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June 2018 Issue

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Police Week 2018


Last month we asked readers to send us their photos of National Police Week, and they sent us some great images that we want to share.

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<p>Challenge Targets&#39; multifunctional law enforcement targets (Photo: Challenge Targets)</p>

Shooting Range Equipment  

These tools will help improve your experience on the shooting range and in training. 

<p>5.11 Tactical 5.11 Stryke TDU Pant (Photo: 5.11 Tactical)</p>

Law Enforcement Apparel 2018  

This clothing is made to provide function and comfort throughout your shift.

<p>As with any tactical situation, generally those who preplan the best, win.&nbsp;Photos produced at the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety in Jefferson County, CO, by Dennis Pleuss of Jeffco Public Schools</p>

School Shootings: You Have to Go In  

The greatest challenge for law enforcement first responders is how to most effectively suppress the intrinsic priority of self-preservation. Within all typical humans is a desire to live on, to be safe, and to shield oneself from danger. As 21st century American law enforcement officers, we must train ourselves to stifle that urge.

<p>Retiring LAPD Chief Charlie Beck hopes to share&nbsp;wisdom with officers still on the job. Photo: LAPD</p>

It’s Been an Honor and a Privilege  

Several themes emerge as I look back on my own small piece of that history. They are things that I wish I understood better when I was younger on the job. They are also things that I hope those who come after me can find of some service as they continue the work that I am leaving behind.

Best of POLICE: Our 12 Most Popular Articles  

We're doing a new kind of index in this Buyer's Guide issue in the form of a gallery of our 12 most popular articles based on website visits.

<p>The BATT-X is designed to offer protection and comfort during high-risk operations. Photo: The Armored Group</p>

Vehicle Spotlight: The Armored Group BATT-X and Discreet Armored Suburban  

Armored vehicles used in law enforcement come in a wide variety of configurations, ranging from patrol vehicles with ballistic protection in the doors to large and heavily shielded rescue vehicles. The Armored Group (TAG) makes both. 

<p>Officers&#39; opinion on mandatory body camera use has changed in the last four years. Photo: Mark Clark</p>

Have Officers Changed Their Minds About Mandatory Body Camera Use?  

What agencies quickly discovered is that while the technology was ready for such widespread use by officers, policy was not in place to cover how body cameras would be used. 


<p>Jon Adler,&nbsp;president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation.</p>

Stop The Falling  

If companies can predict consumer behavior with considerable accuracy, is it outside the realm of possibility that the same could be done for criminal behavior?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Will to Keep Going  

Often ambush attacks are so sudden and violent the officer's doom seems certain, yet they manage to overcome the bushwhacking…but how? 

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

How to Stop School Shootings  

There are many things we can do to prevent school shootings, but only one thing can stop the shooter once he/she starts firing…and that's law enforcement response.


<p>Homeless people, says Dowd, often have traits, ideas, and characteristics that are similar to ours and yet widely different.&nbsp;Photo: Getty Images</p>

Interacting with Homeless People  

Homeless individuals can be a useful source of information about life on the streets, but only if the patrol cops who come across them treat them like human beings. 

<p>Sgt. Justin Brochu serves as leader of the&nbsp;East Haven Police Athletic League (EHPAL). (Photo: East Haven PD)</p>

East Haven (CT) Police Department  

Sgt. Brochu has led the charge to launch the East Haven Police Athletic League in his community. This program recently launched its first athletic offerings, at a discounted rate, for children within the community. 

<p>Prior work experience is generally expected before you apply for a law enforcement position. Having military experience is also a plus. Photo: Franklin Rau</p>

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement  

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

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