Technology

  • Putting the ‘tact’ in tactical optics

    I believe I have the best job in the world. I get to meet really interesting people, shoot all the new products and write about my experiences. This October, I visited the folks at Leupold in Beaverton, Ore. My visit included a factory tour and a little...

    Article • March 22nd, 2011

  • How PowerPoint Kills Learning

    According to accepted brain science about how we do learn, most PowerPoint presentations impede the process. Chances are your PowerPoint is flat lining your learners' brains.

    Article • March 21st, 2011

  • Do you have the time?

    In my latest product trial, I tested the Timex Ironman Global Trainer, a product designed for endurance sport training. I thought it would be a good tool for search and rescue, and I was right. In fact, it turned out to be an outstanding general law...

    Article • March 17th, 2011

  • Click, you’re it

    It’s mid-afternoon on a Saturday as you cruise your patrol car through the parking lot of a strip mall. A small national chain store and several novelty shops offer sales to entice clientele, and the almost full parking lot shows the ads worked...

    Article • March 17th, 2011

  • Voice, video and data

    Ad hoc networks deliver Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice, video and data to users operating beyond the reach of traditional fixed-network infrastructures. Mobile ad hoc networks provide law enforcement with greater flexibility to update normal...

    Article • March 14th, 2011

  • Firearms Software

    Regarding the mastery of arms, if you are going to carry a firearm every day it behooves you to educate yourself.

    Article • March 10th, 2011

  • Gerber Option 60 Flashlight

    The Gerber Option 60. It'll take CR-123, AA or AAA batteries. How can you beat that?

    Article • February 25th, 2011

  • Confessions of a training instructor

    We have all been in class with “That Guy.” Admit it: odds are you have likely been “That Guy” at some point in your career. There are as many types of “That Guy” as there are people: the guy who shows up to class without the right equipment...

    Article • February 14th, 2011

  • Tech FYI

    You may have recently noticed within our pages a new tech mark in the form of little boxes with a grid of black and white triangular shapes. This is part of a new technological linking method known as mobile tagging. It works similarly to the scanners...

    Article • January 26th, 2011

  • Social crisis response

    What do more than 600 million Facebook users, 145 million Twitter users, and 488 million YouTube users mean for the incident command system? Plenty. An August 2009 survey of 1,058 adults, commissioned by the Red Cross, suggested that more people turn to...

    Article • January 25th, 2011

  • Money Making Money

    Websites are promoting Iraqi dinars as an easy way to make money; is it a sure thing or a sure bust?

    Article • January 24th, 2011

  • The software suggestion box

    We all recall the retail business mantra “the customer is always right.” Well, while this may not always be true, the customer today has a huge voice in how law enforcement products are designed.  Software is a prime example of this trend, and...

    Article • January 14th, 2011

  • Rifles on patrol

    History is not linear; it has a habit of circling back on itself. In the 1930s, violent bank robbery gangs armed with military automatic rifles and submachine guns murdered citizens and law enforcement officers, terrorizing the nation in the commission of...

    Article • January 13th, 2011

  • Officer Survival, Really?

    Recently a former police commander and criminal justice commander sent an email to Kevin Davis expressing her thoughts on today's police officers and training. She what she had to say and how Davis responds.

    Article • December 23rd, 2010

  • Are you ready for narrowbanding? Understanding the details

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rewritten Part 90 of the rules governing the operations of land mobile radio systems. The Commission has also set deadlines for radio equipment manufacturers to develop equipment that is capable of operating...

    Article • December 9th, 2010

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