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Motorola APX 7000L: Two Radios in One

August 29, 2014

Motorola Solutions is preparing for the future with its new hybrid LMR/cellular data radio. The Motorola APX 7000L Multiband Radio with LTE is an upgrade of the company's popular digital P25 APX 7000 radio handset that will receive LTE data signals over a yet-to-be-disclosed nationwide cellular carrier and, when it comes online, FirstNet.

Caught in the Middle of Public Rage Against the Government

August 14, 2014

Federal officers are not alone in drawing the ire of anti-government types. There's a lot of rage nationwide against all forms of authority...including you.

Cyber Security: Locking Down the Databases

August 8, 2014

Computer security is one of the primary concerns for many of the nation's companies and government agencies. Billions of dollars is spent each year on preventing external threats from entering protected networks. But the sad truth is that most computer network breaches are caused by sloppy internal security policies and procedures.

The POLICE Light and Laser Survey

July 31, 2014

Because of the critical importance of illumination tools in law enforcement operations, POLICE recently conducted a survey about flashlight, weapon light, and laser sight ownership, usage, and training among working law enforcement officers. The following is a snapshot of our findings.

Good, Bad, and Awful News: A Month on the Job

July 17, 2014

Each week, the staff here at POLICE posts a couple dozen or more news items on PoliceMag.com. Here's a snapshot of what we covered, good, bad, and awful, in June.

Tactical Medicine in Transition

July 15, 2014

So if emergency medical response during critical incidents is now going to be performed by patrol officers and individual SWAT operators, do law enforcement agencies still need tactical medical support? The experts say yes and for a variety of reasons.

Hemorrhage Control

June 23, 2014

Officer Joshua Burns might have bled out and died if it wasn't for a new emergency medical program that the Dallas PD had implemented just weeks before he was shot. As part of that program, 3,200 Dallas officers had been trained in basic hemorrhage control techniques and issued Tactical Medical Solutions' Downed Officer Kit (DOK).

Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath

June 21, 2014

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

5.11 Tactical: Rethinking the Duty Belt

June 13, 2014

Development of 5.11 Tactical's new Sierra Bravo Duty Belt was spurred by a request from an overseas law enforcement agency for a nylon duty belt that was lighter than comparable models and innovative.

Mass Killers: Gun Control is Not the Answer

June 3, 2014
After a mass murder incident like Isla Vista, the media loves to run a lot of stories that imply such tragedies would surely be a thing of the past if we could just outlaw all the guns. Those same reporters rarely consider how much damage this killer could have done in a crowded classroom with a blade.

Duty Dangers

May 30, 2014

If you really want to gain some insight into all the hazards you face on the job—both the felonious and the non-felonious variety—then all you have to do is read the newsletters that we send via e-mail to you several times per week.

Heart Trouble

May 5, 2014

What is certainly true is that the lifestyle of many working law enforcement officers amounts to a recipe for heart disease.

Lenco BombCat: Built to Take the Blast

May 2, 2014

Known to the company and its customers as the "BombCat," the EOD model BearCat was, like most of the company's products, the result of a customer request.

If You Need a Friend

April 30, 2014

The primary mission of a law enforcement K-9 is to mitigate risks for both officers and the public. Which means a lot of K-9s get injured and killed on the job.

LPR Under Fire

April 17, 2014

Many state legislators are listening to the ACLU and others who want to rein in LPR operations. New Hampshire already bans the use of the technology except at toll stations, and other states are considering legislation that to some degree would change the way agencies use LPR.

Oakley's PRIZM Shooting Lenses

April 12, 2014

Performance eyewear manufacturer Oakley has long been known for consulting with its customers and potential customers before developing a new product line. The development process for the company's new PRIZM lenses is not an exception.

Twisted Speech

March 26, 2014

How in the world did we manage to twist the English language into such a politically correct knot that "gentleman" has become a synonym for "felon," "sociopath," or "terrorist?"

Training Outside of the Box

March 21, 2014

The contemporary use-of-force simulator scenario has become much more of an immersive and realistic experience for the student. All of this technological innovation has led agencies and instructors to re-examine the ways they are using simulators for both recruit and in-service training.

Pursuit Tracking

March 14, 2014

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

March 6, 2014

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

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