POLICE Magazine - March 2013

COVER STORY

Less-Lethal Weapon Options

By Amaury Murgado
At present, less-lethal weapons are a fact of life. It's hard to find an agency that doesn't use at least one in one form or another. With technology advances being what they are, there are more options today than ever before. Let's look at some of the available technologies and how they make a difference.

Features:

10 Great LE Mobile Apps  

It's difficult to find a police officer—or a person, for that matter—who doesn't use a smartphone or tablet today. While these ubiquitous devices can be used to communicate, watch movies, and play games, they have also become serious work tools that many officers depend on.

Tactical Headsets: 2013  

As tactical situations demand the most out of a team, it's important to find gear that will help get the job done, ensuring clear communication, comfort, and resilience.

Trends In Tactical Headsets  

The evolution of tactical headsets has been a significant one. Within the past couple of years alone, we've seen great improvements in technology that affect some of the most important functions of a good unit: strong sound quality, comfort, and resilience.

Social Media Ridealongs  

Not only do social media help agencies establish better community ties, they also provide them with auxiliary networks of support personnel, informants, and sympathetic witnesses.

20 Things You Need to Know About Night Vision  

Night vision tools are less ubiquitous in law enforcement, but as prices fall, they are becoming more common. Yet many law enforcement officers are still confused about what night vision can and can't do and what they need to know before buying it.

Columns:

Death Benefits  

The Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act was signed into law in 1976, and it codified a means for the families of fallen law enforcement officers to file claims with the Department of Justice for financial assistance.

You Said What?  

One of the first things that becomes apparent when I review dash cam footage of incidents is how much vulgarity spurts out of our little brains under stress. It has long been said the last two words on the black box recorder from crashed aircraft are "Oh shit!"

Chris Dorner: The Injustice Collector  

Southern California cop killer Christopher Dorner was an injustice collector. If you read his lengthy and rambling manifesto, you will see that he filed away every little slight, real or imagined, and compiled an enemies list of people he wanted to pay back.

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