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The Virtual Reality Machine

January 18, 2015

You quickly realize when working a scenario in the new Theater from MILO Range Training Systems that it's a new kind of use-of-force simulator. Not only does the Theater system provide an immersive multiple screen experience, the images projected on those screens react to your movements.

SHOT Show 2015 Sneak Preview

January 16, 2015

Each January the leading manufacturers of firearms, gear, equipment, and apparel debut many of their new products at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Here's a quick preview.

Shots Fired: Westbrook, Connecticut 04-08-2013

January 13, 2015

The Impala's driver side window shattered. Bullets slammed into the car's cockpit. And Det. Wisner felt a searing pain in his left shoulder. There would be no foot pursuit.

Ballistic Face Shield

December 31, 2014

Priebe started to think about ways to remedy the problem of how to protect officers' faces while they are engaged in "routine patrol duties." And the result is the Citadel Defense Cide Shield.

Law Enforcement Companies Wish You a Happy Holiday Season

December 24, 2014
Police Magazine asked some of the leading companies in law enforcement product manufacturing to send you some holiday greetings. Here's a list of links to their video cards:

How to Start a Body Camera Program

December 21, 2014

Those who have succeeded in implementing wearable evidence capture programs say agencies may want to take a step back and make sure they are getting the right equipment and have the proper infrastructure in place to make their adoption of officer-worn video a success.

IACP 2014: Report from the Aisles

December 2, 2014

Here's a look at wearable video systems and officer-worn evidence capture equipment as well as some of the other cool products at IACP 2014.

Bullet-Proofing Your Rolling Office

November 26, 2014

The murder of Sgt. Cory Wride and the attempted murder of Dep. Greg Sherwood reveal a key vulnerability in American police patrol vehicles: lack of protection from gunfire.

Going Big: SUVs for Patrol

November 12, 2014

Many law enforcement agencies were unsure about what to do next when Ford retired the Crown Vic. Now agencies are buying SUVs to replace sedans for a variety of reasons.

It's Not About the Dogs

November 6, 2014

The point here is that when a police officer shoots and kills a dog, the reaction of the community is not really about the dog. It's about the owner's emotional loss.

The Plight of the "Pit Bull"

November 4, 2014

“My heart goes out to these dogs,” says trainer Brian Kilcommons, who is often called to assess the aggressiveness and socialization of pits. “These dogs are so maligned. They are tortured. They are fought. I cannot tell you how many of these dogs I have trained that make phenomenal pets.”

Dog Owners Can Prevent Violent Encounters Between Police and Their Pets

November 4, 2014

While the mainstream media and many angry dog owners believe the sole responsibility for these tragedies should fall on the officer who pulled the trigger. Often times, the pet owners made mistakes or were even irresponsible in controlling and training their animals.

A Use-of-Force Continuum for Dealing with Dogs

November 4, 2014

If the owner or another person known to the dog is not available, you may be able to gain the dog’s acceptance by softening your approach. Dog experts recommend you stop moving toward the dog, assume a bladed stance sideways to the dog, and avoid eye contact, while talking to him in a strong, reassuring tone. This may have a calming effect that will allow you to safely conduct your business and leave.

Planned Operations and Dogs

November 4, 2014

Some SWAT teams have become very adept at using non-lethal tools to neutralize the threat presented by dogs. Retired Cleveland SWAT entry team leader Robert O'Brien says that long before the Hells Angels case and its nearly $2 million in settlements his SWAT team always considered the presence of dogs in its planning. O'Brien's tool of choice for getting the dogs out of the way was the fire extinguisher.

Sued for Shooting a Dog

November 4, 2014

Your biggest fear in a dog shooting lawsuit is punitive damages. While compensatory damages are likely to be covered by your employer, punitive damages are probably coming out of your pocket.

Can Police Stop Killing Dogs?

October 29, 2014

As with other police encounters involving civilians and what the public perceives as bad outcomes, many dog shooting incidents are captured on video and posted on the Internet. Some officers have even been fired for shooting dogs.

In-car Video: Eyes on the Road

October 28, 2014

Here's a look at some of the latest in-car video systems for law enforcement operations.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

September 17, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an underarm bear hug.

Body Armor Comfort and Protection

September 4, 2014

By using a wide variety of new ballistic materials and through proprietary design technologies, the makers of soft body armor are starting to produce some innovative vests that meet the NIJ .06 standard, provide excellent threat protection, and give wearers improved comfort.

Mission Critical Software

September 2, 2014

On a day-to-day basis, Mission Manager can help commanders and supervisors with many tasks. In addition, it facilitates the scheduling of training and allows users to quickly and efficiently communicate with all or some of their officers via voice, text, and e-mail.

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