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.
June 18, 2020
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."
March 31, 2020
Digital evidence capture systems were once again one of the hottest product categories at IACP.
December 16, 2019
Even though I knew the virtual reality patrol car was not actually there, I instinctively walked around its visual representation and not through it.
December 16, 2019
"Officers are safer if we can get them out of their field software as fast as possible," Seoane adds. He explains that if officers are not looking at their screens, their situational awareness is enhanced. And the public is safer if officers and other public safety professionals can respond more quickly.
December 16, 2019
Progressive politicians want to turn you into social workers; someday when they need a warrior they will regret that decision.
April 25, 2019
The night before the fatal officer-involved shooting, Clark reportedly started searching the Internet for "easiest ways to kill yourself." He also sent a text to his girlfriend that included a photo of 10 pills in his hand and the message: "Let's fix our family or I'm taking all of these."
March 4, 2019
Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"
October 10, 2018
It was at the SOG booth in 2010 that I had the opportunity to interview "Gunny." We talked about his product endorsements, how he went from the Marines to standup comedy, what it was like working with Stanley Kubrick, his work hosting the History Channel's "Mail Call," and his love-hate relationship with watermelons.
April 16, 2018
Slightly more than 50% of respondents in our survey said 18-year-olds should be legally permitted to buy firearms. About 42% of respondents would like to see 21 as the minimum age for firearm purchase.
April 6, 2018
Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.
February 23, 2018
Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest police products I saw walking the literally miles of exhibits at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.
January 29, 2018
"I got involved in wound ballistics and what it really took to stop a threat during residency in Philadelphia because I had a friend on the police force who lost his job for use of excessive force by shooting somebody, I think it was, 18 times, and I always thought, maybe he needed to shoot that person 18 times to stop the threat."
December 28, 2017
Industry Day at the Range has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception last decade. The event has become something of a SHOT Show in miniature. Yesterday’s Industry Day involved more than 100 exhibitors of rifles, pistols, shotguns, gear, apparel, and even archery equipment.
January 17, 2017
IBM i2 Coplink uses sophisticated analytics and "fuzzy" searches to allow investigators to discover hidden relationships and patterns that can be used to solve crimes. Geospatial mapping features in the software can quickly create maps, highlighting types of incidents such as arson, burglaries, or prowling by specific dates or times of day, and location.
June 23, 2015