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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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Are Pistol Optics Ready For Duty?

May 4, 2016

Predicting the future is a hazardous occupation, but barring some unseen events, reflex sights will likely be on many law enforcement duty handguns within the next five to 10 years.

21st-Century Firearms Training

May 4, 2016

To help officers gain more advanced firearms skills Speller and the team at Fenix Training developed the Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program.

Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other

May 4, 2016

Since most of the problems with firing a standard AR round from an SBR are caused by inefficient powder burn, the propellant formulation was a key focus of the project.

Acts of Kindness

May 2, 2016

In this month when we honor fallen officers for their sacrifices, it's important to remember the good works law enforcement officers do every day, not just in keeping the public safe, but the kindness and mercy, too.

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels

April 8, 2016

It would be hard to come up with an area of the country that presents more of a difficult year-round operating environment for motorcycle officers than Las Vegas. Traffic throughout the area is bad and on the Strip and downtown it sometimes doesn't move at all. Tourists are in town to have a good time, which often means more than a few intoxicating beverages and that means drunk driving.

Body-Worn Cams: Making Sure You Get the Video

April 7, 2016

Many of the most innovative features on the current generation of law enforcement body-worn camera systems are all about ensuring the evidence is captured as accurately as possible, that it can be integrated with other video capture systems, and it can be redacted.

All Politics is Local

April 7, 2016

 Despite its worship of a copkiller, the Black Lives Matter movement is not about killing you; it's about inhibiting your willingness to take action on the job.

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training

March 11, 2016

Students who have attended the D.R.A.W. School say the results can be impressive. “When we went to the range for live-fire training after the first D.R.A.W. School class, the results were instantly apparent. Not only were officers quicker out of the holster, their first shot was right on target, and their follow-up shots were faster and much more accurate,” says Lt. Jason Graham, training coordinator with the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department.

The Benefits of Telematics

March 8, 2016

Experts say telematics can save agencies money and prevent officers and civilians from being injured or even killed in patrol vehicle accidents.

Black Officers' Lives Matter, Too

March 4, 2016

From the point of view of anti-police activists, the only black lives that "matter" are those of street criminals killed by police.

De-Escalation Training: Learning to Back Off

March 2, 2016

De-escalation training is not new nor innovative. The philosophy behind the training is that officers need to take every opportunity to slow down a situation when possible.

SHOT Show 2016: Report from the Aisles

February 29, 2016

The 2016 version of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor trade (SHOT) show was held last month in Las Vegas, and it revealed once again that law enforcement and personal defense products have taken primacy at the world's largest gun show more than ever before.

Snitches Get Stitches

February 29, 2016

So the federal government tells people to "say something" if they suspect terrorist activities, but the highest-ranking officials in that government vocally disparage anyone who says something and is wrong about their suspicions.

Surfing the Digital Video Tsunami

February 23, 2016

All of the video agencies must cope with presents law enforcement with headaches. It's costly to store; it's costly to review, and it's costly to process for legally mandated release to the press and the public.

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

January 28, 2016

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

January 28, 2016

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

SHOT Show 2016: Firearms Preview

January 22, 2016

Here's some information about some of the newest and most interesting police guns that will be at the show.

Guardians and Warriors

January 22, 2016

Every guardian—every law enforcement officer—must be a warrior. You can't protect unless you are willing to do violence and stop the threat.

Police Robots on Land and Sea

December 28, 2015

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

What the Hell Are We Doing?

December 18, 2015

ISIS won't give a damn about your skin color or your politics. They will just see Americans.

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