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LEOKA: Beyond the Numbers

December 17, 2012

Loggers are not hurt and killed on duty because some dirtbag tree doesn’t want to go back to jail and opens fire instead of surrendering to the inevitable.

Police Product Test: Nike Special Field Boots

November 19, 2012

A team of officers at the Chicago Police Department wore the new Nike SFBs during 12-hour shifts of crowd control duty last summer and scored them on comfort, features, durability, what law enforcement assignments they would be good for, and value.

Do You Have a Personal Life?

November 2, 2012

Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?

PlateSmart's LPR Software

October 23, 2012

PlateSmart is a software-only solution that costs substantially less than other LPR systems because it does not require dedicated hardware and special cameras.

Police Documentary Explores Meaning of Heroism, Sacrifice

October 12, 2012
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Modern City Entertainment are teaming up to create "Heroes Behind the Badge," a documentary about the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers serving across America.

A Flash of Metal: Edged Weapon Attacks

October 3, 2012

A Houston Police officer who shot a wheelchair-bound man who had attacked him with a pen has been roasted by media outlets who fail to grasp the dangers of edged weapons.

Getac Allies with FedEx for Rapid Rugged Computer Repair

September 27, 2012
FedEx will not only handle the transport of the computers, specially trained FedEx TechConnect personnel will repair them.

Police Readers Support Concealed Carry, Romney for President

September 12, 2012

The vast majority of working law enforcement officers in the United States support the Second Amendment right to bear arms and plan to vote for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this fall. That's the findings of a survey conducted by POLICE Magazine this summer.

Can You Prevent Mass Shootings?

September 12, 2012

Thanks to two active shooters, it's been a summer of terror for the American public. What's good is that people are actually talking about what can be done to curb these shootings and how to respond to them. And that includes law enforcement.

Using Light To Illuminate Threats

August 29, 2012
Light can be one of an officer's most valuable allies in close-quarter battle. A tactical light helps you identify and neutralize threats. It also prevents you from dropping the hammer on a fellow officer or a civilian who is not a threat.

6 Second Tactical's APB Door

August 21, 2012

The All Purpose Breaching (APB) Door can be used to train officers and firefighters to perform almost any form of breaching, using rams, hammers, shotguns, Hurst tools, and even door spreaders.

The High Price of Fame

August 17, 2012

The Columbine killers, the Virginia Tech murderer, and the Aurora shooting suspect have all become household names. And I believe that the desire for stardom is at least part of the motivation for these massacres.

New Patrol Car Accessories Take Center Stage at Fleet Expo

August 16, 2012
Two things were clear from a visit to this year’s Police Fleet Expo: Ford’s new police interceptor sedan and police interceptor SUV are starting to make serious impact in the patrol vehicle market and manufacturers are searching for ways to make emergency vehicle operations safer.

12 Really Cool New Police Products

August 10, 2012

Here's a look at some products that really impressed or intrigued the POLICE staff in the last 12 months or so. Most are new. Some are just new to us.

Military Surplus Gear: Abuse It and Lose It

July 10, 2012

Last month the Defense Department cut off a very valuable resource for many of the nation's 17,000 law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon's 1033 program provides cash-strapped police and sheriff's departments with free military surplus.

RedXDefense's XCAT Chemical Detector

July 1, 2012

RedXDefense's new XCAT is a narcotics, explosives, and gunshot residue detection system that was developed as the law enforcement version of the company's portable military explosive detector.

10 Things You Need to Know About Folding Knives

June 21, 2012

good quality folding knife can be an excellent backup weapon when nothing else is available. This is especially true when some dirtbag has grabbed your gun and you're having to use your strong hand to keep it in your holster and you need a piece of steel in your weak hand to discourage him.

Wasting Emergency Assets

June 7, 2012

Something like 38% of all 911 calls in New York City are now attributed to the phenomenon known as "butt-dialing." The New York City 911 operators receive 10.4 million calls a year and nearly 4 million of them are accidental. And the Big Apple is not alone in suffering from this problem. It's a nationwide plague caused by a little-known cellphone feature.

Van Jones: A Window Into Extreme Leftist Thinking

May 23, 2012

Generally, I don't pay a lot of attention to the mutterings of extreme partisans on either side of the political divide. But a recent Rolling Stone interview with former Obama administration Green Jobs advisor Van Jones gave such insight into the brain waves of extreme leftists that it got me thinking.

Morphix Chameleon Chemical Detection Kit

May 15, 2012

Morphix Technologies developed its multi-threat chemical detector called the Chameleon for the military, and then repurposed it for public safety.

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