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Can You Hear Me Now?

March 1, 2005

When you’re in a high-risk situation, nothing is more important than effective communication to keep you and fellow officers alive. Equipment that keeps you in touch with other tactical officers is invaluable at such times.

Fashion Forward

January 1, 2005

As a law enforcement officer, you most likely spend your days on duty wearing a uniform. Wearing the same outfit every day means you never have to worry about what you wear to work. But it also means that because you live in your uniform while on duty it better be comfortable and durable.

Outerwear for Any Weather

January 1, 2005

If freezing isn’t your idea of a good way to start the new year, you might want to take a look at the new outerwear offerings for law enforcement. Whether you’re bracing your body against snow, rain, or wind, winter can give you quite a chill if you don’t properly prepare yourself for the weather.

Pounding the Pavement

January 1, 2005

You might not be Cinderella or even Prince Charming, but you deserve a pair of boots that meets your finicky standards. Good looks are only part of the criteria that need to be met. Your boots should provide proper fit, comfort, and durability, in addition to any other personal preferences.

The Money Crunch: How to Apply for Grants

November 1, 2004

While the amount of federal and state grant money available to law enforcement is not as plentiful as it was in the past, funding still exists. It’s a matter of finding the right grants for your agency and being a bit lucky.

The Money Crunch: Brother, Can You Spare a Few Mil?

November 1, 2004

When Oregon laid off 139 of its state troopers and 300 employees total in one day, the already spread thin department was left with few officers to police the state, while the crime labs that process evidence for all Oregon law enforcement agencies were all but shut down. And the agency is not alone in suffering budget woes.

The Money Crunch: Staffing Shortage

November 1, 2004

When times are tough, staffing takes the brunt of the cuts. That's true in business. That's true in law enforcement.

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods

November 1, 2004

Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.

Equipping Your K-9

September 1, 2004

Sometimes it's hard to know what's new in the world of K-9 gear. So to catch you up on the cool stuff that's out there, here's a look at some of the newest and most useful products available for your four-legged partner.

Bullet Barriers

July 1, 2004

Body armor is sometimes all that lies between you and a suspect's attack. It has saved officers' lives countless times. Not wearing it is not an option. As a law enforcement officer you're a walking target and, like it or not, a ballistic vest is the best protection you have against the bad guys' bullets.

Trial Run: Duty Boots

May 1, 2004

POLICE magazine asked three police officers from the Redondo Beach (Calif.) Police Department to wear five pairs of patrol boots for one shift each and tell us what they thought. Officers Dave Atwater, Denise Brenner, and Corey King gave their ratings to their test boots.

How to Get Promoted

April 1, 2004

People have their own opinions about what makes a good cop and what constitutes a successful law enforcement career. Most people agree that moving up the ranks is a good indicator of success. For those of you who are looking to add some stripes to your uniform, here’s some advice from people who have been there.

Prisoner Transport

November 1, 2003

Available in a wide range of sizes, prisoner transport vehicles can carry anywhere from one to more than 60 passengers.

Retiring Your K-9

September 1, 2003

Watching your best friend and partner retire can be very difficult; some say traumatic. He’s been by your side every day for years and you’ve put your lives on the line for each other. Now you have to give up that closeness on the job.

How to...Buy a Mobile Command Unit

August 1, 2003

They may seem like big, expensive hunks of metal on wheels, but many agencies have come to realize that mobile command vehicles offer many advantages for the cost.

How to...Purchase Patrol Cars

July 1, 2003

You know your agency needs patrol cars, and that some new ones show up every year or so, but you might not be aware of the intricacies of the process. Keeping that process running smoothly could mean the difference between patrolling by car and walking your beat.

Police Suicides: Losing Yourself

May 1, 2003

While many see the suicide as an admission of guilt, experts say it's more likely caused by an officer's fear of losing his or her badge, his or her identity as a cop.

Police Suicide: Cop Killer

May 1, 2003

Everything has just gone to hell since the internal affairs investigation. And nothing makes sense anymore. So John takes out his off-duty piece, an old wheel gun. He sits down on the bed, puts one in the cylinder, snaps it shut, and stares down at the blued metal machinery in his hand. The world around him is very quiet as he starts to raise the weapon to his head.

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories

May 1, 2003

Judith Gentry’s husband Tom killed himself six years ago in their bedroom. A trained ICU nurse, Gentry’s no stranger to the stress and trauma of emergencies, but when she heard a gunshot and found her husband dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she called a girlfriend instead of dialing 911.

Police Suicide: Eating a Gun

May 1, 2003

Why do cops almost always choose guns as the way to take their lives? Cops are familiar with guns.

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