, paramedics, and cops.
By Dave Douglas
Research shows that properly calibrated ordnance gelatin is a highly reliable tissue simulant. The ordnance gelatin used by the FBI is mixed in 20-pound blocks using the following recipe.
By David Griffith
Last June POLICE magazine published an editorial that asked readers to let us know if their agencies had policies that prohibited officers from carrying backup guns. We promised to contact these agencies and ask the reasons for the policies. Calls were made and the following is our agency-by-agency report.
One of the biggest problems with the concept of backup guns is that police administrators have a tendency to confuse backup guns with smaller, often less reliable "hideaway guns."
And for a knife that can handle the worst-case scenarios on raids, search-and-rescue missions, you name it, I like the Camillus and Becker Knife and Tool Tactool/BK3.
It's not hard to make a strong case for backup guns. The basic contention of backup gun proponents is that old saw that goes: If you absolutely have to have one of something to ensure your survival, then you better have two.
One thing I, for one, never gave much thought to is the ammunition we are most likely issued by our respective departments. There are so many different brands, calibers, and performance characteristics to consider that it’s mind boggling.
The knife that really caught my eye was the Butch Vallotton-designed Val-Matic. What sets it apart from other knives is its double-action opening.
For 25 years Al Mar has been a leader in tactical knives. The company's tradition of hard-use folding duty/tactical knives continues as Al Mar broadens its line of clip-it style knives.
By Paul Scarlata
Beginning in the mid-1980s, American police agencies switched en masse from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol. Rationalizations for this change in weaponry were many and are still hotly debated.