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Ford Police Interceptors: Officer Protection

Ford Police Interceptors: Officer Protection

The next-generation Ford Police Interceptor is built to protect officers in the event of a crash, and engineered to help them avoid a crash before it happens. Source: Ford Motor Co.

March 7, 2011

Setcom Introduces Half Shell Helmet Communicator

Setcom Introduces Half Shell Helmet Communicator

The communications system, which can be added to most half-shell helmets, is designed with lightweight, UV-rated plastic and can be added as slide-up or snap-on option. It's compatible with Super Seer, Shoei and Bell brands.

February 25, 2011

The Hazards of Patrolling In Snow

The Hazards of Patrolling In Snow

Winter poses unique dangers for the patrol officer. Dealing with these threats is a matter of weather-proofing yourself both mentally and physically.

January 27, 2011

Texas Officers Defend Practice of Not Wearing Seatbelts

Law officers from a variety of Texas agencies told the Houston Chronicle that seat belts can hinder them, despite national highway statistics showing that many officers killed in vehicle accidents weren't wearing them.

March 3, 2010

Backing Up is Hard to Do

Ask risk managers to tell you what causes the majority of vehicular accidents, and they will all sing the same tune: "Backing Up Is Hard To Do."

June 1, 2006

Distracted Driving

The other day a friend of mine had a rear-ender on duty that was caused by his responding to his MDT (Mobile Distracting Terminal) or MDC (Moving Destruction Computer) or whatever they are called.

March 1, 2006

Street Survivors

While it’s outstanding to survive a crash, it’s even better to avoid one in the first place, and that’s where good training and situational awareness feature heavily. But carmakers and their design teams play a role in officer safety as well. Let’s take a look at what the Big 3 American police car manufacturers are doing to make their cars safer for the nation’s law enforcement personnel.

February 1, 2004

Rail Accident Sites Offer Serious Safety Hazards

On Sept. 28, 1989, a fire truck from the Catlett, Calif., Fire Department was struck by an Amtrak passenger train as the truck crossed a rural railroad right-of-way while responding to a vehicle fire. The truck was totally destroyed, and two firefighters aboard were killed.

June 1, 1996