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July 2018 Issue

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Cover Story

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

By David Griffith

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

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<p>The function of the Cover Officer is to provide cover and a force presence that sends a message to the subject or any other people nearby that he or she is there to watch over and protect the Contact Officer. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Is Contact and Cover Dead?  

So what happened? Why does Contact and Cover seem to have faded into obscurity?

<p><a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>FoxFury CS Scan Forensic Light System</a> (Photo: FoxFury)</p>

Forensics Equipment  

These forensics products make working crime scenes easier and more efficient.

<p><a href=&quot;;>Alien Gear ShapeShift Shoulder Holster</a> (Photo; Alien Gear)</p>

Duty Gear 2018  

Holsters and pouches give your tools security and protection.

<p>We don&#39;t ever want the bad guy to have the advantage in any situation, especially in low light. Turn the lights on and ruin his night vision. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Working in Low Light  

Criminals like the dark, and we have to know how to counter their use of poorly lit locations and nighttime hiding places.


<p>Jon Adler</p>

Madness Control  

There are not enough officers and investigators to scan the Internet and discern what's a viable threat.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Wide Open Spaces  

As it turned out, this was a perfect example of the "bad assignment" that resulted in many positive outcomes.

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

There Oughta be a Law  

Murdering an officer's reputation is almost as heinous as killing the officer and it needs to have serious repercussions.


<p>The new F8 Night Sights are available now for a wide variety of pistols and come with an impressive 10-year, no questions asked warranty. (Photo: XS Sights)</p>

Police Product Test: XS Sights F8 Night Sights  

XS Sights' F8 Night Sights are available now for a wide variety of pistols and come with an impressive 10-year, no questions asked warranty.

<p>The torso of the shirt is where the Defender sets itself apart; made from a form-fitting yet flexible Drirelease fabric that is incredibly comfortable, flexible, and most importantly breathable. Photo: Tru-Spec</p>

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec T.R.U. Defender Shirt  

Made from a blend of poly-cotton rip-stop fabric on the sleeves and upper torso, the Tru-Spec T.R.U. Defender shirt has a clean and crisp appearance with excellent durability.


<p>Having backup is critical when making a known risk traffic stop. (Photo: Michael Schlosser)</p>

Unknown and Known Risk Vehicle Stops  

No vehicle stop should be considered low-risk, as it is never possible to gauge beforehand the level of danger involved.

<p>Never surprise a new supervisor with an important discussion. Give them the opportunity to prepare. (Photo: POLICE File)</p>

How To Deal With a New Supervisor  

I've learned a few things about dealing with new supervisors in my 30-plus-year career in law enforcement. Here are some of them in no particular order.

<p>Seek Thermal&#39;s Reveal ShieldPRO features a display that shows a representation of the target&#39;s heat signature. (Photo: Seek Thermal)</p>

Seek Thermal: Heat Vision  

Seek Thermal's new Reveal ShieldPRO thermal imaging camera can be used in total darkness to help law enforcement officers detect persons, hazards, and evidence.

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