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Police Deaths Fall 43% In First Half of 2012

July 9, 2012
The number of line-of-duty deaths fell precipitously during the first half of 2012, as law enforcement agencies focused on officer safety measures. Through June, 53 officers lost their lives on duty compared to the 94 who were killed through the same period of 2011, a 43.6% drop.

How To Stay Safe During a John Sting

July 2, 2012
The male and female officers who take on the undercover assignment as a prostitute often struggle with how far to carry the "walk and talk" to make a good case. The balance is no different in vice operations than when making a good drug arrest. The undercover (UC) officer must blend into the crowd, as well as lead the conversation in a safe and lawful way.

UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Must Include Officers' Names

June 26, 2012
A judge has ruled that the names of the UC Davis police officers involved in last November's pepper spraying incident must be released to the public.

FLIR Systems Pitches Driver's Thermal Vision System To Law Enforcement

June 20, 2012
FLIR Systems, Inc has developed a lightweight driver's thermal vision system (DTVS) driver's camera designed to enhance driver safety and awareness that the company will sell to law enforcement agencies.

Making Nighttime Traffic Stops

June 20, 2012

Traffic stops are second nature to most patrol officers but even the most routine activities become more complex when executed in diminished light. Let's review nighttime traffic stop safety procedures that you should know and then we'll look at some additional considerations that can help increase your safety during a nighttime traffic stop.

APALS

June 14, 2012
The new APALS (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strip) by Brite-Strike—bright, light, and holds tight.

Spillman Adds Violent Offender File

June 1, 2012
Law enforcement agencies who use Spillman Technologies' software for computer-aided dispatch and data sharing will soon receive a free update that incorporates the FBI's planned "violent offender" file.

Ohio Court OKs Keeping Names of Officers Secret

May 11, 2012
When a Columbus police officer’s fatal shooting of a suspect inflamed passions in a South Side neighborhood last year, city authorities refused to identify the officer to protect him from "credible threats."

Improving Officer Driving Skills

May 1, 2012

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

FBI to Add Violent Offender File to NCIC

April 20, 2012
The FBI plans to add a "violent offender file" to its NCIC index in August to give field officers more information about the violent offenders who may attack them during a stop.

Duty Dangers: The Deadly Cost of Technology

April 16, 2012

Technology has not been without its understated dangers, particularly for millennial-generation officers. These men and women who are currently entering the law enforcement workforce are finding that advancements in the tech arena come with a price, often saddling them with distractions to their situational awareness and officer safety.

Urban Counter-Ambush Tactics

April 14, 2012

The counter-ambush tactics discussed in this article will provide you with simple ways to respond to calls for service so that an ambush is less likely to occur. The tactics discussed are not super-secret SWAT or ERT procedures, nor sensitive military operations plans.

Weighing Risks

April 10, 2012

The problem we have as humans is we aren't real good at evaluating risk, and if we don't evaluate it properly we can't compensate for it.

Boston Cops Quarantined After Chemical Suicide

April 10, 2012

Four Boston Police officers who responded to a chemical suicide were cleared, after entering the home of a woman who injested sodium azide, a substance similar to cyanide.

'Right to Resist': Ind. Deputies Must Serve Warrants In Uniform

April 2, 2012
Marion County (Ind.) Sheriff's deputies once allowed to serve criminal or civil warrants in plainclothes must now wear their uniforms after the passage of the Right to Resist law.

You Are Not a Psychologist

March 19, 2012

Hard-earned insight into the vagaries of the human mind can only take the average officer so far. As the psychological impairments of those he or she comes into contact with become more acute, it's less likely that an officer will be successful dealing with them.

Brite-Strike's Traffic Safety Gloves

March 13, 2012

On the palm of each glove is a red stop sign pocket made of this material that holds two LED strips, and on the back of the hand are two green light strips that hold one LED strip each. The combination allows motorists to see the light up to at least one-quarter mile away, and the replaceable lithium batteries last for up to 35 hours.

Brite-Strike: Traffic Safety Gloves

March 13, 2012

LED strips on Brite-Strike's Traffic Safety Gloves make officers visible to motorists even in complete darkness. Source: Brite-Strike

Product Demo: Brite-Strike's APALS

March 13, 2012

Brite-Strike's APALS is a self-adhesive LED light strip designed to improve officer safety during traffic enforcement at night. Source: Brite-Strike

The Checklist

March 12, 2012

I was recently reading how more and more professions are turning to checklists to improve safety. I have been advocating just this kind of practice for law enforcement for decades.

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