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TREXPO East 2008: Best of Show

October 1, 2008

Here's a look at some of the more intriguing products that could be seen in the aisles of this year's TREXPO East trade show held in late August.

TREXPO East 2008: Keynote Speakers Share War Stories with TREXPO Crowds

October 1, 2008

The police officers who attended this year's TREXPO East keynotes were awed by the patriotism and heroism of the men who spoke at the event. They gathered afterward to shake hands with and have their pictures taken with these great Americans.

TREXPO East 2008: TREXPO Courses Focus on Officer Survival

October 1, 2008

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that all of the classroom and hands-on courses during the TREXPO conference are about just one thing. Whether the topic is active shooters, terrorism tactics, or edged-weapon defense, the goal is always the same: to help officers win on the street. The courses at this year's TREXPO East were no exception.

San Francisco Values

September 1, 2008

The sovereign nation of San Francisco has its own immigration policy and its own deportation system.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

September 1, 2008

Experts say you deserve praise for being willing to withstand ridicule and even let bad guys win in court to prevent attacks. "If you ask me what law enforcement has done best since 9/11 is that they are stopping these plots in the beginning stages before they go operational," says E.J. Kimball, managing director of terrorism expert Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism.

America Needs a Surge Against Gangs

August 1, 2008

Back about 20 years ago when gangs in Los Angeles were shooting at each other in drivebys and hitting a lot of innocent bystanders, I was fond of saying that I had a solution for the gang problem: marksmanship lessons.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

A Matter of National Security

July 1, 2008

We need to find an alternative to oil. But we can’t just wave a magic wand and make it so.

Crime Reporter

July 1, 2008

TASER International wants to give you the ability to show a jury or board of inquiry exactly what you saw on the street. That's the idea behind the company's TASERCAM and its soon to be launched Autonomous eXtended on-Officer Network (AXON).

In Praise of Women Warriors

June 1, 2008

For decades female police officers received little respect from male cops. They were treated as "secretaries with badges." Today, only a knuckle-dragging caveman would believe that women don't have the courage and determination to be cops.

Space Saver: WatchGuard's Hybrid Digital Video System

June 1, 2008

WatchGuard's DV-1 in-car video system is designed to take the hassle out of recording digital video. The system burns each event onto a rewritable DVD in the same DVD video format used for standard entertainment DVDs.

Speed Guns

June 1, 2008

Anybody who thinks he is going to beat a ticket in court may want to take a look at the latest tools in your arsenal. Here's a quick look at some of the more innovative radar and laser systems on the market.

Virginia Security Company Offers Executive Protection Training for Cops

May 9, 2008
Cops are drawn to personal security work as a part-time job or employment after retirement. They need special training so they can learn the differences between being a cop and being a personal security professional, he explains.

Justice Denied

May 1, 2008

In 1982, when Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, Maureen Faulkner believed that she would soon see justice for her husband. But over the last 26 years she has seen nothing but injustice.

FN's SCAR Rifle Offers Heavy Punch, Light Recoil

May 1, 2008

Available in two versions—5.56mm and 7.62mm—the SCAR was developed to meet specific SOCOM requirements, but it would make an excellent SWAT rifle.

The Aggrieved: Survivor Maureen Faulkner

May 1, 2008

Maureen Faulkner knows the truth, and she wants everyone else to know it. Danny Faulkner was a good cop, a decorated officer who loved his job, loved his family and friends, and loved serving his community. And Mumia Abu-Jamal was, and is, a cold-blooded killer who was motivated by his pure hatred of all cops to murder her husband.

Communication Breakdown

April 1, 2008

Last Month Utah paid a lawyer and his client $40,000. The lawyer represented Jared Massey, a 20-something-year-old Vernal resident. Massey's cause of action was that a state trooper named Jon Gardner had used excessive force and thereby violated his civil rights by shocking him twice with a TASER during a Sept. 14 traffic stop.

Life Preserver: The Integrated Tourniquet System

April 1, 2008

As you read this, one of your fellow officers may be bleeding out from an extremity wound. She may have been shot or stabbed by a dirtbag. Or just as likely, he is pinned in a smashed car while rescue personnel desperately try to get to him and render care. Either way, he or she only has minutes to live.

'Terror at Beslan' Author's Chilling Keynote Inspires TREXPO Crowd to Combat School Terrorism

April 1, 2008

Tactical consultant John Giduck used a lot of humor in his six-hour two-day keynote presentation at TREXPO West. And that's a good thing because Giduck's presentation is about Islamist terror attacks on children, especially school children. So if his audience of veteran cops and soldiers didn't have some comic relief, they'd probably start crying.

Officers Lace Up the Gloves at TREXPO West

April 1, 2008

The first bout featured Dave "Knockout" Apodaca of the LASD vs. Dustin "The Nosebleeder" Ciscel of the Anaheim Police Department. In the second fight, Armando "The Hitman" Guzman of LASD squared off against George "The Argentinian Olympian" Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department. And in the final contest Mike "Machete" Giacoletti of the Orange County Sheriff's Department battled Carlos "Chupacabra" Navarro, a special agent with the FBI.

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