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