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Mark Rivera

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.

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Police Product Test: Bullet Blocker Gabriel Ballistic Base Layer

May 6, 2016

Bullet Blocker's claims of heat dissipation and a more secure fit both rang true and I can certainly appreciate the benefits of the Gabriel design in any law enforcement setting.

Finding the Right Flashlights for the Job

May 5, 2016

Where there used to be one light, now there are many. If you're like me, you've probably got anywhere from five to 10 different lights with you on any given shift. Let's try to make some sense out of all this technology we're lugging around.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Apex Tactical Pants

May 4, 2016

Made with what 5.11 has dubbed its Flex-Tac stretch canvas material, the Apex pants are solidly built yet have enough stretch to make them very comfortable.

Police Product Test: First Tactical Tactix BDU Pants and Shirt and 8" Boot

April 8, 2016

Aside from the obvious quality and design, the thing that stood out most to me about the Tactix BDUs was their fit. The boots were surprisingly light and comfortable.

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-1 HPL

March 8, 2016

The TLR-1 HPL is designed specifically for long gun use and does a fantastic job of lighting up targets at what I would consider a reasonable engagement distance and beyond.

Police Product Test: Vertx 37.5 Combat Shirt

March 7, 2016

The new combat shirt features Vertx and Fechheimer's proprietary dual fabric blend they call "37.5 Active Particle Technology."

Police Product Test: Meprolight R4E Optimized Duty Sights

February 29, 2016

Meprolight has been in the Tritium iron sights game for a while and produces a variety of great duty sights. The company's new R4E Optimized Duty Sights are made to fit the full-sized family of Glock pistols.

Police Product Test: PlastiCase Nanuk 990 Rifle Case

February 29, 2016

Considering the sizable investment we make in our duty weapons it only makes sense that we protect them with something better than a $20 nylon bag. This case is a nice option that will more than do the job.

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL USB Flashlight

January 28, 2016

The star feature of this light is the charging method. Instead of some proprietary charging cord or cradle, the ProTac HL USB gets its juice from a standard micro-USB cord.

Police Product Test: TruGlo TFX Tritium/Fiber Optic Sights for Glock 43

January 28, 2016

Made of machined steel and finished with a smooth anodizing that TruGlo calls a "Fortress Finish," the new TFX sights feature a longer sight radius and a more compact design with rounded edges.

Police Product Test: Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO)

December 28, 2015

Trijicon's MRO provides a single 2 MOA red dot as a point of aim and is rated for up to five years of life on a single CR2032 lithium battery.

Police Product Test: Oakley SI Light Assault Leather Boot

December 28, 2015

In a market dominated by true "heavy boots" the new Oakley Assault Boots were a crossbreed of boot and athletic shoe, meaning they were as durable as any good combat boot but comfortable right out of the box. Not satisfied with well-enough, Oakley recently redesigned the original Assault and shaved off a ton of weight in the process.

Police Product Test: Angel Armor Truth Series Trauma Plate

November 30, 2015

Made of Angel Armor's high-quality ballistic material, the plate is rigid enough to take a solid blow but provides just a bit of flex for comfort.

Police Product Test: Vertx VTX1100 Core Casual Pants

November 17, 2015

These durable Vertx tactical pants perform on the range and in training but look good enough for office wear.

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag

October 30, 2015

TSSI has joined the bail-out bag army with its Active Response bag. The main features of any rapid response bag are here for sure, with the addition of a couple of very smart improvements over the traditional nylon pack.

Police Product Test: Dara Holsters IWB Kydex Glock 42 Holster

October 28, 2015

Simple in form and function, the Dara Holsters IWB Kydex holster is molded around the gun from a single piece of thin yet rigid Kydex sheeting.

Bravo Company Manufacturing BCM MK12 Rifle

October 28, 2015

Bravo Company Manufacturing is an established maker of super high-quality AR-15 rifles, parts, and accessories. Based in Wisconsin, this good-old American company known for its "add-ons" is quickly becoming a varsity player in the duty-grade weapons game.

Police Product Test: Pryme NEP-BH Bone Mic/Headset

September 30, 2015

This could easily be mistaken for a music earbud and makes this a great system for undercover work. The microphone can be activated by either the remote push-to-talk switch or the main button on the radio itself.

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-6 Weapon Light

September 30, 2015

Made exclusively for Glock model 42 and 43 pistols and weighing in at a mere 36 grams, the TLR-6 packs a lot of bang in a small package.

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec Tactical Backpacks

August 31, 2015

Tru-Spec has added a few new packs for the everyday carry (EDC) market to its 2015 product lineup. The new additions, dubbed the Stealth and Trek Sling packs, are capable of managing a lot of gear in an optimally sized package.

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