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Let Them Know You Care

December 22, 2009
Today, a new generation of Americans are fighting for our freedom overseas, but there are no great Christmas songs being written and sung for them. Like the Vietnam generation before them, they are largely forgotten by a public too concerned about domestic issues to care about them, and they are demonized in popular culture as "kill crazy" murderers.

Cruising for a Bruising

December 22, 2009

Even though it was toward the back of the exhibit hall, it was hard to miss Oshkosh Defense's new Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police show. It's an imposing vehicle.

Unarmed Victim Zones

December 14, 2009

Like civilians trapped in a store, bank, or restaurant when a gunman barges in and starts shooting, the Fort Hood soldiers were left with their bare hands as their only weapons.

Law Enforcement Software 2009

November 30, 2009

Read about this year's innovative computer software that makes your job easier.

Fighting the Wrong Battle

November 30, 2009

More officers may choose to leave their vests in their lockers on hot days or just choose not to buy them.

Unintended Consequences

November 12, 2009

For now, the question that some industry experts are raising about this new NIJ standard - at least off the record - is one of necessity: Was it really necessary to change the standard?

TREXPO East 2009: Grossman Wows Crowd with Two-Part Keynote

October 30, 2009

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book "On Killing," has some harsh truth for any American who believes that the war on terror and the war on crime are over.

TREXPO East 2009: Active Shooter Panel Focuses on Tactics and Training

October 30, 2009

More than 60 officers attended an Active Shooter Panel discussion at TREXPO East, participating in a lively discussion of how to respond to lone gunmen, coordinated attacks, and even terrorist incidents.

TREXPO East 2009: Hard Lessons

October 30, 2009

TREXPO East 2009 offered three days of classes covering topics ranging from knife defense to European tactical medicine techniques. Some of the best classes during this year's TREXPO East conference focused on terrorism and its effects on front line officers.

TREXPO East 2009: Report from the Aisles

October 30, 2009

A tactical law enforcement trade show like TREXPO East tends to attract some fairly innovative tools. Walking the aisles, you could see the latest tactical vehicles, weapons, communications, and apparel. Here's a quick look at some of the things that caught our attention.

Beyond Facial Recognition

October 30, 2009

Currently, biometric systems are being used every day by officers in two distinct missions: security and identification. And they can be very useful.

Cleaning Up the LEOSA Mess

October 22, 2009
If the LEOSA improvements bills become law, retired officers will need to have an official ID from their agency and qualify with a state-certified firearms instructor who qualifies police in their states of residence. This could make it much easier for retired officers from say Illinois agencies to exercise LEOSA carry rights.

GM Revives Caprice Patrol Car For 2011

October 5, 2009
Regardless of how it is configured, the sleek Caprice PPV is likely to make an impression on traffic scofflaws. Revealing the concept car, GM executive Jim Campbell touted the car's bold and commanding presence. He asked, "Can you imagine this baby in your rearview mirror?"

Columbine: The Horror Writer

September 18, 2009

POLICE Magazine editor David Griffith recently spoke with "Columbine" author Dave Cullen about the psychology of Eric Harris, law enforcement response the day of the massacre, the investigation, and how school shootings can be prevented.

The Fallacy of the Nonviolent Offender

September 17, 2009

About 33 percent of so-called "nonviolent" offenders have a history of arrests for violent crimes.

Rethinking D.A.R.E.

August 31, 2009

For some of the kids in the D.A.R.E. program, the D.A.R.E. officer is the only adult that they can really talk to.

TASER X3: Three in One

August 31, 2009

The three-shot TASER pistol marketed as the X3 has been one of the company's most secret projects. It's also been a product that cops have been requesting for years.

Money Laundering for Morons

August 27, 2009
Collectibles are fragile and a very poor investment. That's why I was stunned earlier this week when I read that a methamphetamine ring in Colorado used comic books for money laundering.

TREXPO Panel: Active Shooter Response Spurs Lively Discussion

August 19, 2009
"Active shooters are a tactical-officer problem not a tactical-team problem," PoliceMag.com SWAT columnist Robert O’Brien said opening the discussion.

Terrorism with a Small "t"

July 31, 2009

Terrorists walk among us. They don't all have long beards and turbans and live in caves in Afghanistan.

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