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Remarkable Statistics on Officer Response to Active Shooter Incidents

April 12, 2014
The author reviews the PERF report on police response and results from 84 active shooter incidents from 2000-2010.

Lowering the Shields

April 1, 2014

Whether you work for a large department or a small department, if you're responsible for keeping the peace, then you should be training in the latest mobile field force tactics.

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

January 30, 2014

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

SHOT Show 2014--Gear Roundup

January 17, 2014
We've compiled Police Magazine's take on of some of the products we found at the 2014 SHOT Show.

Video: How Former St. Croix PD Chief Survived Harrowing Gunfight

January 16, 2014
His arm shattered by bullets and his vehicle incapacitated, Howell took a tourniquet out of a trauma kit and used it to stanch the bleeding. Without that tourniquet and the proper training on how to use it, he would have likely bled out.

Video: SHOT Show 2014—Glock's New .380

January 14, 2014
Made to fit nicely on your ankle or in your pocket. The G42 is small, but it retains all the classic Glock controls and the feel of the Austrian gunmaker’s larger pistols. When you grab it, you’ll feel the ergonomics are pure Glock.

SHOT Show 2014—New Rifles and Handguns at Range Day

January 13, 2014
Glock garnered most of the pre-show hype for the .380 ACP market with its introduction of the Model 42 pistol. This is the Austrian gunmaker's smallest pistol to date.

Are You Ready for the Future of Policing?

December 30, 2013
There’s a chat-bot out there that knows what dialog to use to elicit the right information from the predator to get an identification and conviction. So maybe in the not too distant future, cyber detectives will not have to make their own undercover profiles and spend hours chatting with sexual predators.

Video: Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

December 19, 2013
Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.

Public Response to In-Custody Deaths

September 17, 2013

The chances of an in-custody death subsequent to police use of less-lethal weapons sparking a media firestorm in your city are ever growing. So it is imperative that your agency be prepared to respond to the public and media when an arrest-related death occurs.

Police Product Test: Micro-Times Attic-Clear Camera Pole

August 27, 2013

The Attic-Clear iPhone/Smartphone Camera Pole is not a broomstick, but a well-made piece of tactical equipment that is well suited for the job at hand.

Caught in the Media Spotlight

August 3, 2013

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

July 8, 2013

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

On-Body Video: The Future of Policing Arrives

July 8, 2013

The rules of the game may be changing. Forward-looking agencies embrace new technology at about the same time as the rest of society. That seems to be the case with on-body video systems.

On-Officer Video Systems

July 8, 2013
The following is a quick look at some of the leading models of on-officer video cameras.

Treatment and Redemption

June 18, 2013

With the help of strategic partnerships and programs aimed at treating addicted officers, treatment centers are opening their doors to first responders, helping them get better and return to work.

Police Product Test: Blade-Tech Looper Gun Belt

May 28, 2013

The Blade-Tech Reinforced Looper Series gun belt is clearly aimed at fitting the needs of the plainclothes police officer. Yes, it has the same Kydex used in holsters and it serves the same purpose; it makes the belt rigid.

50 Years After Miranda

May 21, 2013

Officers on the job before 1966 knew that the right to remain silent was guaranteed by the Constitution, but no officer from that era ever thought it was his job to remind offenders of their rights. That changed with the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in March 1963 and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that followed.

Fox's 'Cops' Marks 25 Years on the Beat

April 25, 2013

This granddaddy of all police reality shows debuted on what was then a struggling Fox TV network back in 1989. Now in its 25th season "Cops" is one of the most popular law enforcement shows with both the public and with actual law enforcement officers.

The Miranda Arrest: 50 Years Later

March 13, 2013
In March of 1963, Phoenix Police Officer Carroll Cooley arrested Ernesto Miranda. Fifty years later, Miranda warnings are as much a part of policing today as a set of handcuffs.
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