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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

What Law Enforcement Officials Need During a Flu Pandemic

What is a pandemic exactly?

An influenza pandemic occurs when a new strand of the influenza virus comes out and the population has little to no immunity to it; and there is possibly no vaccine yet for it. The disease will spread quickly and cause illness or even death. A pandemic can spread across a country or even the globe very quickly. If there is an outbreak, law enforcement will play a critical role in the transportation of medical supplies, help vaccination efforts and assist in any disease containment orders that may occur. Continue reading What Law Enforcement Officials Need During a Flu Pandemic

3 Crucial Assets Every First Responder Should Have

During active shooter or mass casualty events, first responders and bystanders already on scene are often the only hope of saving lives. Each bleeding victim can die from blood loss in less than five minutes and cannot wait for an ambulance to arrive. Even after medical teams arrive, medics must still find and triage people they can safely access. Therefore, equipping as many people on scene as possible buys precious time and saves lives. Continue reading 3 Crucial Assets Every First Responder Should Have

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