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Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

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Knives, Tools, and Answers

February 20, 2009
Yes, price is a consideration, as well as quality. But finding the right tool for your job is paramount.

Police Product Test: Blackhawk Hawkhook

January 1, 2009

With all of the gear we carry on our duty belts, what we don't need is yet another bulky tool to add more weight and take up more space. The Hawkhook is one piece of gear that is small but mighty.

L.A. County Sheriff Catches Flak for Plan to Send Deputies to D.C. for Inauguration

December 11, 2008
County officials estimate that they would be on the hook for another $905,000 in salary and benefits. In addition, there is $81,000 in needed "cold weather gear" including jackets, gloves, hats and "turtleneck dickies" at a cost of $232 per deputy.

BAE's Protech Armored Products Introduces Ultra-Lightweight Protective Helmets Made With Dyneema

October 14, 2008
DSM Dyneema today announced that Protech Armored Products, a BAE Systems Products Group company, is marketing protective helmets made with ultra-strong Dyneema HB26 unidirectional (UD) composite in the United States. The Denver Police Department in Colorado is the first U.S. organization to adopt the new Protech Delta LT helmets.

Duty Gear: What's new in holsters?

October 1, 2008

The newest holsters for on-the-job carry.

The ABCs of Body Armor

May 1, 2008

Although it's often called a bulletproof vest, ballistic armor can't make you invincible. It can, however, save your life should you be shot in the vest. And this is no small thing. Just ask anyone who's lived to tell the tale.

How to Survive Probation

May 1, 2008

During this critical period, your agency and your fellow cops are checking you out; make sure they like what they see.

Gadgets, Gimmicks, and Gizmos

March 11, 2008
Yes, GPS systems and PDAs can be great, but there is a little too much technological short cutting going on here and this is a large safety issue.

G3 LED Flashlight

February 1, 2008
The SureFire G3 LED was designed with law enforcement in mind. Officers need both high output and long runtime and there isn’t always time to recharge a flashlight in the field.

New Stinger DS LED

February 1, 2008
Streamlight has introduced a new version of its most popular rechargeable law enforcement flashlight, the Stinger DS LED. The new model features innovative Dual-Switch technology that gives officers full control over light power and brightness from either switch location.

Police Product Test: Zero Tolerance Ranger Green Knife

January 1, 2008

The Ranger Green knife from Kershaw's sister company Zero Tolerance is a no-nonsense, hard-use knife built for duty use and made to stand up to and survive the harshest environments.

Listen-Only Earpiece

January 1, 2008
Klein Electronics has introduced the New Shadow-Pro Enhanced Listen-Only Earpiece. This Public Safety Series, which has excellent voice quality, is small and more concealed than any other earpiece.

Boot Up

December 1, 2007

Consider it a holiday gift to yourself to be sure you have the footwear you need for the job this season. Here is a sampling of the newest models.

 

What Gear Do I Need?

November 1, 2007

To help give you some insight into what you'll actually need on the street, the editors of POLICE Magazine contacted a number of veteran officers and asked them to give you some advice. Here's what they had to say.

Elbeco Meridian Jacket

October 1, 2007

Elbeco's Meridian jacket was created with one goal in mind: versatility. It's kind of like that old Certs commercial with the tagline "Two mints in one." The Meridian is many jackets in one.

High Security Handcuffs

September 1, 2007
Hiatt USA offers three new specialty hinged handcuffs to assist professionals who require the highest level of security, protection, and control.

Accepting Department-Issued Equipment

July 12, 2007
Recently a reader contacted me about a personal dilemma. He told me his department issues a certain make and caliber of pistol and he doesn't like it. He further stated he did not like the holster, in addition to a laundry list of other items he was issued. What could he do now as his agency's newest rookie?

Maintenance Day and Other Rituals

July 3, 2007
Back when I was in the U.S. Army MP Corps we were taught to set aside time for personal equipment maintenance. I highly recommend you do the same. Warriors need to prepare for their calling; policework is no different.

The Field Training Recruit’s Shopping List

May 9, 2007
Your department should tell you what it will issue to you. This prevents you from purchasing needless items and wasting your money. It should also tell you the items it recommends you have that it will not purchase for you. Finally, it should tell you what it prohibits you to have.

Wilson Tactical Cop Tool

April 1, 2007

With this issue of POLICE Magazine, we are inaugurating a new concept for reviews of law enforcement products. In the past, our product reviews have focused on one item per review. The problem with this approach is that so much stuff is being released now for the police market that we are barely scratching the surface.

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