POLICE Magazine - July 2013

COVER STORY

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

By Mark W. Clark
The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

Features:

Warm Weather Wear  

With increased heat in the summer months, law enforcement uniform manufacturers are creating products specifically for the season or adjusting their current products to be used universally.

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable  

Since the NIJ-6 standard was issued, both law enforcement uniform and body armor manufacturers have been looking for new methods of making ballistic-resistant soft body armor that meets the dictates of the standard, but is also thinner, lighter, and more thermally bearable.

What to Look for When Buying a Holster  

There are two requirements for every holster. Number one, a holster needs to keep a pistol secure when it is not needed. Number two, a holster has to let the wearer get to his or her weapon fast when it is needed.

Columns:

Raise Your Honor High  

Ah, but the healing is a wonderful thing to see. Daily, each of you earn more and more and more honor for us all. Your courage, your actions, your compassion, is an hourly ratcheting up of our honor.

On-Body Video: The Future of Policing Arrives  

The rules of the game may be changing. Forward-looking agencies embrace new technology at about the same time as the rest of society. That seems to be the case with on-body video systems.

America's Maritime Cops  

For more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has served diligently every day as America's leading maritime law enforcement agency.

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