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Brite-Strike's Traffic Safety Gloves

March 13, 2012

On the palm of each glove is a red stop sign pocket made of this material that holds two LED strips, and on the back of the hand are two green light strips that hold one LED strip each. The combination allows motorists to see the light up to at least one-quarter mile away, and the replaceable lithium batteries last for up to 35 hours.

Robots at the Ready

March 2, 2012

The Greensboro (N.C.) Police Department ended a stand-off with a naked man using two tactical robots, after neighbors called 911 to report he was standing on his porch with a firearm, calling to God.

Michigan Officer Starts K-9 Unit, Serves 26 Years In Honor Guard

February 22, 2012

In 26 years, Officer Dan Foley has served continuously in the honor guard and successfully lobbied to start its first K-9 unit, for which he was a handler for 14 years with two different dogs. He has been selected as the February 2012 Officer of the Month.

ASP Triad Flashlight: Recharge On the Go

February 22, 2012

As its name implies, the ASP Triad USB uses a Micro USB port to make charging the lithium-ion-powered duty light a snap anywhere. If you have your cell phone charger with you—as most of us always do—you have a way to recharge your flashlight, even at home or while traveling.

Nowhere to Hide From License Plate Recognition

February 13, 2012

It's now common for even a small agency to have at least one car equipped with ALPR to automatically alert when it gets a match. But both mobile and fixed camera systems are gaining traction with all types of law enforcement agencies.

Hard Headed

January 23, 2012

Schuberth's P100F helmet provides protection from fire, acid, and stabs to the neck, as well as small-caliber rounds.

Ohio Sheriff Makes Tough Decision To Kill Escaped Animals On Sight

January 3, 2012

Sheriff Matt Lutz of the Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office has been recognized as the January Officer of the Month by NLEOMF for making the decision to shoot 56 wild animals let loose from a farm by a suicidal man.

K-9 Officer Inspires Others with Speedy Recovery From .308 Rifle Wounds

December 16, 2011

Fond du Lac (Wis.) Police Officer Ryan Williams has been named the NLEOMF's December 2011 Officer of the Month. Officer Williams fought for his life and recovery after he was shot by a suspect armed with a .308 rifle.

Crowd Control: T3 Motion's NLRV Electric Vehicle

December 6, 2011

T3 Motion's Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV) is an electric three-wheeled vehicle designed to provide the maneuverability of the standard T3 with added features for crowd control, including a shield, strobe lights, and onboard PepperBall launchers.

Bilingual DHS Agent Catches Man Wanted for Murder

November 14, 2011

Special Agent Patrick Simpson of the Department of Homeland Security was instrumental in helping members of a DHS task force apprehend a fugitive wanted for double homicide. The fact that he spoke Spanish allowed him to locate the suspect, apprehend him, and then elicit a confession.

Pensions: Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution

October 17, 2011

Public employees typically have access to a defined benefit pension, which may not include Social Security, or a defined contribution savings plan. Learn the difference between the two.

Pensions: Winning Hearts and Minds

October 17, 2011

Some citizens are quick to blame police officers themselves for pension funding issues, not understanding the underlying causes. This is why the prospect of citizens who are uninformed or misinformed voting on pension issues is worrisome.

How Safe Is Your Pension?

October 17, 2011

You can't turn on the television these days without hearing about the economic crisis that's affecting not only the U.S., but the entire world. So it stands to reason that many retirement funds are suffering as a result. Some public sector pension plans are relatively unaffected, while others were too fragile to weather the financial storm.

Officers Rescue Wounded Comrades Trapped In House with Armed Fugitive

October 1, 2011

Five officers from the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department were instrumental in the attempted rescue of three officers ambushed inside of a house.

Kevlar Clipboard: Undercover Armor

September 22, 2011

Made using a Kevlar weave, the Ballistic Clipboard maintains its ballistic protection without the weight of other similar products. The fact that it's not made of a hard plastic means that the board won't shatter into shrapnel that could harm a police officer.

N.H. Sgt. Aids Girl Mutilated in Home Invasion Robbery

September 22, 2011

As Sgt. Kevin Furlong approached the residence on foot after exiting his car, he looked in through a large bay window that provided a clear view of the kitchen. There, he saw a girl's bloody face peer up over the counter and sway side to side.

9/11: In Memoriam

September 1, 2011

In all, 72 police responders from municipal, state, and federal agencies lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We would also like to pay tribute to all those who later succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the terrorist attacks and working amid the rubble.

Follow the Glowing Bread Crumbs

August 19, 2011

Wouldn't it be great if you could prove a suspect had been at the scene of a crime by following a pathway of telltale glowing light found on his clothing or vehicle after the fact? That's what Cyalume's idIRt can do.

Off-Duty Federal Officer Saves Girl from Armed Assailants

August 16, 2011

A young neighbor came to the door of Inspector Anton Sampson of the Federal Protective Service, Department of Homeland Security, and told him a man was holding her friend at gunpoint in the house down the street. He rushed to the girl's aid and brought her to safety.

Patrol Shields Vs. Active Shooters

August 12, 2011

Newer shields developed with patrol officers in mind are lighter weight and designed to allow officers to shoot while carrying them. They can also easily fit in a patrol car.

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