Wait for It… 6 Ways to Endure a Long Call

You’ve mostly likely had a call to “hurry up and wait”. You respond to the scene quickly and find that you have two tasks: stay safe but stay put. Your vigil can be the result of any number of circumstances — from an active shooter or hostage situation to a stakeout or construction detail to a sniper post or secured position. These all require you to endure with alertness over a long span of time while negotiations are conducted, plans are made and resources assembled. This lack of action does not mean you will not feel exhaustion. Here are 6 things to put in place today for that future call: Continue reading Wait for It… 6 Ways to Endure a Long Call

Police Preppers: 10 Precautions You Should Take Today

In Law Enforcement, you never know when a typical day will suddenly go south. A simple stop at a convenience store might turn into a full-on, hand-to-hand ambush. A call-out on a rural, icy back road might spin into hours stranded in the snowy night. In addition to the usual lists of gear and training, here is a checklist of 10 precautions (some obvious, some not) that you should definitely consider: Continue reading Police Preppers: 10 Precautions You Should Take Today

5 Crucial Factors of Archiving Body-Worn and Vehicle Camera Videos

evidence-webA lot of focus in the media goes to the capture of video from body-worn cameras (BWC) and in-car cameras by public safety professionals. Not nearly as much attention is given to how videos are archived. Unlike personal video, video public safety professionals capture is evidence and needs to be handled as such. Even if you are not in Law Enforcement, your video might become crucial to a case. Sometimes overlooked, video is also an invaluable training tool that lets others experience unique incidents in a first-person view. Here are 5 factors that must be considered when creating your video archiving program: Continue reading 5 Crucial Factors of Archiving Body-Worn and Vehicle Camera Videos

Bates Launches Athletic, Lightweight Tactical Footwear

SRT-7 Product ShotBates SRT and SRT-7 offer a new generation of footwear for public service professionals. Designed with action-contoured DuraFLEX instead of conventional leather uppers, these boots and shoes move faster and take corners sharper, just like high performance athletic shoes. Continue reading Bates Launches Athletic, Lightweight Tactical Footwear

6 Things to Consider When Presenting a Body-Worn Camera Program for Funding

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) have permeated public safety and not something to be taken lightly. CA014AF14H139Departments, especially small ones, are scrambling to consider the positives and negatives of their use, the scale of their deployment and what impacts these tools will have on their communities. Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Presenting a Body-Worn Camera Program for Funding

New Body Worn and Dash Cameras

CA015AF14C139Start the New Year strong with a new body camera and dash camera. The Bureau of Justice Administration estimates that between 4,000 and 6,000 law enforcement agencies are planning to adopt or already adopted body worn cameras. Both of these pieces of equipment help make law enforcement officers’ jobs easier. Below are some of the top sellers to help you decide if you’re looking to get an upgrade this year. Continue reading New Body Worn and Dash Cameras

Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?

Tommie Copper is a notable brand of compression apparel that is Tommie Copper 4infused with copper and designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Unlike most compression wear, Tommie Copper promotes the idea of comfortable compression wear. Tommie Copper compression wear bridges the gap between athletic use and pain relief in overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?

Bates Individual Comfort System

Bates 1Not all people walk in the same way; some people walk with an outward or inward tilt. If you’re one of these people, you may find your shoes uncomfortable. If you find your shoes uncomfortable after work and everyday activities, you may be wearing shoes designed for someone with a different walk. Many footwear companies will try and compensate for this by stiffening up a portion of the shoe where a person is over compensating their step. Locking the buyer into whatever state the footwear is designed for, no matter what their personal walk is. Those who spend large amount on their feet know how crucial comfortable footwear is and the difference a good shoe can make. Continue reading Bates Individual Comfort System

Ways to Thank First Responders

SR792BF12F010As the holiday season quickly approaches, remember to thank those who perform necessary but often under-appreciated jobs. First responders are known to have one of the most straining jobs, taking a toll on the responder’s moral. Giving thanks is a great way to show first responders how much you care about their work for the community. Even a small amount of gratitude can help these responders through a difficult time and push them into a positive state of mind. Continue reading Ways to Thank First Responders