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July 2009 Issue

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Cover Story

Women's Wear

By Lori Connelly

Gone are the days when a woman police officer was acting as a social worker with a badge, and they now fill as many roles as male police officers do. Many companies are adjusting what they manufacture and sell to specifically meet the needs of women police officers. This is after years of providing only unisex products and using a one size fits most business model.

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Features

Data 911's in-car video is part of a complete mobile data system.

Digital Eyes  

By far the greatest technological innovation in the short history of in-car video has been the advent of digital recording systems. Whether they capture video on DVD discs, hard drive, or flash memory card, digital systems offer much greater resolution and easier and less expensive evidence storage than earlier analog VHS machines.

30 Things You Need to Know About Body Armor  

Once a curious novelty, today body armor is one of those things that a lot of officers take for granted. It's something that few officers give a second thought. But there's a lot that the average officer should know about his or her concealed "life preserver."

5.11’s Centurion leather patrol gloves use minimal seams for added dexterity.

If the Glove Fits  

Gloves have become part of a cop's daily uniform as much as a badge or belt. The reason for this is simple: A pair of gloves protects your hands from the elements, abrasions, cuts, and punctures from needles or other sharp objects.

Revision’s Sawfly mil-spec ballistic glasses accommodate an optional prescription carrier.

Effective Eyewear  

The first thing I consider when looking at glasses is whether they will effectively protect my eyes. Don't buy eyewear where you buy your morning coffee. It is not going to protect you.


Columns

Terrorism with a Small "t"  

Terrorists walk among us. They don't all have long beards and turbans and live in caves in Afghanistan.

Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship

Cutting Through the Noise  

I find the world is filled with more and more "noise" that makes it difficult to find the actual "signal" that is the information we truly need.


Reviews

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Light Compact Revolver  

At this year's SHOT Show, Ruger wowed the attendees when it unveiled one of the most radically new handguns that has been seen in decades, the Light Compact Revolver (LCR).

Police Product Test: DeSantis Cozy Partner Holster  

DeSantis' Cozy Partner is a strong side, inside the waistband holster with a tension screw at the rear of the trigger guard. The tension screw and your belt riding over the outboard side of the holster will keep your pistol in place.


Departments

Military Standard  

For more than 15 years now, the company has been making rugged notebook systems designed for use on patrol by law enforcement officers. Getac's latest law enforcement model is the upgraded V100 rugged convertible notebook.

Your agency may be able to reduce costs by studying how to reduce 911 calls and also how to limit police response in situations that show no evidence of an emergency. Photo via Rhea C (Flickr.com).

Reducing Response to Non-Emergency 911 Calls  

The ongoing recession has forced police departments to look for areas where they can save money. One source of savings may be found in your agency's response to 911 calls.

Even plainclothes officers need to wear a vest and carry a variety of gear. You never know when you'll need them.

Plainclothes Survival  

When you are in plain clothes, you don't have the luxury of a big duty belt to carry all your gear. So you have a tendency to pack light. That's a tendency that can lead to tragedy.

Inspired by his father's example, Scott Magro also joined the military and then law enforcement as an officer with the Spring Hill (Tenn.) Police Department.

Shots Fired: Spring Hill, Tennessee 11•05•2003  

This is what Magro had trained for, why he had spent his nights performing the mundane duties associated with being a small town police officer, to take down a dangerous threat to the community.

Sixth Amendment Revisited  

Plaintiffs’ attorneys may now seek to maintain lawsuits against officers and their agencies for eliciting incriminating statements from a defendant in certain situations.

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