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Altai Gear's Tactical MF Boot

March 12, 2013

The Altai Gear research and development team set to work creating a lightweight boot that took advantage of SuperFabric's high durability, breathability, stain resistance, and abrasion resistance to benefit law enforcement.

Utah Sergeant Takes Fire to Rescue Downed Team Members

March 6, 2013

Sgt. Nate Hutchinson braved gunfire to move two injured team members out of harm's way. He suffered four gunshot wounds and endured a lengthy recovery to return to duty.

Police Links: Exploding Oven Bullets

February 28, 2013
February is a short month, but there was no shortage of offenders and weird happenings during this time. For one, a woman was injured by an exploding bullet caused by a Glock magazine being kept in an oven.

The QuiqLiteX Hands-Free Flashlight

February 20, 2013

QuiqLiteX puts out from 20 to 150 lumens for the dual white LED version and from 20 to 75 lumens for the colored  options: tactical red and white, and blue and white.

Florida Officers Take Down Armed Bank Robbery Suspect

February 15, 2013

Two Florida officers pursued an armed robbery suspect. The driver stopped and engaged the two officers, both of whom survived the ensuing gunfight. The assailant did not.

Police Links: Letters of Love and Crime

January 31, 2013
Every January, people hope for new beginnings and do their best to turn over a new leaf – if only for a short while. Maybe the thief who returned stolen items 15 years later was inspired by the spirit of New Year's resolutions. Too bad more crooks weren't.

Understanding Armor Plates

January 25, 2013

Soft body armor ballistic vest packages are rated levels 1 through 4 by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) based on how much protection from ballistic rounds they are rated to provide. Similarly, armor plates are available in two different types or classes tested and recognized by the NIJ: type 3 and type 4.

N.H. Officer Braves Gunfire to Rescue Two Wounded Officers

January 11, 2013

Officer Chuck Law of the Stratham (N.H.) Police Department drove his cruiser directly into the line of fire during a barricade situation to evacuate two downed colleagues and get them treatment.

Micro-Times' Attic Clear Extendable Pole

January 11, 2013

Attic Clear was developed in response to a customer request. It all began when Micro-Times owner and CEO Tony Leonti got a call from Rich Burdick, a lieutenant with the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office.

Police Links: Shootings Mar Glad Tidings

December 28, 2012
December encompasses a large part of the holiday season, so it's sad when a tragedy like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting mars this time of year's glad tidings. That's why it's so nice to hear a sweet story about two Port Authority officers who helped safely deliver a baby in New York's Holland Tunnel.

Blauer's Clash and Blitz Boots

December 20, 2012

Blauer's first foray into footwear brings something new to law enforcement: the BOA technology snowboarders have been using to securely tighten their boots for decades.

Tactical Level Lighting

December 19, 2012

Just five years ago, a 200-lumen flashlight was considered amazingly bright. Now, advances in technology have made it possible to increase the power of even small flashlights to emit beyond 500 lumens of light, which is more than enough to illuminate a room and cause temporary blindness in suspects.

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More

December 18, 2012

On July 25, Sgt. Kristin Shiner was relaxing at home. However, when she heard shots fired near her house, she quickly switched modes and successfully kept an armed neighbor who'd killed a door-to-door salesman from continuing to shoot.

Trooper Stops Wrong-Way Driver with Cruiser

November 27, 2012

Maine State Trooper Douglas Cropper got a call that an elderly man was driving the wrong way down I-295 in Portland and was headed in his direction. The trooper was prepared to ram the vehicle, but was able to stop it by edging the nose of his patrol car onto the highway, forcing the driver to crash into him.

Tablets: The Handheld Option

November 15, 2012

To capitalize on the explosion of interest in handheld computers, plenty of companies have launched new tablets, including many specifically designed for police work. These devices are still new, but they are expected to have a major impact on public safety technology.

Tablet Accessories

November 15, 2012
Accessories for tablets are still being developed, but plenty of cases and mounts are currently available. If you're using a tablet on patrol, don't miss this handy guide.

Police Links: Creepy Crimes

October 31, 2012
Ah, yes. In the tenth month of the year the days are getting shorter and the creeps seem to be getting creepier. It wouldn't be October without weird Halloween-related crime stories.

K-9 Training Challenges

October 16, 2012

A police K-9 isn't a simple weapon used to attack suspects. At least not anymore. Temperament, sensory ability, and certain natural drives are just some of the considerations. Not just any dog has what it takes to work in law enforcement.

N.J. Detective Splits Time as Cop and Football Coach

October 3, 2012

Det. Brian Logan of the Newark (N.J.) PD works the night shift verifying tips in a Crime Stoppers van so he can spend his afternoons coaching his local high school football team.

Police Links: Lady Cop

September 28, 2012
Did you ever read comic books as a kid? If so, maybe you knew that once upon a time there was a DC Comics heroine called Lady Cop.
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