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February 2018 Issue

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Cover Story

Flashlights and Weapon Lights

By David Griffith

Other than badges and guns, the one tool that almost every officer carries on duty is a personal light. We asked officers how they buy, use, and train with their lights.

POLICE Survey: Flashlights and Weapon Lights

By David Griffith

POLICE Magazine wanted to know more about your preferences for personal lighting on the job, so last month we conducted an extensive e-mail survey on the topic. Here are the results.

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Features

<p>Chevrolet is already offering semi-autonomous safety systems as an option on the 2018 Tahoe PPV. For future vehicles the features will most likely come standard. <em>Photo: General Motors</em></p>

The Next Generation of Patrol Vehicles  

Look at the current police vehicle and consumer vehicle trends and you can make predictions about what you'll be driving on duty in the next decade.

<p><em>Photo: Getty Images</em></p>

15 Things You Should Know About Speed Enforcement Tools  

Many officers use radar and lidar speed monitoring devices regularly, but not everyone understands everything about how they work and the best ways to use them.

<p>All organizations face critical vulnerabilities when there is a disconnect between leadership and employees. <em>Photo: Getty Images</em></p>

Lead Your Way to a Successful Department  

Effective leadership can inspire employees to become invested in your agency, ensuring organizational success.

<p><em>Photo: 5.11 Tactical</em></p>

Law Enforcement Lighting 2018  

These illumination devices will help light the way on duty, day or night.


Columns

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Take a Breath  

To prevent taking shallow breaths in stressful situations, make sure you practice and refresh your tactical breathing skills.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

Data Tactics  

To counter arguments of the media and activists, we need to do a better job capturing and sharing data on attacks against us.

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

Lying with Numbers  

The press and anti-police activists love to use statistics to slam police, but their interpretation is biased and they cook the data by leaving out key variables.


Reviews

<p>The Women&#39;s Defender-Flex Slim Pant was designed for both the range and casual wear. Reviewers appreciated the material&#39;s stretch and the size and style of the numerous pockets, features they say are useful for training. <em>Photo: Michael Hamann</em></p>

5.11 Tactical Women's Defender-Flex Slim Pant  

Are 5.11's new women's pants really suitable for the range and casual activities? POLICE asked four officers to wear them and give us the answer.


Departments

<p>Various &quot;wallets&quot; are used for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. <em>Photo: Aaron Strain</em></p>

The Buzz About Bitcoin  

Before you invest in this cryptocurrency, it's important to understand what it is and how it works.

<p>If your hands are down by your side, you&#39;re not in the best possible tactical position. A better position is hands up and out in front of you, as in the &quot;tactical thinking stance.&quot; This stance projects a professional image and position of advantage. <em>Photo: Dave Young</em></p>

Pre-Attack Indicators  

Learn how to tell someone is about to assault you long before they make their first move.

<p>Part of Jefferson County&#39;s Citizens Police Academy involves learning how to shoot a weapon and deciding when to use it. <em>Photo: Ronnie Garrett</em></p>

Jefferson County (WI) Sheriff's Office  

The citizens police academy at Jefferson County Sheriff's Office places participants in action-packed scenarios designed to build trust and understanding of law enforcement.

<p>Before agencies sell their retired patrol vehicles they usually remove equipment and try to reuse it. <em>Photo: City of Dublin</em></p>

How to Remarket Patrol Vehicles  

Fleet managers nationwide use a variety of strategies to sell their retired law enforcement vehicles.

<p><em>Photo: Ekin</em></p>

Ekin: Smart Patrol in a Lightbar  

What if you could install one product on a patrol car that provided capability for automatic license plate recognition, facial recognition, and speed and parking violation detection? Billed as the first and only smart patrol in the world, Ekin's Patrol G2 is designed to do just that, in the form of a fully functioning lightbar.

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