Lt. Frank Borelli (ret) is the editorial director for the Cgynus Law Enforcement Group which encompasses Officer.com, Law Enforcement Technology magazine and Law Enforcement Product News. Frank has been producing equipment evaluations and articles for the police and military communities since 1999. Pulling on his 7 years of military service, about 30 years of police experience (so far) and over 20 years of instructor experience, he stays active in police work, training, and writing. Frank has had numerous books published which are available on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and other major retail outlets. If you have any comments or questions, you can contact him via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a patrol officer I was often envious of the helicopters that had infrared and thermal vision devices. It seemed a no-brainer to me that we’d catch a lot more bad guys who ran and hid from us if we could simply see them in the dark.
I received the following email. After reading it I was originally perplexed as to whether or not I should even reply, and if I did, what kind of response I should give. After thinking about it for about a day, I decided that I was going to reply.
It’s important to understand up front that I am not really an IWB holster fan. I never had a problem with it in my younger (skinnier) days, but now that I have to actually pay attention and work to keep the beltline from getting too padded...
You should be advised that this won’t be a typical review of a rifle. There won’t be any tests of accuracy, reliability, etc. This is a write up on a Tribute Rifle. That means it’s a collectible item and I’m not about to ruin its value by...
Whether we’re cutting barricade tape, rope, nylon webbing, clothes, seatbelts or (hopefully not) bad guys in a fight for our life, there is no denying that having a knife within easy reach and comfortably carried is a good thing.
Under no circumstances will this author EVER tell you to take an unnecessary risk or to ignore proper officer survival tactics; however, less-lethal weapons can offer us an opportunity to perform our duty while also minimizing force used.
The UP24 tracks not only the workouts that you enter into it, but how many steps per day you take and how many calories you burn, even at rest. The UP24 tracks not only how much food you take in each day but the quality and nutritional value of it.
I had put 150 rounds through converted rifles from two different manufacturers with identical reliability results and very similar accuracy results. I had to admit that my worries about .22lr conversion kits did not apply to this one.
Few things say, “That defendant is lying,” like a high quality video that shows the exact opposite of what the defendant just testified to. Convictions can be, and have been, won on such counter-evidence. Few things exonerate a law enforcement...
I realized exactly what it is those women were asking for: the removal of every legal barrier that might slow their children down from committing a crime. They want their children free to violate the law without fear of any type of punishment...
Hearing damage from exposure to loud noise is not only caused by sonic impact directly onto the ear drum but also is caused by sonic impact on the bone structure of the head. The end result, over time, is unavoidable hearing loss. Enter the IROC Tac. MD.
When I first saw the Ballistic Crosshairs I wondered about their applicability for law enforcement and/or military work. Certainly they looked sleek and cool but what about wrap around protection? What about impact protection? What about functionality?
Few things exonerate a law enforcement professional from a false accusation of unnecessary force better than a high quality video that demonstrates how the officer (often) didn’t even use as much force as could have been justified.