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Blue on Blue: The Speeding Miami Cop

December 6, 2011

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper's decision to pull over a speeding Miami PD cruiser on Florida's Turnpike sparked blue-on-blue tensions that verged on childishness.

Mobile Computing Tools

November 30, 2011

In the last decade, law enforcement patrol vehicles have become more like high-tech offices than the old-fashioned prowl cars of the past. Today's officer has more technology in his or her patrol unit than astronauts had in the space shuttle. And like any high-tech office, the new patrol car cabin is built around the presence of a powerful computer.

Editorial: Lions and Tigers and Bears

November 7, 2011

The sheriff of Muskingum County, Ohio, Matt Lutz, and his officers went to work on Oct. 19, probably expecting the usual routine operations of a rural sheriff's department. But before the day was over they became reluctant big game hunters.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Tactical Gear

October 27, 2011

Each year the manufacturers and distributors of tactical police products display their latest and greatest wares at POLICE-TREXPO. The following is a quick look at some of the coolest items exhibited and demonstrated at POLICE-TREXPO 2011.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Grossman on Media Violence

October 27, 2011

Author, scholar, and warrior Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (U.S. Army Ret.) returned to POLICE-TREXPO East this year with his presentation "The Bulletproof Mind."

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Iraq War Vet's Memoir

October 27, 2011

Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, author of "House to House: An Epic Memoir of War," gave the keynote presentation at this year's POLICE-TREXPO East. He gave a stirring presentation on close-quarter battle in the Battle of Fallujah.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

October 27, 2011

One of the reasons why this year's POLICE-TREXPO conference was so memorable was the quality of the instructors. The POLICE-TREXPO staff assembled some of the top educators and speakers in law enforcement to present a widely varied schedule of classes.

Mobile Computers: Central Processing Units

October 24, 2011

The public safety mobile data customer now needs fast and rugged. That's because of tools like automatic license plate readers (ALPR) and high-end computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems. That software requires state-of-the-art processing power. Fortunately, there are now plenty of computer makers willing and able to supply high-powered mobile computers for law enforcement.

Harris Corp.'s BeOn P25 Radio App

October 10, 2011

Harris Corp.'s BeOn software app, which was demonstrated at this year's Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) conference in Philadelphia, inexpensively converts an Android smartphone into a push-to-talk (PTT) Project 25 radio.

Be Careful Out There

October 1, 2011

I think complacency is also the reason why so many veteran cops tend to get in serious trouble. You let down your guard and you end up doing things you would have never dreamed of doing as a rookie, things that are extremely damaging to your career and your livelihood.

9/11: Honoring the Responders

September 1, 2011

The nation will be honoring the 9/11 dead, both civilian and public safety, for the next month or so. That's the way it should be. We should honor the Americans who died that day. I also think it's important to honor the first responders who lived through 9/11, who helped the victims, who combed the rubble, who saved lives and recovered bodies.

9/11: Could a WMD Attack Happen Here?

September 1, 2011

If you're telling yourself that a WMD attack could never happen in your town because it's too small or too remote, look around. Is there a chemical plant? What hazardous materials are rolling down the road? What kinds of toxins come through town on the rails? What's at the local Home Depot? What's at the local pool supply store?

9/11: WMD Preparedness Now

September 1, 2011

One of the reasons that agencies are more complacent about WMD training now than immediately after 9/11 is the economics of the issue. Training costs money and pulls officers off the line. Another reason that WMD training is unpopular at many agencies is that it's not by any means a pleasant thing to do.

The Big Payout

August 12, 2011

Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.

What Gets You Killed

August 9, 2011

Each year the FBI compiles a special report on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted (LEOKA). Although it's a grim topic, much can be learned about the behavior of cop killers and the cops who are feloniously killed by analyzing the source data.

Parolees: The Revolving Door

July 18, 2011

In California, prisoners are now being released left and right. Last January the California state legislature voted into law a measure that allows the state to release "non-violent offenders" from state prison with very limited parole supervision.

L-3 Mobile-Vision's V-One In-Car Computer

July 5, 2011

The engineers and designers at L-3 Mobile-Vision had a clear mission when they started to develop the company's next generation of mobile computers. They wanted to incorporate many of the best features of consumer computers-ergonomic design, fast processors, and abundant connectivity-into a high-end fully rugged mobile system.

Police Week: Names on a Wall

June 6, 2011

It's not the names on the walls that leave most visitors dabbing at their eyes. It's the stuff left behind by other visitors.

TASER X2: Double Shot

June 6, 2011

TASER International's X2 is a two-shot ECD with dual laser aiming and visible warning arc.

Foxes In the Henhouse: Counter-terror Training

May 4, 2011

You don't need the government or CAIR to vet your counter-terror training. You know that there are good and bad people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. You know the truth when you hear it. You can vet your own training.

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