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Next Generation

November 1, 2007

When it comes to night vision gear, just about all roads lead through ITT. But a new technology from Xenonics Holdings offers a less-expensive, more durable alternative for some applications.

Rugged and Ready

November 1, 2007

Just know this: The ruggedized computer market is booming. Everyone from soldiers and Marines operating in the Sandbox to construction supervisors building your local strip mall are using these things. That means that a ton of companies are getting into this market and offering a variety of different models, and it will pay to shop around.

Death Race

November 1, 2007

There's probably no more frightening sound in the world than the voice of someone who is truly broken. They speak in halting patterns. Every word that they utter comes from a deep well of sorrow. As cops, you spend a lot of time with broken people, including husbands whose soul mates have died in tragic accidents.

Have We Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11?

October 1, 2007

Baaah! Baaah! That's the sound of me once again becoming a sheep. I thought I had shed my wool back around 7:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 11, 2001, when I watched a second airliner slam into the World Trade Center.

More Than Semi-Tough

October 1, 2007

There are reasons why Panasonic is the world's leader in the production and sale of ruggedized notebooks for law enforcement, the military, and business. One, Panasonic is a huge company with lots of resources for research and development. Two, the company has a strong reputation for quality and ergonomic design. And three, Panasonic just makes excellent products.

TREXPO East 2007: Best of Show

October 1, 2007

In the past six years, I've attended 12 TREXPO conferences. Each time the exposition floor at the conference has had a unique character. There was some kind of trend that you could see in the products showcased up and down the aisles. TREXPO East 2007 is no exception. This year the trend was tactical vehicles.

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other

October 1, 2007

The conference portion of the 2007 TREXPO East offered a little bit of something for every attendee. Once primarily SWAT oriented, the TREXPO conference now includes classes of interest to tactical medics, SWAT operators, patrol officers, and gang officers.

'Genius' Arrested at Boston Airport Wearing Fake Bomb 'Art'

September 21, 2007
Massachusetts State Police arrested a 19-year-old MIT student earlier this morning and charged her with disturbing the peace and possessing a hoax device. Here's what Star Simpson reportedly decided was an artistic masterpiece that she had to share with the world.

Propaganda and Protests

September 1, 2007

You received an invitation last month. I was supposed to forward it on to you. But I took the liberty of deciding that it wasn't the kind of party that you would have enjoyed attending.

Deadly Pets Dine on Dumbass Dangerous Animal Collector

August 28, 2007
Here’s the deal. It seems that the friendly neighborhood Polizei were recently summoned to an apartment in Dortmund. They were summoned by the call that many cops worldwide have come to dread: “Neighbors report foul smell.”

TREXPO East Day Two—Siddle Wows Crowd with "Warrior Science"

August 24, 2007
Siddle said it was critical for police trainers to take a more holistic approach to combat training. “We need to look at all of the intangibles of human response and bring them together in our training.” He also argued for combining fitness, use-of-force training, close-quarter combat training, and defensive tactics training into one discipline that is based on research into the physiological reaction of warriors to combat. “We need to avoid the flavor of the month,” he added. “The flavor of the

TREXPO East 2007—Day One Conference Highlights

August 22, 2007
Using data that he has gathered from autopsies and from his experience with gunshot patients who survived, Vail revealed the limitations of traditional handgun and rifle ammo.

Obstruction of Justice

August 1, 2007
Witnesses have been intimidated by the bad guys since Cain slew Abel. But today, even victims are expected to keep their mouths shut or quite literally be branded a snitch by their neighbors.

Riot Act

August 1, 2007

R Block of the West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville. Inmates are holding a hostage. His hands are bound with a strip of cloth that's tied around the crossbars of one of the cells. A negotiator has been called in to hear the inmates' demands and to try to secure release of the hostage. The ringleader of the riot, a young loudmouth called K-Dog, yells at the negotiator who is on the stairs above the showers, "You better take care of your boy!"

Brothers in Arms

July 1, 2007
Now, like most of the public, I had been led to believe that firefighters and cops hold each other in contempt. But I remember very vividly attending a firefighter's funeral. When we drove away from the service on our way to the cemetery, the streets were lined with firefighters saluting their brother in arms. And there were cops on those sidewalks, too. Also offering a salute to a fellow public servant and first responder.

Electric Bullet

July 1, 2007
Creating the XREP wasn't easy. It required an arduous process of trial and error and many trips back to the drawing board for re-engineering and redesign before TASER could overcome all of the obstacles necessary to build a 12-gauge munition that carries the charge of an X26.

Sound and Vision

June 1, 2007
It was an unusual opportunity. Inside a small banquet room at a suburban Chicago hotel, the makers of some of the leading law enforcement use-of-force simulators had set up their products and were running scenarios at the recent International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association conference.

Announcing PoliceMag.com Version 2.0

June 1, 2007

As much as the Internet is savaged as a venue for pornography, gambling, and cybercrime, the World Wide Web is by far the most efficient information gathering tool ever invented. Historians a century from now may consider it more important in the expansion of human knowledge than the development of the movable type press.

The Thin Blue Line

May 1, 2007

The great British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics." It's a funny line, one that was later quoted by Mark Twain. But the truth is that statistics don't lie. They are just subject to interpretation, and their truth is in the eye of the beholder.

TREXPO West 2007: Something for Everyone

May 1, 2007

TREXPO is both a trade show and an educational conference for law enforcement officers. And this year’s TREXPO West held recently in Long Beach, Calif., offered excellent training opportunities for both SWAT and patrol officers.

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