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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.

Officers Save Two Sleeping Women from Burning Home

September 19, 2012

A few hours after ringing in the new year, Officer Jenni Byrd of the San Jose Police Department spotted a growing fire through the window of a woman's home. She and Officer Kris Kubasta rousted the sleeping woman and her friend upstairs and brought them outside to safety.

SWAT Fuel's Nutritional Supplements

September 13, 2012

Medical doctor and longtime SWAT medic Dr. Dan Olesnicky has stepped in to fill that gap. With his company SWAT Fuel, he has developed the first product in a comprehensive line of supplements to aid military, law enforcement, and shift workers in efficiently using and maintaining energy.

Police Links: Paddleboarding Patrol

August 31, 2012
As we get ready to say goodbye to summer, it will either make you smile or curse your luck to find out that a California police department has started a standup paddleboarding (SUP) patrol.

Two Chicago Cops Save One of Their Own

August 30, 2012

Officer Kirsten Lund and Sgt. Christopher Kapa responded to an officer-down call and immediately transported the profusely bleeding Officer Del Pearson in a squad car to a nearby emergency room, saving his life.

How to Find Funding for Specialty Vehicles

August 17, 2012

The Homeland Security grants that seemed to grow on trees after 9/11 are not as plentiful as they once were. But that's not to say law enforcement agencies can't obtain grant funding for specialty vehicles. They just might need to approach it differently. 

Firearm Paraphernalia

August 11, 2012

Guns and all of the gear and equipment associated with them keep you prepared for whatever may come your way. Here are 12 firearm paraphernalia products that caught our discerning eye.

Police Links: Taking Care of Your Own

July 31, 2012
After The Fourth of July's combination of overflowing patriotism and excitement from numerous morons setting off illegal fireworks, the rest of the month can be a bit of a let-down, but here are some things you might want to read that appeared online this month.

Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Now Working to Return to Patrol

July 25, 2012

Patrolman James Kuzak Jr. was shot and paralyzed from the waist down when he responded to a home invasion robbery. But he hasn't let his injuries keep him from working to regain the use of his legs and rejoin law enforcement.

Police Links: The Most Dangerous Job

June 28, 2012
It's nearing the end of another month, so it's time for another post covering a sprinkling of Internet morsels you might have missed, including a sleepwalking defense and jobs statistically more dangerous than yours.

N.J. Officers Save Mother, Son from Burning Van and Live Wires

June 21, 2012

An elderly woman and her son owe their lives to a detective and two officers from the Ewing (N.J.) Police Department who risked electrocution to extract the two from their crashed van.

Tuff-Writer's Precision Press Pen

June 12, 2012

You might tempted to call it a "clicky pen" because its ink tip is retractable, but unlike other such writing implements it's so smooth there is no telltale "click." It's also much more durable than the kind you'll find at most offices, yet more cost-effective than others intended to double as kubatons. It's Tuff-Writer’s Precision Press Pen.

Police Links: Breaking the Ice

May 31, 2012
There's so much happening out there related to law enforcement that it's difficult to keep on top of it all. Starting with this first monthly blog post, I'm going to provide a sampling of items of interest you might have missed online.

Florida Detective Uncovers $15 Million Robbery Ring

May 24, 2012

Det. Brent Hoosac of the Jupiter (Fla.) Police Department was instrumental in uncovering a burglary ring that was involved in 75 high-end residential burglaries and stole approximately $15 million worth of property.

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