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Beacon-4-Life Warning Beacon/Flashlight

The Beacon-4-Life from Life Safety Lighting was created by a first responder to provide advance warning of an emergency scene using safer and eco-friendly state-of-the-art LED lighting technology.

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2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.

Louisiana Officer Shot at Traffic Stop Expected to be Okay

An officer with the Grand Coteau (LA) Police Department was treated for minor injuries after coming under gunfire during a traffic stop on Wednesday night.

2019 in Review: American Police Officers Under Fire From All Angles

I try really hard to have a positive outlook. However, by all accounts, the year 2019 was an especially brutal one for law enforcement in America, so this year's final column is going to be unapologetically reflective of this undeniable fact.

Team Wendy Launches New CloudLine Helmet Liner

Team Wendy has announced the immediate availability of the CloudLine System, a new drop-in helmet liner designed for exceptional comfort while upholding high safety standards.

Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

The holidays offer myriad opportunities for officers to interact with the public in a positive and inspirational way. However, the season also holds the same perils officers face during the rest of the year—and potentially some heightened dangers due to holiday revelry and winter weather. Here's a quick recap of some of the things to watch out for.

Officer Safety: Preventing Murders on Traffic Stops

On any call, always remember that you don’t know who the subjects are, and that’s dangerous.

IACP 2019: CentralSquare Working to Improve Officer Response Times and Officer Safety

"Officers are safer if we can get them out of their field software as fast as possible," Seoane adds. He explains that if officers are not looking at their screens, their situational awareness is enhanced. And the public is safer if officers and other public safety professionals can respond more quickly.

7 More Tips for Off-Duty Officer Safety

Several recent events served as a reminder that off-duty officers risk coming under attack, as well as coming into contact with crimes in progress while not in uniform. Here are seven thoughts on staying safe when you're not on the job.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Opens Fire on Intruder in his Home

An off-duty officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department reportedly responded to the sound of an intruder in his home and opened fire on the suspect.