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December 2017 Issue

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Cover Story

Lessons Learned from the Vegas Sniper Attack

By Derrick Bartlett

A criminal sniper shooting people from an elevated "hide" presents an extreme tactical challenge for law enforcement.

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Features

<p>With an HSA, you&#39;re building a savings account that not only pays for your healthcare expenses, but can also be invested for tax-free growth. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Why You Should Consider the HSA  

A health savings account can save you money, but only if you enroll in one before the deadline.

<p>Law enforcement can help event organizers by teaching them what to do during an active shooting. Photo:&nbsp;Getty Images</p>

Working with Event Security After Vegas  

When planning security for any event, there needs to be a site-specific analysis based on geographic risks.

<p>WatchGuard Video&#39;s 4RE in-car camera system integrates with body-worn cameras and can be used for interviews.</p>

Catching It All on Camera  

Agencies use in-car technology to solve crimes, such as LPR used to identify and arrest a thief in Kansas who was targeting local churches earlier this year. 

<p>VirTra&#39;s judgment scenarios are shot in high-resolution video or rendered in CGI.&nbsp;Photo: VirTra&nbsp;</p>

IACP 2017: The Latest in Training Simulators  

Simulator manufacturers use IACP to show off their latest models and newest features and let potential customers take them for a test drive.

<p>Ford&#39;s new 2018 F-150 Police Responder is based on the F-150 SuperCrew and pursuit rated. It has a top speed of 100 mph.</p>

IACP 2017: Best of Show  

Here's a look at the products that caught our eye at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show held at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Surveillance Equipment  

Use these tools to technologically extend your eyes and ears.


Columns

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Mise en Place  

To be truly prepared for a situation on duty, you must
have everything in its place, mentally and physically.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

America's Biggest Crime Scene  

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous patrol areas in the country, and the Border Patrol agents who work its most remote areas are often many miles away from help.

The Leadership Style Myth  

It's not about pitting one style against another, but using a style that will work best in each situation.

<p>David Griffith (Photo: Kelly Bracken)</p>

A Blue Christmas  

Law enforcement officers work hard during the holidays to serve, to protect, and to bring cheer to crime victims and the less fortunate.


Reviews

<p>Photo: KE Arms</p>

Police Product Test: KE Arms SLT-1 Trigger  

The SLT-1 incorporates what KE Arms has dubbed "sear-link technology," which basically means there is no disconnector and the trigger sear is in constant contact with the hammer.

Police Product Test: Zero Tolerance ZT 0920 Titanium Knife  

This flipper is lightweight yet strong and sturdy with slick, quick action.


Departments

<p>In Martinelli&#39;s program, for psycho-medical emergencies officers are taught to treat the subject as someone needing medical intervention, not a suspect.&nbsp;Photo: Martinelli and Associates</p>

De-Escalation Instructor Training  

This October, a new de-escalation training methodology was presented to law enforcement administrators, supervisors, and field officers in Delaware that the participants say could become the training model for de-escalation training nationally.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public Employees  

As a law enforcement officer, what can you say without negatively affecting yourself and your agency? 

<p>APB360 software lets officers input and track training and inventory information electronically. (Photo: APB360)</p>

APB360: The Training Tracker  

APB360's software is a versatile tool that can save agencies time and money by maintaining training records and inventory in one database.


Web Only

What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Criminal Snipers  

The American Sniper Association has been providing information and training on criminal snipers in classes for nearly 20 years. This article includes some updates reflecting the lessons re-learned in Las Vegas.

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