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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: Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II Flashlight

September 20, 2012

Designed to be purpose mounted for hands-free use, either on a helmet or other gear, this light has four high-discharge LED bulbs that produce more than ample working light.

Police Product Test: FLIR Systems BHS Thermal Camera and Recorder

September 20, 2012

The BHS series Bi-Ocular System's rugged design allows heavy use in all climates, so it can be used by any agency, any time of year. Because it's all weather sealed, the unit is even submersible when fitted with one of three quick connect lenses (35mm, 65mm, 100mm).

App Review: iCrimeFighter

September 14, 2012
The iCrimeFighter app allows field investigators to keep accurate notes while they work a case. The app is simple to use, and you can easily add photos, videos, notes, and a to-do list to your case.

Police Product Test: Woolrich CC Shirt and Chinos

August 23, 2012

Woolrich's Elite Concealed Carry Chinos and Discreet Carry Short Sleeve fit well, wash up well, and most importantly they keep your concealed carry firearm and a reload under wraps.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Interdiction Kits

August 23, 2012

The Benchmade Interdiction Kit is one outstanding tool in the fight to stem the flow of drugs in the United States. By using the included aluminum probes, interdiction officers can safely inspect suspicious packages, stacked cargo, seat upholstery, and suspicious areas within vehicles and structures.

Police Product Test: Real Avid The Gun Tool

July 25, 2012

As the name implies, The Gun Tool is a tool designed for guns. Its parts include a pin punch, a small hook blade knife, common Torx and hex head wrenches, a shotgun choke/size gauge wrench, and a 3/8-inch drive for Philips head and flat blade screwdrivers (two each included).

Police Product Test: Meopta 1-4X22KD Scope

July 25, 2012

Meopta's 1-4X22KD has a 30mm tube to give you a crisp, clear image of whatever you view through it. Its illuminated reticle is the "K Dot," a modified German 4 with a dot centered on a broken horizontal crosshair and a vertical post.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical ATAC Lights

June 21, 2012

5.11 Tactical's ATAC line of lights includes the PLx pen light, powered by two AAA cell batteries, and the L2, powered by two CR123A batteries. Both offer a quality fit and finish.

Police Product Test: Tactical Electronics LPSS3 Pole Camera

June 21, 2012

The LPSS3 really set itself apart from the other pole cams I have tested. Its ability to remain small until deployed at the desired length and its lightweight composite material translate into less burden on the operator.

Police Product Test: Streamlight SL-20L Flashlight

May 25, 2012

Historically, the biggest hurdle with LED technology has been getting the "candela" or "candlepower" to compare to that of an incandescent. LEDs generally put out high "lumens," meaning they are really bright at close distances, but not as good at casting light in the distance. Streamlight figured out how to do both with this one.

Police Product Test: Shieldspike's Hammerspike Glass-Breaker

May 17, 2012

Shieldspike has developed the Hammerspike specialty tool, designed specifically to eliminate the window glass in a building or vehicle. This close-quarters tool weighs only 1.5 pounds and is easily deployed with one hand.

Police Product Test: Salute Products Spartan Steel Target

April 23, 2012

Salute Products' new steel target is just over 20 inches tall and 11 inches wide and made of AR500 steel armor plate, which makes it rifle rated.

Police Product Test: Eye of Mine HD Video Camera Sunglasses

April 23, 2012

The Eye of Mine Eye-View 720HD camera sunglasses come with interchangeable clear and polarized grey lenses that have a high-definition video camera built into the bridge of the nose.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical's Taclite Jean-Cut Pant

March 27, 2012

Being able to wear a true "gun belt" when out of uniform is important to keep your sidearm from moving and flopping around. When your holster moves and tilts you print through your cover garment, showing you are "armed." You will not have this issue with the Taclite Jean-Cut Pant.

Police Product Test: M-Pro 7 Advanced Small Arms Cleaning Kit

March 27, 2012

Parent company Bushnell took the BoreSnake and combined it with M-Pro7's cleaning products, creating a complete cleaning kit for personal, range, or agency use.

Police Product Test: Danner DFA Boots

February 17, 2012

For most of us winter means cold, wet, and/or snowy shifts. Mother Nature has a habit of making days as an officer or first responder miserable. Fortunately, Danner can help tame the weather with its DFA boots.

Police Product Test: Energizer Bravo Hard Case Flashlight

January 25, 2012

Few officers will argue that a good flashlight is, next to your duty weapon, probably the most essential piece of gear on duty or off. Energizer now has a line of "Hard Case" flashlights designed around the parameters of LE and Military use.

Police Product Test: Soundgear by LaPierre Digital Hearing Protection

January 25, 2012

Soundgear electronic hearing protection is a fully automatic earplug that returns environmental sounds while eliminating loud noise spikes. It is automatic in the sense that there is no user control that adjusts the level of volume in the unit.

Product Test: Pelican 1910 and 1920 Flashlights

January 3, 2012
The 1920 makes a perfect alley light. When the light-bar alley light is too much of a flood light or up too high to get a look at the ground, the 1920 is perfect.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Stryke Taclite Pant

December 19, 2011

Today 5.11 offers law enforcement officers looking for quality clothing many fine options. The new Stryke with Flex-Tac is the latest pair of pants to carry on this tradition.

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