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July 2017 Issue

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Cover Story

FirstNet and the Broadband Future

By David Griffith

Today, FirstNet is finally becoming more than just a public safety pipedream. FirstNet is about to go online and here's how that could affect you.

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Features

Civil Unrest Response Equipment  

From ballistic protection to batons, these pieces of gear are built to meet your needs in any civil unrest situation.

<p>(Photo: Phoenix Police Department)</p>

Body Armor Saves Lives  

These officers' stories of survival illustrate why it's so important to always wear a ballistic vest on duty.

<p>Photo: POLICE File</p>

Assessing Your Education Options  

Students need to seek out educational opportunities that hit a variety of learning styles—all programs (whether in a classroom or online) are not created equal.


Columns

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Real Change  

Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

Policy Won't Stop Vehicle Attacks  

Unrealistic policies make it tougher for officers to respond quickly in vehicle ramming situations like the attack in Nice, France.

Briefing Skills  

Effectively providing information in a briefing requires choosing the right presentation method for a given audience.

<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Triple Jeopardy in Charlotte  

It seems you can keep unofficially trying an officer involved in a fatal shooting repeatedly, even if the shooting has been officially ruled as justified.


Departments

<p>(Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Life Insurance as a Savings Vehicle  

By maximizing the advantages of whole life insurance, you can accrue secure capital that you can loan to yourself with no penalty and no tax implications.

<p>Grabbing the bill of a suspect&#39;s cap is one of many methods of taking advantage of clothing during an arrest. (Photo: POLICE File)</p>

Cloth Handles for Arrest and Control  

If you know how to take advantage of what a suspect wears, you can use these handles to help get him or her into handcuffs.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

How To‚ĶCommunicate During a Pursuit  

Let's be honest, radio procedure during emergency traffic tends to leave a lot to be desired.

<p>SES&#39; AID can send alerts via Sprint&#39;s cell service when an officer&#39;s vest is pierced.(Photo: Sprint)</p>

Officer Down Rapid Response  

The Automated Injury Detection (AID) device uses a high-tech fabric with sensors to recognize when an officer has been shot or stabbed in the vest. Within a few seconds it sends a notification.

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