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The Detroit Blues

The Detroit Blues

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

October 10, 2013

The Officer Survival Creed

The Officer Survival Creed

"The will to survive, to survive the attack, must be uppermost in my mind. Therefore, preparation and not paranoia is the key to my survival. To survive I must be aware, be alert, be confident, be deceptive, be decisive, and be ready. I must expect the unexpected and do the unexpected."

March 20, 2013

A New Era of Gear for Motor Cops

A New Era of Gear for Motor Cops

A group of motorcycle equipment companies are providing next-gen gear including Kevlar apparel, modular helmets, and Touring boots that better protects motor officers from the hazards of two-wheel enforcement.

January 23, 2013

Spillman Adds Violent Offender File

Spillman Adds Violent Offender File

Law enforcement agencies who use Spillman Technologies' software for computer-aided dispatch and data sharing will soon receive a free update that incorporates the FBI's planned "violent offender" file.

June 1, 2012

Code 3: The Hazards of Friendly Police Units

Code 3: The Hazards of Friendly Police Units

Hazards from other responding units include a neurological response known as "auditory exclusion" that may limit the officer's ability to hear another unit's sirens.

July 11, 2011

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer

The ZG1400 Enforcer adds "drop bars" to protect the bike during cone-pattern training and cuts back to one battery to power its electronic police gear. The bike arrives with a radio kill switch so an officer can preserve battery life when booking a subject or processing a DUI.

March 10, 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

Officer Safety: Wristband Handcuff Key

Officer Safety: Wristband Handcuff Key

Viewing these photos, you can see how a detainee could quickly give himself an escape route from your cuffs, so you'll want to make sure you look for this during your thorough search.

October 13, 2010

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