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Mark Rivera

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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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Product Test: Tactical Command Industries Two-Wire Patrol Kit

June 30, 2015

The Two-Wire Patrol Kit's sound quality is good, the earpiece is comfortable, and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for light, high-quality comms at a great price.

Police Product Test: Vertx EDC Courier Bag

June 30, 2015

EDC stands for Every Day Carry and, just like the name implies, this Vertx bag is meant to follow you everywhere.

What's New on the 2015 Tahoe PPV

June 30, 2015

The 2015 Tahoe PPV is Chevy's first pursuit-rated SUV to come with four-wheel drive. In addition, the exterior and interior have been redesigned, and the engine is now a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with standard direct injection, Active Fuel Management, and continuously variable valve timing.

Chevy Tahoe PPV: Redesigned and Ready for Duty

June 30, 2015

Chevy's Tahoe patrol vehicle is fast and nimble, it corners well, and it has a good turning radius. It's also comfortable, offers a higher vantage point than a patrol sedan, and can carry a lot more gear than a car. So I couldn't wait to test and evalulate the new 2015 Tahoe PPV with four-wheel-drive.

Police Product Test: Team Wendy Exfil SAR Tactical Helmet

May 31, 2015

Team Wendy's new Exfil Search and Rescue, or "SAR," tactical helmet is designed specifically for those in the technical rescue field; firefighters, medics, mountaineers, and other lifesavers who answer the call when man and nature collide.

Police Product Test: Nightstick NSR-9744XL and TAC-560XL Flashlights

May 31, 2015

Nightstick's NSR-9744XL wasn't as hefty as other full-size flashlights but it was just as handy and every bit as bright. On its highest setting the TAC-560XL blasts 800 lumens over 205 meters. That kind of power out of a light this small is rare.

Police Product Test: Oakley SI Light Assault Boots

April 28, 2015

Available in black, desert tan, and coyote, Oakley's new Light Assault Boots are a great option for anyone looking for an incredibly light and comfortable tactical duty boot.

Police Product Test: Casio G-Shock Military Black Watches

April 28, 2015

As with any G-Shock, durability is the name of the game. The Military Black line features excellent shock- and magnetic resistance, as well as being water tight up to 200 meters. Additionally, you get a chronograph, countdown timer, calendar, world time, and alarm; all nicely lit by a red LED. Basically everything you need and nothing you don't.

Daniel Defense MK12 Rifle

April 17, 2015

The Daniel Defense MK12 Rifle ran like a champ, the trigger was simply amazing, and the optic was, in my opinion, perfectly paired for the MK12's intended purpose.

Police Product Test: Chinook Medical Gear Life Kit

March 31, 2015

The Life Kit contains the bare essentials for quick treatment of major bleeding or penetrating wounds, all in a super-compact package that can be carried in any cargo pocket.

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec 24-7 Hoodie and Ascent Pants

March 31, 2015

Sometimes we have the need to carry a few essential pieces of gear without advertising our mission to the world. Tru-Spec's 24-7 line of apparel is aimed squarely at this need and offers ultimate comfort with excellent utility.

Police Product Test: Oakley Det Cord and Tombstone Eyewear

February 26, 2015

Oakley recently took a giant leap into the future with the debut of its Prizm lens technology. These lenses, made from a patented formula of lens tints, are designed from the ground up to make the absolute best shooting and tactical glasses to date.

Police Product Test: 221B Tactical Maxx-Dri Vest

February 26, 2015

221B Tactical was founded by a cop and everything they make is designed to make cops more functional and comfortable on duty. The company's flagship product, the Maxx-Dri vest, addresses many of the problems common with body armor.

Winning a Knife Fight

February 11, 2015

How many times do we consider what we would do if someone introduced a knife into a fight in which we were already engaged? Do we have the ability to draw and fire? Can we create distance or even defend ourselves properly in order to survive the attack? These are questions rarely addressed.

Police Product Test: Aimpoint Micro T-2 Red-Dot Optic

January 31, 2015

With its long-anticipated and recently released Micro T-2 red-dot optic, Aimpoint has taken a proven winner and made it even better by adding flip-up lens caps, increased protection for the windage and elevation turrets, and a new lens coating to enhance clarity.

Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves

January 30, 2015

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

Beretta ARX-100 Rifle

January 30, 2015

Beretta's ARX-100 is a 5.56mm, piston-driven, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle, and a direct descendant of the select-fire ARX-160, which was designed and built in 2008 for the Italian military.

SHOT Show 2015: Days 1 and 2 on the Floor

January 22, 2015
It doesn’t seem to be a “year of the gun” but more of a “year of the gun stuff,” as many of the firearms manufacturers seem to be circling the wagons a bit and simply giving some of their biggest hitters a facelift. That isn’t to say there aren't a few standouts, though.

SHOT Show 2015: Report from Industry Day at the Range

January 21, 2015
The biggest challenge for me was to narrow down those firearms and products that are applicable to law enforcement and try to keep my eye from wandering to those I think would just plain be fun to shoot!

How to Keep Your Firearms Fit for Duty

January 15, 2015

In this article I'll focus specifically on firearms and offer my perspective on cleaning and routine maintenance. I can tell you that my methods have been honed over more than two decades of running guns and they've proven their worth.

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