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Twitter Comes of Age for Law Enforcement

May 21, 2013
One of the most lasting lessons that came out of the way law enforcement handled the Boston Marathon bombing came in the Twitterverse, where the Boston Police Department provided a clear beacon for using the social media platform.

Get Social With POLICE Magazine

May 16, 2013
Every day, we share POLICE content with you in a multitude of ways. And because our print magazine reaches you only once a month, we've set up plenty of other social channels for you to interact with the best law enforcement content on the web.

FBI's Evidence Response Teams

May 8, 2013
The FBI special agents who spearhead regional Evidence Response Team (ERT) units work closely with mostly non-sworn evidence collection professionals to process some of the nation's most challenging crime scenes, including the Boston Marathon bombing.

Houston PD's Traffic Enforcement Unit

April 30, 2013
Ten stealth vehicles, including Chevrolet Camaros, have helped this specialized unit issue 100,000 tickets for moving violations a year. The unit also accounts for half the agency's drunk-driving arrests.

Maine Company Introduces Dual-Tracked SWAT Bot

April 24, 2013
A southern Maine company that produces robotic vehicles for movies and the military has introduced the SWAT Bot, a dual-tracked armored robotic vehicle for high-risk tactical situations.

Albuquerque's Real Time Crime Center

April 22, 2013
The sworn officers who assist civilian dispatchers and analysts in the Albuquerque Police Department's new Real-Time Crime Center typically rotate into the assignment after they've been placed on injured, restricted or light duty.

Connecticut's Dangerous Weapon Offender Registry

April 15, 2013
It does make logical sense to keep firearms out of the hands of people who have just been treated for psychiatric issues or adjudicated mentally ill. However, taking weapons out of the hands of people with low-level misdemeanor convictions is nothing short of excessive government overreach.

ALS To Open Tactical Training Center

March 28, 2013
AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems (ALS) is on track to open a tactical training center this summer in Perry, Fla., to offer less-lethal training to law enforcement, corrections, and military personnel.

L.A. Sheriff's Super Puma Helicopters

March 26, 2013
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has completed a nearly $60-million overhaul of its helicopter fleet that brought 18 new Eurocopter helicopters, including three Super Pumas.

Alaska's Village Public Safety Officers

March 21, 2013
To help keep the peace in Alaska's tiny indigenous villages, the state deputizes rural peace officers known as village public safety officers, or VPSOs.

The Officer Survival Creed

March 20, 2013
"The will to survive, to survive the attack, must be uppermost in my mind. Therefore, preparation and not paranoia is the key to my survival. To survive I must be aware, be alert, be confident, be deceptive, be decisive, and be ready. I must expect the unexpected and do the unexpected."

Remington Recalls LE 00-Buck Shells

March 19, 2013
Remington Arms has issued a recall for several lots of its reduced-recoil law enforcement 00-buck ammunition, according to an announcement on the company's website.

LAPD Rampart's Special Problems Unit

March 15, 2013
The LAPD's Rampart Division may be the agency's smallest geographic area, but its steady flow of house burglaries, auto thefts, and meth-fueled crime offer the Special Problems Unit plenty of opportunity for targeted enforcement.

Wis. Agency Enlists Subaru Rally Car

March 8, 2013
The Greenfield (Wis.) Police Department's 2012 Subaru WRX STI makes an impression on traffic scofflaws and cruisers who often request a ride in the vehicle after an arrest.

Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid

February 27, 2013
A trio of ATF commanders have offered new details about the failed Waco raid and outlined changes within the agency since 1993, as the agency remembers its four fallen agents on the 20th anniversary.

Ill. Agency's Dodge Dart Serves Community Relations

February 20, 2013
A 2013 Dodge Dart, which was built at Chrysler's Belvidere plant and donated to the agency, has been primarily used for community relations duties such as civic ceremonies, parades, city gatherings, a county fair, and other public events.

Inside the FBI's Alabama Bunker Raid

February 5, 2013
The carefully orchestrated raid that ended a hostage standoff at a survivalist's bunker in Midland City, Ala., was a SWAT tactic of last resort for the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights

January 30, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas provided plenty of innovative tactical gear for officers. POLICE Magazine's video crew visited Daniel Defense, Glock, KDH Defense Systems, Point Blank Body Armor, and SIG Sauer.

Quadski: Part ATV, Part Jet Ski

January 30, 2013
A new amphibious vehicle appears to be one of James Bond's toys, but the versatile craft may also offer possibilities for Border Patrol agents or officers and deputies patrolling rural localities.

A New Era of Gear for Motor Cops

January 23, 2013
A group of motorcycle equipment companies are providing next-gen gear including Kevlar apparel, modular helmets, and Touring boots that better protects motor officers from the hazards of two-wheel enforcement.
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