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Active Shooter Response Gear

September 23, 2010

As patrol responds to more and more calls formerly reserved for SWAT teams, tools that equip these officers to handle violent incidents are increasingly important.

Tennessee Officer IDs Murder Suspect Between Calls

September 8, 2010

While he was on a plainclothes detail, he recognized a woman he'd seen in a video still, leading investigators to the murderer of an elderly man. For his investigative skills, Paidousis has been named the September 2010 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Mobile Command Vehicles

August 12, 2010

Find a command center on wheels to meet your agency's needs.

Buying a Mobile Command Center

August 12, 2010

Acquiring any big ticket item for a law enforcement agency takes lots of time and lots of money. So when the Indiana Department of Homeland Security had the opportunity to purchase a new mobile command center from Supreme Specialty Vehicles, Response Director Shane A. Booker wanted to do it right the first time.

Maine Officer Saves Suicidal Woman From Attempted Bridge Jump

August 12, 2010

On Dec. 13, 2009, Officer Rob Angelo of the Bangor (Maine) Police Department drew on his 18 years of law enforcement experience to keep a distraught woman from jumping into an icy river to her death. For his actions he was named the August 2010 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Patrol Gloves

July 30, 2010

On patrol, you never know what you'll need protection from. Think of gloves as an essential tool no matter the time of year.

Vests Past Their Prime

July 20, 2010

When your body armor warranty expires and you receive a new vest, what do you do with the old one? From recycling to repurposing, there are multiple options depending on your agency's policies and resources.

Jumpstart Your Brain

July 15, 2010

It's hard to imagine that a pair of goggles could train the brain to more quickly recognize and respond to threats, but that's exactly what ARE Innovations' training goggles do.

Kansas Officers Save Woman From Burning Building

July 13, 2010

Arriving before firefighters, Cpl. Christopher Sturgeon and Officer Trent Ginn used common sense and instinct to fight through choking smoke and rescue a woman from her flame-engulfed house. For this they have been named the July 2010 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund officers of the month.

POLICE-TREXPO East Takes on Terrorism and Border Unrest

July 8, 2010

POLICE-TREXPO East first response training conference and expo will take place Aug. 17-20 in Chantilly, Va. The event will feature a keynote address on the Islamic terrorist threat, a panel on U.S. border threats, classes taught by experts in close-quarter combat and law enforcement tactics and techniques, and a world-class exposition.

Duty Gear

June 30, 2010

Here's a selection of holsters and holders to safely and comfortably carry your necessary gear close at hand.

Off-Duty Michigan State Trooper Assists Wounded Officer in Shootout

June 11, 2010

Michigan State Trooper Kevin Caldwell never expected to exchange gunfire with anyone May 22, 2009 on his day off. But the law enforcement officer and ordained pastor who serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve drew on training from both his occupations to aid a fellow officer taking fire from an enraged home owner.

Ready, Aim, Fire

May 11, 2010

From portable standing targets to track-mounted systems, you can tailor your shooting practice to your needs and budget.

Casual Tactical Wear

April 30, 2010

Polo shirts and tac pants can take you to the range and beyond in style and comfort.

A Punch of Pepper

April 22, 2010

Less-lethal weapons containing capsaicin can give you the edge you need to end a confrontation without loss of life.

Not Going for the Kill

March 31, 2010

A SWAT team is called out to a barricade situation. A man holed up in his house claims to have a hostage, and negotiators are getting nowhere as the subject refuses to surrender. Now tactical teams can employ multiple less-lethal options to help end such a situation at different points throughout an incident without employing lethal force.

Baltimore PD Hits the Streets on Foot with PocketCop

March 4, 2010
In a bid to curb crime through community engagement, the Baltimore Police Department is using new technology to get back to the tradition of the neighborhood cop on foot patrol.

Beyond the Patrol Car

February 25, 2010

Police officers cannot travel by squad car alone. From motorcycles to ARVs, different details require different modes of transportation.

Smart Software

February 10, 2010

Software has greatly expanded the capabilities of law enforcement agencies and individual officers to help people and put away bad guys.

Stats at a Glance

January 27, 2010

CrimeReports' eponymous flagship product allows a law enforcement agency to show the public where and when crimes are being committed in their jurisdiction via online maps. The company's Command Central takes this idea one step further by putting these statistics in the hands of the agency itself.

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