Plate Carrier Kits: 7 Reasons to Train with One TODAY

Designed to be donned quickly and protect the most vital organs against advanced threats, plate carriers have become a necessity to Law Enforcement. Although plate carriers seem pretty straightforward, they require some preparation and training. Here are 7 reasons why you can’t procrastinate on either: Continue reading Plate Carrier Kits: 7 Reasons to Train with One TODAY

Everybody Say Cheese: 10 Tips to a Successful Team Photo

Your team has trained and worked hard together to the point you are each other’s second family. It’s only natural to want a group photo to save for posterity, but sometimes no one wants to pay for a professional photographer. That means the job goes to the most photographically inclined person on the team. Granted, that person might only have a camera on their phone with little training. Or, that person might have a full-on DSLR camera and lighting set up for their side business with years of experience. Either way, if you find yourself with this daunting task, your main goal is to make a photo of which everyone will be proud. Our Marketing team has assembled 10 tips every level of photographer needs to keep in mind to capture that perfect photo. Continue reading Everybody Say Cheese: 10 Tips to a Successful Team Photo

Hint, Hint: 10 Gift Ideas for Public Safety Professionals

A common problem among Public Safety Professionals is that your loved ones don’t know enough about the Public Safety industry to choose a thoughtful gift. Here are 10 categories of gifts you can pass along to help your family and friends in their search: Continue reading Hint, Hint: 10 Gift Ideas for Public Safety Professionals

9 Tips to Make the Best of Working the Holidays

Working during the holidays is a fact of life with your profession. Holidays can include any special day: the big game, the season finale, the family milestone, etc. Even if you get the time off, a big event can result in you being recalled. While others get to spend time with their family and friends, you end up on the streets working calls – calls that are probably the worst ones of the year. Here are 9 tips to make the best of it: Continue reading 9 Tips to Make the Best of Working the Holidays

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