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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.

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Surfing the Digital Video Tsunami

February 23, 2016

All of the video agencies must cope with presents law enforcement with headaches. It's costly to store; it's costly to review, and it's costly to process for legally mandated release to the press and the public.

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

January 28, 2016

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

January 28, 2016

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

SHOT Show 2016: Firearms Preview

January 22, 2016

Here's some information about some of the newest and most interesting police guns that will be at the show.

Guardians and Warriors

January 22, 2016

Every guardian—every law enforcement officer—must be a warrior. You can't protect unless you are willing to do violence and stop the threat.

Police Robots on Land and Sea

December 28, 2015

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

What the Hell Are We Doing?

December 18, 2015

ISIS won't give a damn about your skin color or your politics. They will just see Americans.

2015 Police Reader Choice Awards

December 16, 2015

This year POLICE featured hundreds of products in our coverage of law enforcement technologies, tools, weapons, and apparel. We have determined these 20 products to be the most popular covered in the magazine during 2015.

Police Radios Transition into a New Era

November 17, 2015

Although they aren't as sexy as the other contemporary tools of law enforcement that make more headlines like body-worn cameras and high-tech forensics equipment, no technology is more vital to your mission than your communications equipment.

TacVent: Cooling System

November 17, 2015

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

Make Them Pay

November 17, 2015

Last month within about a 10-day period several on-duty law enforcement officers were denied service at outlets of some of the largest restaurant chains in the country. You've read the stories, but I'm going to take you back through one that really makes my blood boil.

Computers Built Cop Tough

October 29, 2015

Agencies wishing to avoid downtime and the cost of re-installing software into their devices now can choose from a wide variety of makes and models of rugged and semi-rugged machines from a number of different makers. Here's a look at some devices that are probably not 100% cop proof but can take a beating.

A War of Words

October 22, 2015

In the last 13 months, there have been some horrific murders of police officers that appear to have been at least spurred by the animosity toward police that flashed up after Ferguson and the Eric Garner incident in New York City.

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

October 19, 2015

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

Two-Officer Cars: The Buddy System

October 16, 2015

Two-officer units may cost a city more, but they provide many benefits that can save the lives of officers. 

Crime: A Perfect Storm

September 30, 2015

America's rising crime rate is being driven by early release of violent prisoners, ineffective handling of criminal aliens, and the prosecution of police officers for doing their jobs, which makes officers hesitant to do their jobs.

How to Become a Bomb Tech

September 4, 2015

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.

The Next-Generation Moving Target

August 20, 2015

GNAT Warfare is expanding its offerings with a new line of radio-controlled ground targets for law enforcement, military, and civilian tactical training.

Viewing Video: Just Press Play

August 6, 2015

Denying officers access to the video records of incidents before they write their reports serves only one purpose: It's a trap. The goal here is to play "gotcha" with the officers and try to catch them in a lie.

Do Police Have to be Perfect?

July 16, 2015

If we start punishing officers for every mistake, just because an encounter ended in the justified shooting of a suspect, then officers will surely minimize their contact with suspects.

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