FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
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.
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.
Currently, biometric systems are being used every day by officers in two distinct missions: security and identification. And they can be very useful.
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.
About 33 percent of so-called "nonviolent" offenders have a history of arrests for violent crimes.
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.
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.
Terrorists walk among us. They don't all have long beards and turbans and live in caves in Afghanistan.
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.
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."
Christian Science Monitor reports that the sheriff of Davidson County,
Tenn. (Nashville) has been directed to release illegal aliens detained
on “minor” charges on their own recognizance. This is a repeat of the disastrous “catch and release”
immigration enforcement concept where
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.
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.
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.
You are always on video. The only question that you have to ask yourself is whose video it will be?
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.