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Military Standard

July 31, 2009

For more than 15 years now, the company has been making rugged notebook systems designed for use on patrol by law enforcement officers. Getac's latest law enforcement model is the upgraded V100 rugged convertible notebook.

30 Things You Need to Know About Body Armor

July 23, 2009

Once a curious novelty, today body armor is one of those things that a lot of officers take for granted. It's something that few officers give a second thought. But there's a lot that the average officer should know about his or her concealed "life preserver."

Across the Great Generational Divide

July 2, 2009

There are some things that you begin to realize as you gray. For example, the youngsters that you work with no longer “get” your cultural references. And you start to feel like Grandpa Simpson droning on about things that make no sense to the people around you.

Can We Stop Giving Public Money to "Former" Gang Members Now?

June 25, 2009

Earlier this week, the executive director of Homies Unidos, Alex Sanchez, was arrested by the FBI. The FBI says that Sanchez is a shotcaller in the Normandie click of MS-13. He is charged with “racketeering offenses,” including conspiracy to murder.

Smart Guns Are Not Ready for Duty

June 12, 2009

What the lab tried to communicate to the NYPD was that the technology wouldn’t have prevented the Edwards tragedy. You see, the radio system will pick up any friendly gun within 600 feet. That means that when the other officers pointed their weapons at Officer Edwards their guns would have only told them that a friendly gun was in the general area. Well, they already knew that. They knew that at least three friendly guns were in the area. After all, they were holding them.

Drunk is No Excuse for This

June 5, 2009
Here’s the tale of the tape: Anthony Abbate, 38, is six-foot, three-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. The woman he pummeled, Karolina Obrycka, 26, is a foot shorter and weighs 125 pounds.

The All Seeing Eye

June 1, 2009

You are always on video. The only question that you have to ask yourself is whose video it will be?

Long Guns 2009

June 1, 2009

Rifle manufacturers are now making a variety of rifles specifically designed for patrol and SWAT operations. Here's a quick look at some of the long guns now available for service in law enforcement.

Turning Cops into Cameras

June 1, 2009

For some 15 years now, American police officers have been joined on patrol by in-car video systems that document their interaction with the public. Now, at least four companies have developed, are marketing, or plan to market body-worn video systems to law enforcement officers.

There Should Be a Special Punishment for This Crime

May 29, 2009

If Sweeten really did file a false police report saying that she and her daughter were kidnapped by two black men, then she victimized by my estimation at least six percent of the American population, every black male.

I Hope This Guy Isn’t a Crisis Negotiator

May 22, 2009
It seems the head of Atlanta’s police union Sgt. Scott Kreher told the city council in an open meeting that he would like to beat Mayor Shirley Franklin “in the head with a baseball bat” when he thinks about problems disabled officers have getting workers’ compensation claims approved.

Cancer Treatments: Battling Cartels

May 1, 2009

One thing is clear about the battle against the Mexican cartels: Your strategy for countering it tends to reflect your personal world view. And regardless of where you work on this continent, Mexican drug cartels present a great danger to you as an American law enforcement officer.

Rugged and Ready

May 1, 2009

This year Dell is working hard to become a player in law enforcement mobile data systems. Dell's second generation fully rugged laptop, the Latitude E6400 XFR, is not only tough; it's fast.

Handguns 2009

May 1, 2009

The following is a quick look at some of the more interesting handgun models that have come to the attention of POLICE in recent months. Some of these weapons have been featured in our "Arsenal" firearms review features. Others are on our radar for future articles.

Washington Turns on the Money Tap

April 3, 2009

The economic stimulus package pumps nearly $4 billion into state, local, and tribal law enforcement. But is that a good thing?

Cleaning Out My Files

April 1, 2009

It's no coincidence that the Mumbai terror teams used Google Earth to map out their plan.

Virtual Reality Training

April 1, 2009

Today's simulators are high-tech computer systems with digital projectors that play complex interactive scenarios. They are designed not only to teach officers when and how to shoot guns and less-lethal weapons but also how to talk to suspects to avoid escalation and confrontation.

Washington Turns on the Money Tap

April 1, 2009

With tax revenues declining and budgets under water, many agencies are feeling the strain. But help is on the way.

Car Manufacturers Fine-Tune Latest Patrol Vehicles

March 3, 2009
With the Big Three Detroit auto companies reeling from the economic meltdown and Chevy and Chrysler begging Washington for money, there are no major changes in the domestic patrol car market this year.
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