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Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

February 4, 2013

The proposed federal Assault Weapons Ban, which is supposed to curtail mass shootings, could be very bad for law enforcement officers. It may take the tools you need to protect the public from active shooters right out of your hands.

Law Enforcement Firearms Trends

January 22, 2013

Zombies aside, there are trends emerging in the firearms industry, and they have the potential to determine what tools you will be issued in the near future.

Gun Rights: Keep Up the Fight

December 21, 2012

The Newtown massacre could have as much effect on the firearms industry as 9/11 had on the airline industry. And it may result in the hasty passage of ill-conceived laws and onerous regulations that accomplish nothing but depriving law-abiding Americans of their rights.

Police Readers Oppose Assault Weapon Ban

December 20, 2012
A full 84% of those officers who chose to answer the question (498) said that restricting the sale of "assault weapons" would not reduce the number of mass murder incidents such as the Newtown Massacre.

Rating Riot Gear

December 17, 2012

POLICE Magazine asked some of the officers of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department's Rapid Response Team to review and rate their riot apparel, footwear, and turtle gear.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Crowd Control Unit

December 17, 2012

The Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Rapid Response Team was established with three squads of officers, plus supervisors and logistics support. Now it totals 40 officers, all trained in the latest crowd control techniques developed by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

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.

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