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IACP 2018: Watching Trump's Speech to Law Enforcement

October 10, 2018
Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"

How To Survive the Academy

August 7, 2018

Police Academy Instructor Patrick Martin shares 10 tips to help prospective officers meet the rigors of police training.

North Carolina City Prohibits Police Training Exchanges with Israel

April 18, 2018
Proponents of the petition claim that Israeli tactics promote racial bias and militarization of police. Its opponents, including the group Voice for Israel, call those claims false, politically-motivated, and antisemitic.

Florida Sheriff Challenges Obama on Militarization of Police After Orlando Massacre

June 16, 2016
A statement from Lee County (FL) Sheriff Mike Scott in the hours following the mass shooting in Orlando has drawn mixed reactions from the public.

Video: Minneapolis SWAT Dumping Camo Uniforms to Minimize Militarized Look

March 1, 2016
The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look.

Minneapolis SWAT Dumping Camo Uniforms to Minimize Militarized Look

March 1, 2016
The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look. More Here.

Attack on Dallas Police Reloads Debate Over Officers' Firepower

June 15, 2015
For many officers, Saturday’s attack on Dallas police headquarters was the latest proof that they’re under siege — and further evidence that they need more weapons to combat the threats against them.

Obama Restricts Law Enforcement Access to Some Military Surplus Gear

May 18, 2015
To be eligible to purchase controlled equipment, agencies must adopt "robust and specific written policies and protocols" covering not just the use of the federal equipment, but their policing practices in general.

Tampa to Build $5.4 Million Police Shooting Range

October 24, 2014
Despite one council member's objections, police officers in Tampa, Fla., will once again be able to conduct firearms training inside their city, thanks to a City Council vote to spend nearly $4.8 million on a new police shooting range and firearms training facility.

Wisconsin Chief Credits MRAP Vehicle with Aiding Peaceful End to Standoff

October 23, 2014
Not long after police used an armored vehicle acquired from the military to arrest a man authorities said fired an assault rifle at officers, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval poked his head inside a media briefing about the incident Thursday night. “How do they like the tank now?” Koval asked.

Police Rifles: Why We Carry What We Do

October 10, 2014
Chief Michael C. Koval of the Madison (Wis.) Police Department recently wrote a post on his blog in response to commentary in a local newspaper regarding whether police need AR-15s. He deftly refutes claims of militarization and presents his perspective as a law enforcement officer.

Poll: Utah Citizens Favor Military Equipment for Police

September 8, 2014
A poll conducted recently in Utah shows that the residents of that state support police departments getting surplus military equipment.

When Did You Get Artillery?

September 2, 2014

I have yet to hear anyone explain cogently what is meant by "militarization of police." I guess it means you shouldn't have any weapons other than nightsticks and revolvers.

"Militarization" is Another Word for "Prepared."

September 2, 2014
American police forces should not be outgunned by the people and groups they are charged with protecting their citizens against.
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