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Texas Officer Honored for Taking Down Theater Shooter

January 4, 2013
The Bexar County (Texas) Sheriff's Office honored the off-duty first responders who stopped a gunman in his tracks inside a crowded movie theater lobby in December.

ABCs of In-Progress Calls

December 20, 2012

In-progress calls evolve within a framework of controlled chaos. You can help improve your management of the situation by remembering the ABCs of in-progress calls: Assess the situation, Basics rule the day, and Contain it or lose it.

Next-Gen L.A. County Communications System Moves Forward

December 18, 2012
A joint powers authority will receive bids in January for the initial phase of a pioneering communications system that would, for the first time, allow Los Angeles County's 34,000 first responders and 17,000 second responders to talk with each other.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Crowd Control Unit

December 17, 2012

The Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Rapid Response Team was established with three squads of officers, plus supervisors and logistics support. Now it totals 40 officers, all trained in the latest crowd control techniques developed by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

Honoring the Sandy Hook Shooting Responders

December 14, 2012
In the aftermath of this tragedy, let's all take the opportunity to commit ourselves to being the best trained officers we can. We should train for these scenarios like they really could happen on our watch.

Next-Gen 911: Technology Behind a 911 Call

December 12, 2012
Next-gen 911 (or enhanced 911) will enable calls, text messaging, and even video from mobile devices to be sent to the dispatch center, which is also known as the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

Caring for 9/11 Responders

October 10, 2012

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced its recommendation on Sept. 9 that 50 forms of cancer coverage be included under the James Zadroga Act.

Unusual Calls: Beyond the Norm

October 4, 2012

There are those occasions when the fates bestow upon even an experienced officer something that he or she has not been previously exposed to and he or she has no idea of how to handle.

Calif. Sheriff Enlists Surveillance Plane

August 28, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has begun using a Cessna aircraft outfitted with state-of-the-art surveillance gear that feeds streaming images to deputies on the ground.

Lessons Learned From Aurora

August 17, 2012

The Aurora incident drives home the need to train today's first responders in medical response and triage. In a mass shooting there will be many victims with traumatic injuries and there will be a need to prioritize victims and administer advanced first aid.

Wounded Officer Faced Hail of Bullets at Sikh Temple

August 6, 2012
Lt. Brian Murphy, a 21-year veteran of the Oak Creek Police Department, was struck by nine bullets fired by Wade Michael Page, who opened fire inside Sikh Temple of Wisconsin at about 10:25 a.m. Sunday.

Chief: Officer Response Limited Sikh Temple Tragedy

August 6, 2012
An Oak Creek police officer was helping a victim outside the temple when the gunman opened fire on him. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter. Their names have not been released.

Morphix Introduces Hydrogen Fluoride Cassette for Chameleon Detector

June 11, 2012
Morphix Technologies has introduced a hydrogen fluoride sensor cassette for the Chameleon chemical detection unit that detects gases and vapors in the air.

Feds Approve DisposaCone for Temporary Traffic Control

May 4, 2012
DisposaCone has gained federal approval as the nation's first disposable, temporary control device for roadways under Section 6i of the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the company announced.

AED and Oxygen Unit

May 4, 2012
Life Corp.'s StartSystem includes an oxygen unit and optional Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The kit, which weighs only eight pounds, arrives in a durable and water resistant briefcase that measures 12-x-12-x-3 inches.

C4i Introduces AMICS Communications System

April 26, 2012
C4i introduced the Advanced Multi-Interface Interoperable Communications Systems (AMICS) into its SwitchplusIP line at the DEFEXPO 2012 conference in New Delhi, the company announced.

Calif. School Shooter Calmly Sprayed Classroom with Bullets

April 3, 2012
Harboring a murderous grudge against students and administrators he believed disrespected him, 43-year-old One L. Gon was "chaotic, calculated, and determined" to kill, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday.

Avon Offers Agencies Lease-Purchase Financing for Respirators

March 16, 2012
Financial officers representing municipal customers can lock in a fixed payment and interest rate with flexible payment terms from 1-5 years. Agencies own the equipment at the end of the lease term.

Motorola Introduces LEX 700

February 26, 2012
The LEX 700 Mission Critical Handheld is designed to provide access to multimedia applications, giving fiield officers increased situational awareness, enhanced tactical collaboration, and greater in-field productivity.

SHOT Show: 5.11 Tactical Light Entry Kit

February 16, 2012

At SHOT Show 2012, 5.11 Tactical introduced its Light Entry Kit of tools for patrol-officer first responders. The kit includes the C9 Multi Breacher, a 32-inch pry bar with claw head; C7 Multi Pry, a 2.75-inch pry bar; C6 Multi Sledge offering a dual head with a hammer and multi-purpose saw; Mini-Ram; and training door.

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