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October 2018 Issue

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Cover Story

Beyond the Mobile Field Force

By Geoff Perrin

American officers are facing a new era of protest, but agencies are still using tactics and methods and training their officers to the standards of 40 or more years ago. I submit to you that the time has come for change in how American officers respond to protests and riots, and that you could learn a lot from your colleagues across the Atlantic.

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Features

<p>4N6XPRT StifCalcs puts the NHTSA Crash Test database on an officer&#39;s 32- or 64-bit MS-Windows computer so it&#39;s possible to research crush stiffness values for autos without access.(Photo: 4N6XPRT)</p>

LE Software 2018  

Make use of these computer programs to help you on the job.

<p>DT Research DT372AP-TR Rugged GNSS Tablet (Photo: DT Research)</p>

LE Hardware 2018  

Stay connected on duty with this technology built law enforcement tough.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims  

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."


Columns

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

´╗┐When You Work for a Jerk  

Who among us hasn't worked for a jerk and found ourselves dreading the moment we had to pull into the parking lot at the beginning of the workday?

<p>Jon Adler</p>

Protection Against Airborne Toxins  

Officers will continue to come into contact with extremely strong and potentially lethal opioid drugs and need to be armed with scientifically validated facts and not fiction.

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

Nike's Blood Money  

Failed NFL quarterback and successful anti-police activist Colin Kaepernick is now the star of a Nike Inc. advertising campaign that reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Just do it." It's enough to make you retch.


Reviews

<p>Onyx Sling Bag. Photo: TravTac</p>

Police Product Test: TravTac Onyx Tactical Sling Bag  

The Onyx Tactical Sling Bag arrived at my door complete with the company's TravTac Modular Components (TMC) and universal holster accessory kits. First impressions were positive and I could immediately tell this bag was different.

<p>TRU-SPEC Women&#39;s 24-7 Series 24-7 Xpedition Pants (Photo: TRU-SPEC)</p>

Police Product Test: TRU-SPEC Women's 24-7 Series 24-7 Xpedition Pants  

The Women's 24-7 Xpedition Pants are cut specifically for women. They have a lower rise with a women's cut in the hips and thighs.


Departments

<p>General Tire&#39;s G-MAX Justice is made to withstand duty use and provide longer tread life. (Photo: General Tire)</p>

General Tire: Getting a Grip  

General Tire's G-MAX Justice is designed to perform well during pursuits and to withstand hard use on duty every day, in every environment.

<p>In addition to individual officers signing up for FirstNet service, whole law enforcement agencies can choose to implement a FirstNet communication system. Photo: FirstNet</p>

10 Things to Know About FirstNet  

 

This year FirstNet, the first responder cellular communications network, is coming online after nearly 15 years of development. This will mean a major change in the way some law enforcement agencies and officers conduct their communications.

<p>Once the parties have been separated, interview everyone involved. Do so from a safe distance, with your hands above your waist and weapon side back. (Photo: Michael Schlosser)</p>

Responding to Domestic Disturbances  

A domestic disturbance call can involve anything from a verbal dispute to a homicide. So we all need reminders of the danger of domestic disputes and ensure officers are taking all precautions.

<p>When you are made aware of a complaint against you deemed to have merit, you should have a strategy ready. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How To Survive a Reprimand  

Dealing with a reprimand at work can be a very distressing situation. Sometimes we create the situation and sometimes the situation is created for us. Either way, it's best to develop a strategy so you are prepared if and when it happens.

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