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The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
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September 10, 2013
Body armor roundup: What's new in ballistic protection products? Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Body armor roundup: What's new in ballistic protection products?

Products which have come to market in the last few years are better, more protective, and lighter - Full Story
September 10, 2013
Body armor tech: Looking at the future of personal protection equipment Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Body armor tech: Looking at the future of personal protection equipment

Some of the new developments on the horizon include heat-resistant face paint, sponge-based body armor, and a new carrier design - Full Story
September 10, 2013
Vest For Life is saving LEOs' lives with donated body armor Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Vest For Life is saving LEOs' lives with donated body armor

As infuriating as it may be, many agencies don’t outfit their officers with body armor, causing officers to choose between buying proper ballistic protection and putting food on the family table - Full Story
September 10, 2013
PoliceOne Roundtable: What's new in NIJ .06 body armor? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

PoliceOne Roundtable: What's new in NIJ .06 body armor?

Now that the standard is well established and there are dozens of choices for purchase, we decided to connect with four industry experts to get a handle on what’s new in .06 body armor - Full Story
September 09, 2013
Fighting the good fight with moral clarity Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Fighting the good fight with moral clarity

You can sell your honor for a penny or a punch, but once it’s gone, you can’t buy it back for a million bucks - Full Story
September 06, 2013
Expectations and disappointments in police work Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

Expectations and disappointments in police work

“Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed.”
— Laurence Overmire - Full Story
September 05, 2013
Building an experience resume: Each contact has value PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Building an experience resume: Each contact has value

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
September 04, 2013
'Possum marksmanship' and 10 more proposed police medals Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

'Possum marksmanship' and 10 more proposed police medals

For those among us who were not destined for glory, I have some suggestions for decorations that can adorn our proud upper torso - Full Story
September 03, 2013
Weapon-mounted lights for patrol Mike Boyle - Firearms Training and Tactics

Weapon-mounted lights for patrol

The new generation of quick-on, quick-off WMLs offer extra visibility in a handy holster-fitted form - Full Story
September 03, 2013
The SIG P938 is reminiscent of the Star PD Andrew L. Butts - Firearms Evals

The SIG P938 is reminiscent of the Star PD

Today's peace officer or concealed carry holder has the choice of some truly excellent pistols that are perfect for backup or off-duty carry - Full Story



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Staying Oriented Staying Oriented
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Communications and Communicators Communications and Communicators
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