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Maxsell Corp. Will Distribute EV Rider Scooters

May 5, 2010
EV Rider's MAXscooter is powered with a 500-watt motor and can travel at speeds of up to 15mph for 20 miles before needing a charge. The removable battery can be re-charged on board or in another location.

Times Square Evacuated After Police Find 'Amateurish' Bomb In SUV

May 2, 2010
The NYPD's bomb squad, wearing protective gear, broke into the vehicle and discovered an "amateurish" explosive device that had malfunctioned.

Anarchist Black Bloc Protests Portland Police Shootings

March 30, 2010
The group, calling itself Black Bloc, first gathered about 5 p.m.in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue. Protesters then began marching toward the Willamette River, chanting slogans and carrying signs.

Crime Scenes: To Preserve and Protect

February 1, 2010

Preserving a crime scene sometimes means wrestling a grieving man to the ground so he can't disturb the DNA evidence on his murdered wife.

Super Surveillance

February 1, 2010

In preparation for Super Bowl XLIV, the Miami-Dade Police Department coordinated with the FBI, Sony Electronics, a local security integrator and other emergency managers to install video surveillance that provides full coverage, smooth video handling and crowd control.

IACP 2009: Best of Show

December 22, 2009

Here's a quick look at some of the latest and greatest products that caught the eyes of our staff as they walked the aisles of the show.

It's Your Crime Scene; Protect It

November 25, 2009
Often, this last line of defense is made with little more than some flimsy yellow tape separating your victim from his friends, family, and grandstanding looky-loos trying to make a name for themselves.

Protesters, Police Clash at Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

September 24, 2009
Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

LAPD Says Overtime for Michael Jackson Memorial Cost $1 Million

July 9, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department said today it spent about $1 million on overtime for officers and civilian personnel handling the Michael Jackson memorial.

NOPD's Horses Practice for Carnival Parade

February 19, 2009
In a serene section of City Park, the horses of the New Orleans Police Department's Mounted Division trot around a ring of dirt, about half a football field in size, over and over, with various annoyances placed in their paths.

San Francisco Police Respond to BART Protest

January 13, 2009
A raucous crowd protesting the shooting death of a BART passenger marched through downtown San Francisco tonight, overturning trash cans, tossing traffic barriers and lighting small garbage fires. San Francisco police in riot gear quickly moved in and closed off streets as the crowd broke up into smaller groups, scattering in all directions.

Troops, Cops to Surge for President-Elect Barack Obama's Inaugural

January 11, 2009
Military and law enforcement officials told the Daily News they're adding more soldiers and cops than previously planned to help safeguard Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in.

Oakland Protests over BART Shooting Turn Violent

January 8, 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze and blocked streets in downtown Oakland.

NYPD Prepares for Times Square's Festivities

December 31, 2008
A phalanx of rookie cops - one day out of the Police Academy - will be out in force on New Year's Eve as police keep watch on the festivities in Times Square. And keeping watch over them - and just about everyone else - will be Sky Watch, the retractable NYPD tower that allows police to spot problems from blocks away.

L.A. County to Send 112 Deputies to Inauguration

December 19, 2008
The move will make the L.A. County department one of the largest contingents helping with crowd control and other duties at what are expected to be high-turnout festivities surrounding President-elect Barack Obama's swearing in.

Get Ready to Read the Riot Act

May 1, 2008

Regardless of the actors involved, when an angry protest hits the streets of your city, you will be called upon to maintain the peace and prevent or stop violence.

Handheld Projectile Launcher

September 1, 2007
The SA-4 PepperBall system launches four ImpactPlus projectiles with rapid-reload capability. When fired from the SA-4 launcher, projectiles strike with 20 foot-pounds of stopping power and release four grams of hot pepper powder to subdue suspects.

Opti-Fit CBRN Gas Mask

July 1, 2007
Survivair has obtained NIOSH approval for its current Opti-Fit CBRN (chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear) Gas Mask for use with the current Opti-Fit Tactical canisters. First responders can use this one gas mask for both riot and CBRN situations, simply by changing the canister.

Striking Shield Drills

May 9, 2007
There are more than 100 drills a trainer can use to teach officers how to use striking shields. This article will give you some quick examples. It covers such key topics as developing power, enhancement of movement skills, and target placement for strikes.

30th Anniversary: Tactical Hindsight

October 1, 2006

Ever long for "the good old days?" I know that some of you do. But before you decide to switch places with yesterday's cop, it's important for you to know that you have much better tools and tactics than we did 30 years ago.

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