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Mark Rivera

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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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Police Product Test: Keen Detroit Soft-toe 8" Boots

November 26, 2013

If you're looking for a great hiking boot disguised as a smart-looking duty boot, the Keen Detroits are a great choice.

Police Product Test: TruGlo Tru-See Targets

October 24, 2013

I like these new TruGlo Tru-See targets. They take some of the guesswork and haphazard engineering out of the precision shooting process.

Police Product Test: Fechheimer-Vertx ColdBlack Polo and Phantom LT Pants

October 24, 2013

Vertx's mission is to produce "functionally advanced clothing for the operational athlete." For this review Vertx sent me a few pairs of Phantom LT pants and one ColdBlack polo shirt.

Police Product Test: SureFire M600 Ultra Scout

September 25, 2013

The previous model had a maximum output of 120 lumens, the new one produces 500 lumens. That means the new Ultra Scout cannot only clear a room, but also light up a target at 100 yards.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical STRYKE Pants

August 27, 2013

Right out of the bag I was impressed with the STRYKE Pants. The fit and finish is outstanding and the ripstop material is soft yet sturdy. The stitching, pockets, closures are very clean and obviously a step above basic BDUs.

Product Test: TatJacket's Sling Band-It

August 1, 2013
You may know the frustration of having your sling get caught up on something when you need to deploy quickly. I want to gather up the sling and secure it in a nice, neat bundle and deploy it efficiently. TatJacket's Sling Band-It solves this annoyance.

Police Product Test: Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Chest Rig

July 23, 2013

Blue Force Gear's new Ten-Speed Chest Rig takes the simple yet highly functional concept of the load-bearing chest rig and not only makes it more versatile, but sheds unnecessary weight in the process.

Police Product Test: Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool

July 23, 2013

Gerber approached the development of its new Bullrush Multi-Tool for first responders the right way: with extensive collaboration from firefighters, police officers, and EMTs.

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL

June 26, 2013

The Streamlight Strion LED HL made its debut recently and features, among other things, upgraded LEDs over the previous generation that produce a blinding amount of light in a very compact package.

Police Product Test: Blue Force Gear Hive Satchel

June 26, 2013

Through a partnership with Chris Costa, Blue Force recently introduced the new single-strapped backpack with the sole purpose of allowing officers to discreetly carry everything from knives and magazines to compact submachine guns.

Police Product Test: Rocky S2V Vented Military Duty Boots

May 28, 2013

The S2V is an 8.5-inch leather and 1,000-denier Cordura nylon boot with a proprietary Vibram sole that is made in the USA. Rocky's Dri-Lex material and Lycra spandex line the boot, which allows for a snug fit while wicking moisture away from your skin.

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector

May 1, 2013
The Nutshellz is a groin protector on steroids. It's made with several layers of ballistic material to obtain the NIJ Level II rating encased in a durable rubber material with a carbon fiber outer skin.

Police Product Test: Danner Tachyon Military Boots

April 25, 2013

If you're looking for a tactical or military boot with a minimalist feel but still need the protection and durability that Danner is well known for, these just might be what you're looking for.

Police Product Test: Propper Off-Duty Apparel

April 25, 2013

The Sonoras are built like a pair of casual cargo pants with multiple pockets and a relaxed fit. What makes them stand out is the ultra-lightweight material from which they are made.

Police Product Test: Streamlight Stinger LED

March 23, 2013

For this Stinger, Streamlight had just upgraded the C4 LED from 180 lumens to a blazing 350 lumens and 24,000 candela on the brightest of three intensity settings.

Police Product Test: LifeProof iPhone 4S Case

March 23, 2013

I tested a police blue LifeProof case on my iPhone 4S for a month for this review. And I tortured the thing. It's klutz proof and I believe it's also cop proof.

App Review: First Responder Support Tools

March 4, 2013
The First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) app for iOS, Android, and Windows can assist you with HazMat spill evacuation and IED standoff distances.

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL Flashlight

December 19, 2012

The number of new product offerings from Streamlight has been impressive, especially among its ProTac line of compact handhelds. I've been using the company's newest, the ProTac HL, and after only a few weeks of testing, I'm sold.

Police Product Test: G Squared Consulting Falcon Gloves

November 19, 2012

G Squared's new Falcon gloves are a great choice for anyone needing a durable, all-purpose patrol glove with the added bonus of touch screen connectivity.

Police Product Test: Nike Special Field Boots

November 19, 2012

A team of officers at the Chicago Police Department wore the new Nike SFBs during 12-hour shifts of crowd control duty last summer and scored them on comfort, features, durability, what law enforcement assignments they would be good for, and value.

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