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Jack Reiff of Oshkosh Defense shows us around the Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) at POLICE-TREXPO West. The armored vehicle offers tactical teams features such as retractable skip plates, a FLIR imager and optional sniper turret. Video shot by Paul Clinton and edited by Kelly Bracken.
Trevor Zantos of U.S. Armor shows us two new rifle plate carriers designed for active shooter scenarios at POLICE-TREXPO West. The carriers offer more mag pouches and MOLLE options. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.
The Piexon JPX Jet Protector deploys a liquid or gel version of OC using two primers and a laser-sighting system. Bart Bacolini of distributor IBS Sigma demonstrates the less-lethal weapon at POLICE-TREXPO West. Video shot by Paul Clinton and edited by Kelly Bracken.
At POLICE-TREXPO West, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts demonstrates the "Split-X Block" to counter an edged-weapon attack. He shows you the empty hand version, then demonstrates how to use the technique to draw your service weapon. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.
Erik Estrada, known for his portrayal of California Highway Patrol officer "Ponch" on the 1970s TV show "CHiPs," talked with POLICE Magazine at POLICE-TREXPO West 2010 about his work with two police organizations to protect children from sexual predators online. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.
At POLICE-TREXPO West, Det. Maury Sumlin and two instructors from Krav Maga Worldwide demonstrate the defensive tactic "handgun with a threat from the front" that an officer can use against a suspect armed with a pistol. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.
Use-of-force researcher Bill Lewinski spoke at POLICE-TREXPO West about the way officers respond to deadly force encounters based on his study of the experiences of more than 1,200 officers. The Force Science Institute co-founder joined POLICE Magazine editors for a short discussion on the topic. Also, read Editor David Griffith's interview with Lewinski.
Since 2004, POLICE-TREXPO keynote speaker Dr. Bill Lewinski and his team have dedicated themselves not only to researching human performance factors under stress and fear but also disseminating the research of other academics to rank-and-file officers.