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Q&A: Axon's Rick Smith on the End of Deadly Force

Q&A: Axon's Rick Smith on the End of Deadly Force

Axon CEO Rick Smith is known for thinking and speaking about the next generation of technology. Now he is predicting that less-lethal weapons can almost eliminate fatal officer-involved shootings by 2030.

October 17, 2019

A 2030 Vision

A 2030 Vision

Can less-lethal weapons advance to the point that police can use them instead of deadly force? Axon's Rick Smith believes they can.

October 7, 2019

Body-Worn Cams: Making Sure You Get the Video

Body-Worn Cams: Making Sure You Get the Video

Many of the most innovative features on the current generation of law enforcement body-worn camera systems are all about ensuring the evidence is captured as accurately as possible, that it can be integrated with other video capture systems, and it can be redacted.

April 7, 2016

IACP 2014: Report from the Aisles

IACP 2014: Report from the Aisles

Here's a look at wearable video systems and officer-worn evidence capture equipment as well as some of the other cool products at IACP 2014.

December 2, 2014

A Use-of-Force Continuum for Dealing with Dogs

A Use-of-Force Continuum for Dealing with Dogs

If the owner or another person known to the dog is not available, you may be able to gain the dog’s acceptance by softening your approach. Dog experts recommend you stop moving toward the dog, assume a bladed stance sideways to the dog, and avoid eye contact, while talking to him in a strong, reassuring tone. This may have a calming effect that will allow you to safely conduct your business and leave.

November 4, 2014

Will On-Body Kill In-Car Video?

Will On-Body Kill In-Car Video?

Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.

October 16, 2013

TASER X2: Double Shot

TASER X2: Double Shot

TASER International's X2 is a two-shot ECD with dual laser aiming and visible warning arc.

June 6, 2011

Less-Lethal Launchers: Reaching Out and Punching Someone

Less-Lethal Launchers: Reaching Out and Punching Someone

Today, police have a wide variety of tools and munitions for exerting less-lethal force on individuals at greater and greater distances. Extended range less-lethal impact weapons have been refined to the point that they are both accurate and extremely effective when deployed correctly.

March 15, 2011

TASERs Can Prevent Another Rodney King Incident

TASERs Can Prevent Another Rodney King Incident

Back on March 3, 1991, when LAPD officer confronted the then very large and resistive Rodney King, one of the first tools they tried to use on him was a TASER. They shot him twice with it. To very little effect. And things went downhill and got out of control.

March 4, 2011

12 Great Holiday Gifts for Cops

12 Great Holiday Gifts for Cops

Once again, the editors of POLICE Magazine offer you our annual holiday gift guide. Note: We've allowed some inflation this year. The price limit for 2010 is $350 (Yes, we know. That's a substantial gift).

December 20, 2010

21st Century Riot Control Tools

21st Century Riot Control Tools

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

November 29, 2010

TASER X3: Three in One

TASER X3: Three in One

The three-shot TASER pistol marketed as the X3 has been one of the company's most secret projects. It's also been a product that cops have been requesting for years.

August 31, 2009

Turning Cops into Cameras

Turning Cops into Cameras

For some 15 years now, American police officers have been joined on patrol by in-car video systems that document their interaction with the public. Now, at least four companies have developed, are marketing, or plan to market body-worn video systems to law enforcement officers.

June 1, 2009

Crime Reporter

Crime Reporter

TASER International wants to give you the ability to show a jury or board of inquiry exactly what you saw on the street. That's the idea behind the company's TASERCAM and its soon to be launched Autonomous eXtended on-Officer Network (AXON).

July 1, 2008

Short Bursts

To be honest, I've never liked writing a hodge-podge of an editorial note. It's kind of a cheat. But I have a lot of things to talk about this month and, since this is my only platform to do it, I'm going to machine-gun some stuff at you.

July 1, 2005

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