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March 2018 Issue

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Cover Story

Training Simulators: Going Beyond Shoot, Don't Shoot

By David Griffith

Here's a look at what can be done when simulator training is taken to the next level.

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<p><a href=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;https:/;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>FN&#39;s</a> SCAR-SC is a select-fire 5.56mm NATO subgun based on the full-sized SCAR rifle. (Photo: Michael Hamann)</p>

SHOT Show 2018: Report from the Aisles  

For this year's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in January, the POLICE editors and a POLICE contributor walked the aisles learning about the latest products for law enforcement. Here's our report on the nation's largest police equipment show.

<p>Andrew Gonzales, VP of Eastern Beacon Industries, leads a class on active shooter response at LEEP 2018. (Photo: Michael Hamann)</p>

Free Law Enforcement Training  

Here's a look at four programs that offer high-quality training for free (or extremely low cost) to sworn officers.

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

Taking Care of Yourself  

It's often said of moms, but it's also true of officers: you can't take care of others if you don't first take care of yourself.


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

School Shootings: Time to Show Some Muscle  

Deterrence is not just a matter of having sworn officers in the schools; it's having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

<p>Steve Albrecht (Photo: Steve Albrecht)</p>

Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One  

Focusing on just one vehicle, penal, or narcotics code sub-specialty means that crooks are getting away with other stuff around you. You should strive to be both the Jack of All Trades and the Master of All of Them.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

The LEOSA Blues  

On Dec. 8, I retired from law enforcement after serving over 26 years, and joined the ranks of the LEOSA elite. The next day, I panicked and poked myself to see if blue blood was still running through my veins.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Measure of Our Success  

Good intentions are not enough when we make decisions for criminal justice.


<p>Tru-Spec Men&#39;s 24-7 Xpedition Pants (Photo: Tru-Spec)</p>

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec Men's 24-7 Xpedition Pants  

Top to bottom, the Tru-Spec Men's 24-7 Xpedition Pants bring a ton of features to the table. These things mean business.

<p>First Tactical Men&#39;s 7&quot; Operator Boots (Photo: First Tactical)</p>

Police Product Test: First Tactical Men's 7" Operator Boots  

These boots live up to their claims of being lightweight and super comfortable right out of the box.


<p>The Wolverine punch can be executed easily as you arise from a seated position. This is much better than waiting to stand up and then punching your attacker.&nbsp; (Photo: Al Abidin)</p>

The Wolverine Punch  

By striking quickly and minimizing the return force in your fist, you can deliver a more effective blow and protect the bones of your hands.

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

How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact You and Your Family?  

Significant changes are coming to your taxes. Here are the highlights with emphasis on topics that are likely to apply to police officers and their families.

<p>Bears are not a common reason for police calls, but it&#39;s a good idea to have a plan for them in bear habitat areas. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How To‚ĶDeal With Wild Animals  

You can be dispatched to pretty much any type of wild animal call. If you can think of it, somebody somewhere has had to respond to it. I will share with you a common sense framework that you can build upon based on the unique situations you find yourself in.

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