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Police Union Slams New Jersey Radio Jock for Calling Move Over Law "Silly"

December 7, 2018
A radio personality in New Jersey is not a fan of that state's 'Move Over Law' that protects first responders at roadside incidents from being struck by passing vehicles—and the union that represents rank-and-file State Police troopers is on the offensive in defense of the law.

Officer Safety Considerations for Foot Pursuits

November 23, 2018
While empirical data doesn't exist—at least to my knowledge—on lost productivity due to injuries sustained during foot pursuits, anecdotal evidence suggests that medical leave following such activities is significant enough to give some thought to the matter.

MIPS Developing Brain Protection System for Law Enforcement Helmets

November 1, 2018
Originally established to develop helmets for the action/motorsports market, MIPS has broadened its focus to include protecting the brains of law enforcement and armed forces personnel from injuries resulting from rotational motion.

Driverless Car Company Issues Report on Interaction with Police

October 19, 2018
Waymo—the manufacturer of "driverless cars" now in testing in select cities across the country—recently issued a report titled "Waymo Safety Report—On the Road to Fully Self-Driving," in which the company provides information on a variety of aspects of its public safety policies.

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

October 19, 2018
I've long held the belief that a year-long civics class should be a requirement nationwide. Further, these classes should include more than just the basic structure of government. Curriculum should incorporate Constitutional Law and Supreme Court cases related to the Fourth and Eighth amendments, as well as police policies, procedures, and practices.

Photo: Florida Sheriff's Deputies Pause in Prayer Before Hurricane Makes Landfall

October 12, 2018
The Leon County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted a picture to Facebook showing deputies bowing their heads in prayer as they braced for the imminent landfall of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018.

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,"

Thin Blue Line Rings

October 8, 2018
QALO silicone rings are designed to provide a safe and functional alternative to the traditional metal wedding ring, and are perfect for police officers on the job or families and friends who want to support their loved ones.

Protection Against Airborne Toxins

October 5, 2018

Officers will continue to come into contact with extremely strong and potentially lethal opioid drugs and need to be armed with scientifically validated facts and not fiction.

Responding to Domestic Disturbances

October 4, 2018

A domestic disturbance call can involve anything from a verbal dispute to a homicide. So we all need reminders of the danger of domestic disputes and ensure officers are taking all precautions.

Cincinnati Chief to City Council: Hire More Officers or Fund Overtime Pay

October 4, 2018
"Operating below our authorized strength places an undue burden on our patrol forces," Isaac wrote in a memo to City Manager Patrick Duhaney on Tuesday. "...officers may be required to take on additional shifts to ensure the coverage necessary to maintain the level of service that Cincinnati residents have come to expect."

Maryland School Board Ponders Question of Arming School Resource Officers

October 4, 2018
Currently, Baltimore SROs are allowed to carry their service weapon while patrolling the exterior of a school building before and after school hours. But they are required to store their weapons in a secure location during the school day.

Lessons Learned

September 4, 2018

First and foremost, the recordings reveal that force is ugly. It is not the "one punch, hero wins, bad guy goes down," movie action the public has been conditioned to expect. 

2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with Hybrid Powertrain

September 4, 2018

Ford says that with its fuel savings and reduced cost of maintenance the 2020 PI Utility hybrid will pay back the additional cost of the hybrid powertrain in two years.

Vehicle Mount Tactical Holster

September 2, 2018
The Vehicle Mount Tactical Holster was designed by and for law enforcement to defend against ambush.

Drug Detection and Officer Protection

August 31, 2018

Police need tools to identify unknown substances and to keep those materials from harming them.

Off-Duty Safety Tips

August 30, 2018

It's no secret that groups like Antifa and Anonymous are simpatico, and when you add BLM activists to the mix, you have a troika of anti-police groups that is not to be underestimated. Consequently, officers must maintain vigilant watch for threats while off duty.

Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.

DOJ's Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job. More here.

2 Arrests in Beating of Off-Duty Police Officer

August 30, 2018
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with an attempt to take a scooter from an off-duty police officer, according to a report in the Washington Post.
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