Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.
July 25, 2014
Officers have come to rely on both their in-car and portable radios for critical intelligenc. Here's a look at some trends in police communications today and some evolving technologies that will radically change them in the near future.
June 22, 2014
Last April 19, Revere, Mass., Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli was leading the North Metro SWAT team as it participated in a massive manhunt. Units from federal, state, and local agencies—including North Metro SWAT—were literally going street to street and even building to building searching for the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.
April 3, 2014
A good helmet is an essential piece of kit for any tactical operator. The helmets of today are lighter, stronger, provide better protection, are customizable, and are comfortable. Team Wendy's Exfil LTP Tactical Bump Helmet fits all of these criteria.
March 28, 2014
Upon their crossing, the trackers noticed that leaves blanketing the side of a steep hill had been disturbed. Regrouping with his K-9, Pagerly gave him the search command and released him again. Jynx appeared to immediately find an odor and began moving rapidly up hill and toward Hawk Mountain Road.
March 26, 2014
Has Miranda v. Arizona adversely affected criminal justice and public safety? Miranda has resulted in the inability to clear a quarter-million homicides, 1 million rapes, 5 million robberies, and 9 million aggravated assaults.
March 11, 2014
You want to be as prepared as possible to use less-lethal devices during call-outs. But if you could limit the cost and danger needed to train in their use, why wouldn't you? That's the idea behind Defense Technology's Low Roll Training Simulator Starter Kit.
January 6, 2014
Gerber has deemed the Downrange Tomahawk a "three tiered" breaching tool. The axe head serves as a hammer, chopper, and leverage point for prying.
December 23, 2013
If you're looking for a tactical or military boot with a minimalist feel but still need the protection and durability that Danner is well known for, these just might be what you're looking for.
April 25, 2013
As tactical situations demand the most out of a team, it's important to find gear that will help get the job done, ensuring clear communication, comfort, and resilience.
March 24, 2013
Gonzalez glanced back in Anderson's direction a second time. "Aw, shit!" he said, his facial expression leaving no doubt as to the sincerity of the sentiment. And with that, he tossed his soda on the ground and took off running around the corner and southbound on Adams Street.
February 15, 2013
POLICE Magazine asked some of the officers of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department's Rapid Response Team to review and rate their riot apparel, footwear, and turtle gear.
December 17, 2012
The vast majority of working law enforcement officers in the United States support the Second Amendment right to bear arms and plan to vote for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this fall. That's the findings of a survey conducted by POLICE Magazine this summer.
September 12, 2012
The Aurora incident drives home the need to train today's first responders in medical response and triage. In a mass shooting there will be many victims with traumatic injuries and there will be a need to prioritize victims and administer advanced first aid.
August 17, 2012
Last month the Defense Department cut off a very valuable resource for many of the nation's 17,000 law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon's 1033 program provides cash-strapped police and sheriff's departments with free military surplus.
July 10, 2012