Technology

  • Colt’s XSE Commander lives up to its legacy

    In my latest firearms adventure, I tested Colt’s 04012XSE Commander, a 4.25-inch barrel version of the M1911 style .45 ACP handgun. My Commander shot well, handled well and was equally at home for uniform and non-uniform duty. Colt has a reputation...

    Article • January 12th, 2012

  • Laser grips elevate night vision

    In the July issue of LET I wrote that night vision equipment provides our law enforcement officers with tactical advantages. (Read “IR aiming lasers: a love story” in LET July 2011, Page 50 or online at www.officer.com/10283478.) At this point in...

    Article • December 20th, 2011

  • Never-before-seen photos

    2011 photo collection: From massive tac vehicles charging through mud puddles to candid shots of officers on the beat

    Article • December 17th, 2011

  • Officer Radio Recap: Social Media & LE

    A couple of weeks ago, Officer.com Editor-in-Chief Frank Borelli graciously invited me on the Officer.com radio show to talk social media. We covered a lot over that 45-minute discussion, on many different topics of interest to police.

    Article • December 6th, 2011

  • Officer Radio 11-17-11: LE & Social Media

    Join host Frank Borelli and special guest, social media expert Christa Miller, as they discuss all the various aspects of social media including the personal and professional implications of its potential uses.

    Podcast • December 6th, 2011

  • Florida Deputy Uses Facebook to End Standoff

    The man eventually left the shed at the request of Cpl. Art Morrison II.

    News • November 17th, 2011

  • New Texas Police Drone Could Carry Weapons

    the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle could be used in hunting criminals who are running from police or assessing a scene where SWAT team officers are facing an active shooter.

    News • October 31st, 2011

  • From theory to practice

    An innovative combination of training and education at an Illinois facility is prepared to fill the needs of future law enforcement trainees

    Article • October 27th, 2011

  • Cygnus Law Enforcement Group's 2011 Innovation Awards

    The most innovative products from the previous year

    Article • October 23rd, 2011

  • Cold hits

    In Missouri, the Kansas City Police Department’s (KCPD’s) cold case squad and crime laboratory, with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, form a winning team. All three have been awarded National Institute of Justice DNA grants. Since January...

    Article • October 17th, 2011

  • Breaking the law: speeders or speed enforcers?

    Recent media attention across the United States has people chattering about photo enforcement. Although speed and red light cameras (the most prevalent of photo enforcement) have been in use for decades, recent controversies have pitted law enforcers...

    Article • October 17th, 2011

  • What’s your rescue IQ?

    Search and rescue (SAR) is a unique calling. There isn’t a single skill set appropriate for these missions. A technical rescue team, capable of plucking a victim off a high mountain would differ in composition and expertise from a team designed to cover...

    Article • October 17th, 2011

  • Officer Radio Discusses Communications

    Officer.com Editor Frank Borelli spoke with a veteran law enforcement officer who told him that officers need to stay alert and now be quick to turn to their true police skills.

    News • October 14th, 2011

  • Video: Fla. Officers Save Boy From Under Car

    Florida Officers Rescue Boy Trapped Under Car

    News • September 30th, 2011

  • Wis. Town Settles Lawsuit Filed by Police Dispatcher

    A lawsuit filed by a former New Berlin dispatcher after her personal medical and financial information was revealed by a New Berlin police detective has been settled, her attorney said Monday.

    News • September 20th, 2011

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