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How To...Buy A Flashlight

A few pointers can help you find the best illumination tool to meet your needs on duty.

February 3, 2019

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

It's important to know what to look for if you suspect contact with fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid overdose include very small "pinpoint" pupils, slow heartbeat or low blood pressure, and being unresponsive.

August 30, 2018

How to Equip Patrol Cars

Most law enforcement agencies have been through the process of buying and equipping cars many times before. But just because you’ve done it before doesn’t mean you have to do it the same way every time. There are many choices when it comes to outfitting your patrol cars with lightbars, partitions, deck lights, and all the other accoutrements that make cruisers patrol ready. Maybe it’s time for your department to look into the different options.

April 1, 2005

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods

Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.

November 1, 2004

How to Get Promoted

People have their own opinions about what makes a good cop and what constitutes a successful law enforcement career. Most people agree that moving up the ranks is a good indicator of success. For those of you who are looking to add some stripes to your uniform, here’s some advice from people who have been there.

April 1, 2004

How to...Buy a Mobile Command Unit

How to...Buy a Mobile Command Unit

They may seem like big, expensive hunks of metal on wheels, but many agencies have come to realize that mobile command vehicles offer many advantages for the cost.

August 1, 2003

How to...Purchase Patrol Cars

How to...Purchase Patrol Cars

You know your agency needs patrol cars, and that some new ones show up every year or so, but you might not be aware of the intricacies of the process. Keeping that process running smoothly could mean the difference between patrolling by car and walking your beat.

July 1, 2003

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

February 1, 2003

How to...Acquire AEDs

How to...Acquire AEDs

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) now come in portable versions that can be carried in patrol cars and used to shock a person's heart into beating again. Although ambulances are equipped with these devices, you, as a first responder, will probably get to a person suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) before EMTs can respond. And certainly before the patient can get to a hospital with a crash cart.

January 1, 2003

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