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Duty Flashlight Selection for the Patrol Officer

By Eugene Nielsen

Although the flashlight may appear to be a relatively simple tool, there are a number of things that need to be considered when selecting a flashlight. Consider how it will be used—even in police use.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Dec 2015)
 

Basic Instincts of the Police

By McBride, JT

Are patrol officers given enough of the right tools?

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2015)
 

Duty Flashlight Selection for the Patrol Officer

 

Although the flashlight may appear to be a relatively simple tool, there are a number of things that need to be considered when selecting a flashlight. Consider how it will be used—even in police use.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2015)
 

Six Tips to Improve Operations

By Cameron, Stuart

The answer to decreasing budgets and increasing demands is in the hands of today’s police executives. Here are six positive steps to improving any agency.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2014)
 

Ruggedized Tablets for Patrol and TacOps

By Susan Geoghegan

Today’s police officer requires a computer that is both compact and rugged. While a tablet PC offers greater mobility than a laptop, it also presents certain challenges. Among these are the lack of a traditional keyboard, shorter battery life, the durability to withstand harsh conditions, and the robust processing power needed to run multiple applications from a police car. As agencies segue from laptops to the enhanced mobility of tablet PCs, industry leaders continue to address these challenges. A broad spectrum of semi- and fully rugged tablets are now available, with user-friendly touchscreens and optional keyboards, high-performance processing systems, and extended battery life.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2014)
 

Applying the Right Tactic

By Cameron, Stuart

While most Active Shooter courses differ slightly in the specific tactics taught, all of them train patrol officers to recognize an Active Shooter situation and to rapidly take action to stop it without waiting for the arrival of SWAT teams. However, the use of rapid deployment tactics on a barricaded subject not actively harming people increases the risk of harm to all involved.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2014)
 

Patrol Use of Shields

By Bevan, Melanie, Lord, Robert

The more shields that can be deployed to the field, the more likely one will be available when seconds matter. Agency leaders should begin to categorize ballistic shields for their patrol officers as a necessary and required component in their everyday arsenal of tools available to maintain a safer and more effective police force.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2014)
 

I Know Everything... and Only Me

By Ed Sanow

Don't be that instructor.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Intrepid Networks STING Mobile App

By Yesenia Salcedo

Designed for situational awareness in real time and to address communication issues during operations, the foundation of the suite is integrating officer positions and information gathering into a single mobile application. STING provides a live common operating picture for the entire response team to view. The app is suitable for SWAT, narcotics, vice, surveillance, mobile field force and advanced traffic/patrol units. STING can also benefit any integrated response team.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)
 

Old Advice for New Sergeants

By Albert Varga

Street smarts and book learning come together in the position of sergeant. Here are tips for the first line supervisor.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2012)
 
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