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.
The first-ever rail-mounted pepper spray gives law enforcement the ability to instantly use lethal or non-lethal response to a threat. It mounts on a Picatinny rail and has the ability to spray in short bursts or a continuous stream at any angle with 360-degree range.
For the week of January 10, Dave Smith discusses the Detroit police chief's announcement that he believes responsible citizens should be legally armed, the release of a video depicting a fatal officer-involved shooting, cold weather safety tips, and this week's Not Today.