With this device, law enforcement professionals can now record – and then transmit – high resolution Gen Three images or video over any 3G network in any light condition.
Archives for July 2012
Most cops wear body armor when on duty, but what about eye armor?
One of the most vulnerable parts of your body are your eyes. Not only are they soft tissue that provide little protection for your brain, they are also the single largest information source for the human body in combat. Lose your vision, and your odds of surviving hostile action decrease dramatically.
I’ve added a number of new law enforcement articles from our friends at Police & Security News. They are:
- In Pursuit of the Ultimate Retention Holster by Captain Mike Boyle
- The Pros and Cons of Small Hanguns by Walt Rauch
- The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Remembrance by James Post
- Police Created Exigent Circumstances by Larry Holtz
Make sure you check those out. I will also be adding more great content from these guys in the coming weeks.
Want to build your own custom Benchmade Griptilian knife? Benchmade makes it possible for you to build a knife using different colored handles, blade edges, metals, liners, clips and even custom lasermarks.
Law enforcement officers deal with all types of people. Considering the hearing impaired make up nearly 10% of the US population, learning the best way to interact with the deaf and hard of hearing seems like a reasonable thing to do.
Any time there is some type of high-profile case, department use of force policies can be called into question. While reviewing all of our policies on a regular basis make good sense, politically-sensitive law enforcement administrators making changes in a knee-jerk fashion is often done without regard to the realities of the street. In other words, bad press can lead to bad policies.
Take, for example, recent changes in the use of force policy at Las Vegas Metro PD.
Does your department deploy less lethal munitions? Considering it? If so, you better read Aaron’s article on less lethal specialty impact munitions (SIMs).
Aaron covers all of the essential information regarding the use of SIMs including:
What the Police Would Like the Public to Know
Your 5 year old kid getting pushed down by another 5 year old kid is NOT a police matter; talk to the other kid’s parents, not the police.
If your kid won’t do his homework or do his chores, 911 is not the answer.
If a cop causes a car accident, we usually get a ticket, and sometimes we get suspended. When is the last time you got 3 days off (without pay) for rear-ending a guy at Wal-Mart ?
If you think you can fan all the pot smoke out of the car before we smell it, good luck.
We know you’ve had more than two beers. When I’ve had two beers, I didn’t hit six parked cars, drive my car through the front doors of a Toys-R-Us, piss my pants or pass out at a traffic light.
An in-depth review of the ITW FastMag magazine pouches is now posted in the gear review section of the site. Aaron put together a great evaluation of the FastMag including detailed photos and a video.
I’ve got a couple of FastMag pouches here at the office that I need to put through their paces. Aaron’s video convinced me that I definitely need to give these a serious shot at replacing my standard nylon pouches. They are obviously faster and look to be just as secure.
Take a look at the review and let us know what you think.