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April 07, 2014
5.11 Tactical and ChromaFlex: A high-tech alternative to metal and embroidered badges Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

5.11 Tactical and ChromaFlex: A high-tech alternative to metal and embroidered badges

More than merely a clever way to sell a lot of 5.11 uniform shirts, the new ChromaFlex badges from 5.11 Tactical solve some of the problems associated with traditional metal and embroidered badges - Full Story
April 07, 2014
Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why the Model 1911 still belongs in police work

When a fellow officer sees a proven, competent officer packing a cocked and locked .45 Model 1911, they know they’re dealing with a warrior who strives for the best performance in all things - Full Story
April 04, 2014
15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

If an active shooter is not stopped as they progress through the first four phases, the only way they can be stopped is by my version of gun control during the fifth phase — here’s my definition of gun control - Full Story
March 28, 2014
Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths

Alarmed by an increase in opiate drug overdose fatalities, officers in some police departments are carrying and administering antidotes on the scene to stem drug deaths in their communities - Full Story
March 28, 2014
How you can make private security partners a big police asset Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How you can make private security partners a big police asset

ILEETA presenter explains why not tapping into information from private security personnel is like leaving money on the table - Full Story
March 28, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: The look every cop knows PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: The look every cop knows

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Sgt. Harmon Moss of the Omaha Nebraska... - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Thermal imaging technology as an iPhone accessory? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Thermal imaging technology as an iPhone accessory?

Incorporating the FLIR ONE thermal imager — expected to cost about $350 — onto the iPhone we’re already carrying around might make a lot of sense - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Could a ‘Heads-Up Display’ in squad cars save lives? John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

Could a ‘Heads-Up Display’ in squad cars save lives?

A HUD projects vital information from a source onto a clear surface so the operator does not have to move his or her eyes away from a focal point - Full Story
March 20, 2014
2 new ways to save your partner (or yourself) from a gunshot wound Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

2 new ways to save your partner (or yourself) from a gunshot wound

Modern training teaches people to stay in the fight, getting the victim to stay operational until the threat is neutralized, but blood loss is more a matter of biology - Full Story
March 20, 2014
How local and state cops fit into counterterrorism PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How local and state cops fit into counterterrorism

While we will always need to train to respond to an attack, we will be much more effective by conducting proactive investigations — investigations which begin with learning the pre-attack indicators of terrorists - Full Story



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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief