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November 2017 Issue

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Cover Story

Hurricane Heroes

By Melanie Basich

When multiple hurricanes brought flooding and destruction in August and September, law enforcement officers mobilized to rescue residents and maintain order in the hard-hit areas of Texas, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

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Features

Ford Police Vehicles and Officers that Drive Them Featured in Calendar  

The December 2017 issue of POLICE Magazine comes with something extra, the 2018 Ford Police Vehicles Calendar. The popular calendar is produced by Ford and the parent company of POLICE, Bobit Business Media.

Less-Lethal Tools  

These options provide officers with many ways to respond with less-lethal force.

<p>There are three main reasons a victim may not report a cybercrime: the amount of money involved is too small to worry about; they don&#39;t believe anything can be done about it, and/or they don&#39;t know where they can report such crimes</p>

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level  

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

<p>According to the FDA, 400 milligrams per day &mdash; about the equivalent of three to five cups of coffee &mdash; is a safe amount of caffeine for an average, healthy adult. Some energy drinks, however, can go as high as 570 milligrams of caffeine in a single serving. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Drink Energy Drinks Responsibly  

If you're depending on highly caffeinated beverages to stay awake during your shifts, make sure you're aware of the effects and how much is too much.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Eight Keys to a Successful AED Program  

A properly trained officer with an automated external defibrillator can save a life, but only if an agency commits to fielding AEDs.


Columns

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Toy  

Play is one of the essential elements of a healthy life, so make time for it.

Combating Fake Charities  

Scammers come out of the woodwork after disasters, and it's our job to stop them.

Two Management Keys for Small Unit Leadership  

Through surprise inspections and follow-up, supervisors can stay on top of things and accomplish their goals and objectives.

<p>David Griffith. Photo by Kelly Bracken&nbsp;</p>

In His Own Words  

Slain Las Vegas officer Charleston Hartfield left a record of public service and a book of his thoughts on what it means to be a "public servant."


Reviews

<p>Photo: First Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: First Tactical Defender Shirt and Pants  

First Tactical's Defender tactical uniform is heavy duty and jam packed with features without feeling heavy.


Departments

<p>Using a modified power lock from the ground, completing the move pulls the attacker down to the ground as well.&nbsp;Photo: Dave Young</p>

Change Your Thinking About Gun Grabs  

Do you have the training and gear to protect your duty weapon or are you just hopeful nothing will happen?

<p>Remember to interview all witnesses separately. This prevents people from being influenced by each other&#39;s statements.&nbsp;Photo: Police File</p>

How To Conduct an Area Canvass  

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

<p>Axon Citizen helps people send evidentiary videos and images to police.&nbsp;Photo: Axon</p>

Axon: Public Evidence Submission  

Axon's new Citizen feature for Evidence.com lets witnesses of crimes and accidents easily provide video and images from crime and accident scenes to law enforcement.

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