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Using a Reverse Auction To Buy Patrol Vehicles

Using a Reverse Auction To Buy Patrol Vehicles

The Chicago Police Department opted for a rarely used online "reverse auction" to acquire its new patrol vehicles for a good price. The department used the eBay-style auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility.

June 22, 2012

Video: Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

Video: Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

Handcuffing a suspect after asking him to place his hands on top of his head may look good on cop shows, but it puts you at greater risk. It may be effective to cover a suspect, but police combat trainer Lt. Kevin Dillon says it should be avoided for pat-downs and handcuffing.

September 29, 2011

Video: How to Handcuff on a Wall

Video: How to Handcuff on a Wall

Many law enforcement agencies have scrapped on-the-wall handcuffing from police-academy training. However, as with many police tactics, your ability to win comes down to your execution of a proven method. Lt. Kevin Dillon provides you that method in a tactics video, demonstrating two effective handcuffing strategies — one in space, and a second on the wall.

August 18, 2011

Driving In Nasty Weather

Driving In Nasty Weather

Weather is a hazard that must be managed by law enforcement officers, especially when driving patrol vehicles. Lt. Keith Wilson, who oversees the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, provided a few suggestions, so officer safety will be top of mind when operating your vehicle in nasty weather.

December 29, 2010

9 Ways to Improve Coordination With Helicopter Units
How to Become a Police Helicopter Pilot