Technology Talk: The Evolution of the Law Enforcement Flashlight

As the needs of law enforcement officers have changed, the technology has also changed to meet those evolving needs. Many modern pieces of equipment look and perform differently than versions created 20 years ago. The evolution of these tools is worth examining, not only to review how law enforcement’s needs have changed, but also to … Continue reading Technology Talk: The Evolution of the Law Enforcement Flashlight

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An integral part of law enforcement training includes use-of-force simulators that enable officers to experience crisis situations and learn tactical strategies for responding to them. The theory behi...
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Law enforcement organizations are often on the investigation side of cyberthreats and cybercrime, but that is starting to change. Today, a variety of attacks could be exacted on a law enforcement orga...
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Research shows that one of the best ways to improve the bonds be-tween law enforcement agencies and the community members they serve is to foster more community involvement in crime reduction efforts....
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Despite huge advances in communications technology since the 1990s, the efficient flow of information to and between officers remains one of the largest challenges facing law enforcement agencies. Rad...
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On a typical summer day in Arizona, the Peoria Police Department impounded a vehicle for a traffic violation. After processing the impounded vehicle, Rick Hyde, the vehicle impound coordinator, sent a...