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Twisted Speech

March 26, 2014

How in the world did we manage to twist the English language into such a politically correct knot that "gentleman" has become a synonym for "felon," "sociopath," or "terrorist?"

Training Outside of the Box

March 21, 2014

The contemporary use-of-force simulator scenario has become much more of an immersive and realistic experience for the student. All of this technological innovation has led agencies and instructors to re-examine the ways they are using simulators for both recruit and in-service training.

Pursuit Tracking

March 14, 2014

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

March 6, 2014

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

AngelTrax's VizuCop 360 In-Car Video

February 25, 2014

In-car video is one of the most mature markets in contemporary law enforcement with numerous established companies all struggling for their piece of the pie. So it's not every day that a new player enters this arena. But that's exactly what Newton, Ala.-based AngelTrax expects to do some time around the end of March with its VizuCop 360 system.

Texas Cop Killer Execution: Justice Too Long Delayed

January 31, 2014

The man who pulled the trigger and ended Officer Gaddis' life was Edgar Tamayo. He may have had a low IQ, but when it came to killing he was a savant.

SHOT Show 2014: Video of Kershaw's New Knives

January 28, 2014
In this video, Rexford and Kershaw's Jim McNair discuss the features of the knives, the material used, and their fit and finish.

The Two Million-Dollar Wound

January 2, 2014

A lot of people think medically retired New Jersey transit officer Christopher Onesti may be the beneficiary of a "million-dollar wound," a full disability pension for an injury that is not quite so disabling.

Improving In-Car Video

December 23, 2013

Over the last two years of IACP shows, in-car video manufacturers have debuted a number of new products that have followed new trends in the mobile video market. Here’s a look at some of those products and trends.

To Serve and Protect

December 2, 2013

I don’t know for sure what drove Libke to volunteer as a reserve officer. But I bet it was a desire to serve his community.

Electric Motorcycles on Patrol

November 5, 2013

While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have made inroads into police fleets.

Airsoft Tragedy in Sonoma County

November 4, 2013

What might have happened if the subject had been a gang member, the AK had been real, and the deputy hadn’t taken action?

Will On-Body Kill In-Car Video?

October 16, 2013

Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.

Drawing First Blood

October 9, 2013

Reporters rarely get all the facts right because the facts are hazy by the time their first stories are posted on the Web, broadcast, or inked onto paper. That haziness doesn't clear until the official investigation is complete. By then the reporters have created a "truth" that persists in the public consciousness.

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier

September 27, 2013

Few advancements in law enforcement technology have had more impact nationwide than electronic citation. The technology has been on line a little more than a decade, and e-citation systems are now in use by federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. And they all sing its praises.

The Tactical Maglites

September 25, 2013

Introduced earlier this year, the Mag-Tac line consists of two lights: a patrol model and a tactical model. Both lights are mid-sized, five inches long and one inch in diameter, feature Cree LEDs, and are constructed of aircraft aluminum.

The Next Stage of Patrol Computers

September 10, 2013

Your next mobile in-car laptop will probably connect to the Internet using built-in wireless connectivity like the latest smartphones and tablets. Your agency may even choose to equip your car with a tablet instead of a laptop.

The Last Full Measure

September 10, 2013

Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.

The Street Cop Dictionary Gets a Mobile App

August 29, 2013
On Monday, Police Magazine launched the Cop Slang app for the iPhone. Cop Slang on the iPhone is a handy little dictionary-style app that lets users read more than 2,500 definitions and add their own.

Cyalume's VisiPad Chemical Marker

July 17, 2013

From its name, the VisiPad sounds like it might be an accessory for Apple's ubiquitous iPad tablet computer, but it's actually a chemical illumination marker. Like a lightstick, the VisiPad is a chemically activated illumination tool.

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