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N.J. Officers' Gun Battle with Fleeing Motorist  

July 11, 2011

By Melanie Basich

Officers Rachel Morgan and Ryan Hayo of the Paramus (N.J.) Police Department have been named officers of the month for July by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The officers returned fired at a driver who began shooting at Morgan from his car lodged in a snow bank.

Countering In-Car Attacks  

June 20, 2011

By Tom Wetzel

An assault could involve someone shooting into your patrol car or an assailant at the driver's window physically attacking you. Increased awareness and in-car self-defense training and tactical driving practice can help prepare you for this type of attack.

<p><em><strong><span><span>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship.</span></span></strong></em></p>

The Hole  

May 4, 2011

By Dave Smith

Over the years I have had so many "if only" moments; most of them have been about debt and its related stresses. When I was developing officer safety programs at the academy, I was stunned to find the number one cause of divorce among law enforcement officers was not dispatchers, but financial stress.

Tactical Pants: 2011  

April 26, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These nine suppliers offer tactical pants that provide comfort and utility for male and female officers.

<p><strong>Photo: Zuma Press.</strong></p>

One-Size-Fits-All Training  

February 24, 2011

By Dean Scoville

While it would be precipitous to say that the job is becoming more dangerous for women officers, it is not unreasonable to ask if more can be done to ensure their safety.

Photo by Yuda Chen.

A Training Solution for Searching Female Suspects  

February 24, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Female searches can be problematic for cops of both genders. Male officers are hamstrung by an inability to conduct such pat-downs, and female officers by their male counterparts' need to bring them to the scene to do the job.

Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.

Workplace Communication: Closing the Generation Gap  

February 17, 2011

By Amaury Murgado

For the first time in history, we have four generations working side by side in the modern workplace. They consist of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials (also known as Generation Y or Nexters). With four different groups working together, there is bound to be a collision between each other's set of values.

The BlackHawk Legacy L6P's polymer body arrives with big checkers for a good purchase in various conditions with or without gloves. Photo courtesy of BlackHawk.

Flashlights  

December 29, 2010

By Scott Smith

Duty lights have gone through numerous evolutions over the course of the last decade. We have seen the once standard one-size-fits-all flashlight morph into mission and unit specific lights.

Stocking Your Patrol Bag  

December 28, 2010

By Adrian Stroud

Regularly assess the contents of your patrol bag to make sure you have the essentials and no outdated items. Regardless of your assignment, extra ammo and some form of hydration system are important to carry with you.

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Uniforms: What's Out There Now  

December 13, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Here's a primer on the types of apparel offered by uniform companies for law enforcement officers.

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