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Michigan State Police Publish 2012 Test Report

November 17, 2011
The MSP Precision Driving Unit tested 19 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Six motorcycles were included in the group.

Choosing Caprice

November 11, 2011

The Montclair (Calif.) Police Department chose Caprice to replace its aging Crown Vics due to the spacious cabin, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 6.0-liter V-8 engine, and dynamic braking.

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

November 11, 2011

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars

November 11, 2011

Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, General Motors' Chevy Caprice PPV, and Ford's Police Interceptor are now the talk of the police vehicle world, as the Big 3 battle to see what company and what car will take the lion's share of what has been undeniably the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor's market.

The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire

November 9, 2011

Author Sylvia Longmire has been studying Mexico's drug and human smuggling operations for much of her life.

Ford Explorer Video Features Denver Cop

October 24, 2011
Ford Motor Company will feature a Denver Police officer in a short film promoting the Ford Explorer, called "Go Do Adventure: Men Vs. Mountains."

California's 'Realignment' Toward Higher Crime

October 21, 2011
To soften the blow to local law enforcement and communities, California politicians are calling one of the largest criminal-justice shifts in state history a "realignment." Sadly, it appears the state's politicians are realigning California toward higher crime, potentially reversing years of declining violent crime.

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles In Michigan

October 4, 2011
This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year. The state police also tested BMW's R1200-RTP, Harley-Davidson's Road King, and H-D's Electra Glide.

Video: Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

September 29, 2011
Handcuffing a suspect after asking him to place his hands on top of his head may look good on cop shows, but it puts you at greater risk. It may be effective to cover a suspect, but police combat trainer Lt. Kevin Dillon says it should be avoided for pat-downs and handcuffing.

Michigan State Police Test 2012 Patrol Cars

September 26, 2011
A vehicle that can reach 150 mph certainly presents officer-safety concerns, yet officers may sleep more soundly knowing the capabilities these new vehicles bring to the table.

Dodge Considers Durango, Ram for Officers

September 20, 2011
Chrysler may produce law enforcement versions of its Dodge Durango and Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 if the automaker determines there's a market for the vehicles, company executives told POLICE Magazine.

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

September 9, 2011

Extending health-care screenings and treatment for the 9/11 first responders initially stalled because federal lawmakers who represented areas outside of New York believed it was a New York issue.

St. Louis Police Enlist Armored Truck for Drug Surveillance

August 29, 2011
The St. Louis PD's new armored car once transported hard currency. Now, the Ninth Division commander will deploy it to deliver information.

Nixle Reboots Text Messaging Service for LE

August 22, 2011
The Nixle Connect SMS text-messaging service is now being offered at no charge to agencies. Earlier this month, Nixle rolled out its Dial and InterConnect "add-ons" that expand its capabilities when the mission is on the line.

Video: How to Handcuff on a Wall

August 18, 2011
Many law enforcement agencies have scrapped on-the-wall handcuffing from police-academy training. However, as with many police tactics, your ability to win comes down to your execution of a proven method. Lt. Kevin Dillon provides you that method in a tactics video, demonstrating two effective handcuffing strategies — one in space, and a second on the wall.

Motorola's Public Safety Play: Broadband Networks

August 12, 2011

Motorola Solutions and Verizon are working closely with public safety agencies in Northern California's Bay Area and Harris County, Texas, to build and operate what will likely be the nation's first public safety broadband network on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) platform.

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

August 12, 2011
For the first time in two decades, Ford's mainstay Crown Vic Police Interceptor will be absent from the track, when the Michigan State Police commence their annual test of law enforcement vehicles in September.

10 Top Law Enforcement Apps

August 5, 2011

POLICE Magazine has identified 10 smartphone apps that provide potent tools for patrol officers. These 10 law enforcement apps should keep you engaged in your investigations and may just save you a trip back to the station.

TASER: Separating Fact from Fantasy

July 29, 2011
Groups such as the ACLU, Amnesty International, media outlets and others typically attack TASERs with pseudo-symmetry, ignoring perspective, pseudo-science, and fallacies, says Sid Heal, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department commander.

Tactical Leadership

July 28, 2011
Leaders develop strong personality traits and inspire others to follow them. They rely on the principle of influence, and often create a "want to" environment rather than a "have to" environment for officers working under them.
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