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
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
ArmStar's futuristic new stun weapon could make hands-on engagements with suspects really one-sided in your favor.
December 7, 2010
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
Less-lethal weapons containing capsaicin can give you the edge you need to end a confrontation without loss of life.
April 22, 2010
A SWAT team is called out to a barricade situation. A man holed up in his house claims to have a hostage, and negotiators are getting nowhere as the subject refuses to surrender. Now tactical teams can employ multiple less-lethal options to help end such a situation at different points throughout an incident without employing lethal force.
March 31, 2010
To adopt the preferred targeting zone, officers will need to train themselves to avoid center mass.
January 31, 2010
Here's a quick look at some of the latest and greatest products that caught the eyes of our staff as they walked the aisles of the show.
December 22, 2009
As technology has evolved, so too has the arsenal of weapons available to law enforcement. Firearms and batons have their place, but they aren't always the most effective tool for a given situation. Having a less-lethal option means you can possibly end a confrontation without lethal force.
September 18, 2009
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
The Rodney King incident still colors how the public views the use of batons. For that reason and others, some officers are reluctant to use the tool.
March 1, 2009
Perhaps nowhere in contemporary American society does the question of the right tool for the right job come into play more often than in matters of police use of force.
December 1, 2008
Read on for a sampling of impact projectiles available for law enforcement.
July 1, 2008
Both TREXPO's roots and its evolving focus were both evident in the product offerings at the West Coast edition of the conference held Feb. 19–22 in Long Beach, Calif. On the show floor of the Long Beach Convention Center, several new products made their debut and several others made their TREXPO debut.
April 1, 2008
Michael Teig, CEO of TigerLight, readily admits that the company's new T100 compact TigerLight was designed as a civilian self-defense tool, primarily for women. But he also believes the fist-sized LED flashlight and OC dispenser will be popular with on-duty law enforcement officers.
February 1, 2008