Law enforcement agencies now have a variety of choices for generator- and battery-powered illumination tools for night operations.
Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.
The protests over the George Floyd in-custody death quickly shifted from "Justice for George" to defunding and even abolishing police departments.
Many law enforcement agencies are struggling to do the same job with fewer officers. These tools can make officers more productive, keep them safer, and give them more time on the streets.
New materials and new designs are making helmets, plates, and shields lighter and more effective.
The new LETS 2020 from Law Enforcement Technologies is a platform for powerful smartphone applications that can covertly record undercover operations, stream footage from drones, facilitate successful crisis negotiations, and provide situational awareness for tactical and investigative teams.
New tools for analyzing images, DNA samples, ballistics, and video are helping agencies speed up the investigative process.
One respondent wrote: "All personal protective equipment is in limited to no supply. We are taking public donations to keep our officers in gloves and sanitizer. We are purchasing PPE from Ebay to meet our immediate needs."
Training simulator features like 4K, augmented reality, virtual reality, and WiFi connected screens are paving the way for the next generation of scenario-based instruction.
Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples make easy targets for active shooters, so the congregations need to work to prevent such attacks, prepare for them if they happen, and know how they will respond.