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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.

Va. Officer Saves Family from Armed Jealous Ex-Boyfriend

June 7, 2013

Officer Joe Young protected a family from a man recently released from jail who threatened his ex-girlfriend because she had a new boyfriend. Young was forced to shoot the man, who took his own life.

Fourth Amendment Blues

June 5, 2013

Essentially, because of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. And the public has no sympathy whatsoever for your precarious position.

Blackhawk's Level III Epoch Holster

May 15, 2013

In the Blackhawk Epoch holster system, a wedge engages from the side of the holster and locks into the ejection port. The wedge is released when the shooter grips the pistol to draw and pushes down on a plunger with his or her thumb

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative

May 14, 2013

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

Random Thoughts About a Rough Week

May 2, 2013

We, and I mean everyone in the United States, have just been through what President Obama called a "rough week."  Americans and American law enforcement rose to meet these horrors and battle this evil in ways that can only make us all proud.

Training Accidents

April 16, 2013

No one keeps complete nationwide statistics on law enforcement training accidents, but they are a significant cause of death and serious injury in the line of duty. Most training accidents share one common trait: They could have been prevented.

The Tragedy of Training Accidents

April 16, 2013

When an officer is shot and killed in a training session, odds are some other officer pulled the trigger. The result is devastating for the officers of the agency involved and for the friends and families of both officers.

14 Ways To Make Training Safer

April 16, 2013
One of the mottos of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) is "When safety is taken for granted, take injury for granted."

KDH's Transformer Body Armor

April 3, 2013

While most concealable body armor consists of ballistic panels contained in a cloth carrier that is strapped to the wearer's torso, KDH's Transformer uses a unique harness system that directly supports the armor and holds it next to the body.

Police Product Test: LifeProof iPhone 4S Case

March 23, 2013

I tested a police blue LifeProof case on my iPhone 4S for a month for this review. And I tortured the thing. It's klutz proof and I believe it's also cop proof.

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