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No one handgun fits every police officer or shooter. Like height and waist size, hand size and individual finger length vary greatly. Hand strength is also inconsistent, so any agency that attempts to buy one gun to fit every member...Read more
We live in an age exploding with new technology. Just a little over a decade ago, most of us in law enforcement were doing our best to adapt to the new marvels of cell phones, laptop computers, e-mail and access...Read more
Last issue, I discussed why police patrol rifles should be standard patrol equipment ("The Long Guns, Part 1," p. 58). This issue I'll address implementation considerations: deployment, training, ammunition selection, weapon selection, sight systems and accessories.Read more
With modern video-based simulation systems, the possibilities are nearly endless, and when used within their limitations, these systems are excellent. But like so many training technologies, they are a dual-edged sword. If used properly and appropriately, they can be a...Read more
Technology is a great thing. Who would have thought 100 years ago that we would be able to send human beings through outer space, communicate over wireless networks and tape record our favorite television shows to view at a later...Read more
One moment the officer stood in the classic field-interview stance asking for some identification. When the subject reached for his back pocket, the officer didn't think anything was unusual and mentally OKayed the movement. Unfortunately, as the hand came back...Read more