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The Future of Police Radio

The Future of Police Radio

Why is LMR still front and center, with broadband LTE just around the corner? A number of factors help to explain it. Some have to do with the nature of police operations, while others reflect realities around such issues as cost and infrastructure.

September 4, 2018

Matching Night Vision Gear to Your Mission
School Shootings: Time to Show Some Muscle

School Shootings: Time to Show Some Muscle

Deterrence is not just a matter of having sworn officers in the schools; it's having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

March 1, 2018

LEOs Repair Officers' Homes Damaged in Disasters

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, outside agencies and members of the community stepped up to lend a hand to officers whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

November 22, 2017

Hurricane Heroes

Hurricane Heroes

When multiple hurricanes brought flooding and destruction in August and September, law enforcement officers mobilized to rescue residents and maintain order in the hard-hit areas of Texas, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

November 3, 2017

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.

July 17, 2014

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

March 4, 2014

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier

Few advancements in law enforcement technology have had more impact nationwide than electronic citation. The technology has been on line a little more than a decade, and e-citation systems are now in use by federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. And they all sing its praises.

September 27, 2013

Off-Duty Florida  Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Stops Gunman From Killing More

On July 25, Sgt. Kristin Shiner was relaxing at home. However, when she heard shots fired near her house, she quickly switched modes and successfully kept an armed neighbor who'd killed a door-to-door salesman from continuing to shoot.

December 18, 2012

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.

April 3, 2012

Shots Fired: Volusia County, Florida 11/26/2011

Shots Fired: Volusia County, Florida 11/26/2011

It was the prospect for violence that found Volusia County, Fla., Dep. John Braman pulling up short of a single-story house in Deltona on the morning of Nov. 26, 2011. He'd driven there in the hopes of finding Corey Reynolds.

March 13, 2012

Wireless Surveillance: A Force Multiplier

Wireless Surveillance: A Force Multiplier

The Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department's point-to-point wireless network replaced a limited wireless public video surveillance system. The system surmounted topography hurdles to ensure a clear line of sight for multiple cameras back to a single collection point.

July 15, 2011

Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010

Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010

At the sight of the man with the gun, word spread quickly throughout the building, reaching Mike Jones, chief of safety, security, and police for Bay District Schools, who was in his fourth floor office. Running downstairs, Jones arrived to find Clay A. Duke casually swinging the barrel of his gun back and forth at the men assembled frozen before him.

May 17, 2011

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009

Kentin Dion Brooks' life had spun out of control long before his car did. Pinellas County Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming's only misgiving about the tactics of the incident was the relative proximity of Brooks' vehicle to the deputies' cars at the terminus of the pursuit. But even this is understandable given the speeds and the officers' needs to react to its sudden conclusion.

March 23, 2011

Boca Raton Officer Pulls Woman from Burning Car
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