North Carolina-based company K2 Solutions has trademarked its Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs. The term means the dog can detect explosives being carried on the body of a moving person. Click through to see these K-9s at work.
To find out more about K2 Solutions' Person-Borne Explosive Detection Dogs, read "Training the BombHunters."
November 29, 2018
At a minimum, veterinarians recommend that K-9 handlers carry a first-aid kit, learn how to give injections, and know how to administer oxygen. A brief session with your veterinarian or even a vet tech should be sufficient to learn how to correctly give injections. Here are some photos to illustrate proper first-aid techniques.
For more information about first aid that handlers should know, read the POLICE Magazine article K-9 First-Aid Kit Basics.
April 30, 2018
This equipment will help you improve your firearms skills, both on and off the range.
November 9, 2015
Drawing from an IWB can be entirely different than drawing from your duty holster. Points of consideration include: placement of the weapon on the body, retention systems of the holster, and the layers of clothing that might be covering the firearm. With these variables in mind, let's look at how to draw from an IWB, regardless of where it is located on your belt line. For more, read Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters.
June 10, 2014
For training and details that don't call for a traditional uniform, polo shirts provide functional details and a professional look.
June 3, 2014
In an age of Occupiers, officers must gain control of passive resisters who refuse to leave a location, yet won't actively fight. Gain compliance with these five strategies that will help you gain wrist and arm control, place a subject in the arresting position, and use a control hold. For the full story, read "Passive Resister Response." Photos courtesy of Michael Schlosser.
August 27, 2013
A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to alert consumers about fake products and help law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations. View several examples of fake police products, and then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Craig Crosby.
July 25, 2013
Too many officers try to handcuff a suspect while he or she is still fighting. Before you can handcuff a suspect, you must obtain control. Here are three techniques for when you're on your own (rear leg sweep), with a partner (rear takedown), or with a group of three or more officers (the swarm). Read our feature, "Closing the Gap," for the full story. Photos by Amaury Murgado.
July 10, 2013
The two officers of the Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit mostly cite mid-size truckers for an array of violations including a truck with a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical lines. View a gallery of some of the more unusual violations. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of TPD.
June 21, 2013
New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police Department's Metro Division took over patrol duties from the now-disbanded Camden Police Department on Wednesday. Officials promised more boots on the ground to deal with the crime-plagued city. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Henderson/Camden County.
May 2, 2013
We asked you to show us your "blue ink," and many of you responded with images of your law enforcement tattoos that carry a personal significance regarding a fallen partner, inspirational Biblical reference, or special accomplishment. Photos courtesy of PoliceMag.com readers.
November 21, 2012
Tattoos have become very popular in the law enforcement and military communities. Officers who get inked often choose a tattoo of something that has great meaning to them, such as family, their faith, or a close friend. View a few examples of tattoos. Photos courtesy of Steve Winterstein of Five-O Tattoo in Elburn, Ill.
November 7, 2012
Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.
October 9, 2012
If you find yourself against an MMA aficionado, you'll want to know how to get out of a choke hold. View detailed photos showing escape techniques to defend against the rear naked choke and the guillotine choke. Read our full article, "Choke Escapes." Photos by Jimmy Lee.
March 15, 2012
Many of the criminals now being released have learned to use small edged weapons in prison. Some of these inmates are very skilled at using these blades to slice and kill. Job one for a police officer is to not get cut and to stop the attack. After viewing these photos, read our full article, "Defending Against Small Edged Weapons."
February 7, 2012