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Author: Law Officer

Letters: Response to Night-Vision Article

After reading Steve Ashley's article "Seeing Green" (August, p. 68), I want to clear up a few misconceptions about night-vision equipment. As a retired police chief, I am familiar with limited budgets, increased responsibility and workload challenges. It's important that the facts are straight so that law enforcement can make informed decisions and not waste precious time and resources.

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Shots Fired

The patrol carbine is becoming a standard piece of equipment for law enforcement. In use with some agencies for decades, many law enforcement administrators have come to recognize the need for first responders to have immediate access to a long gun capable of precise accuracy at distances far greater than the handgun. When criminals direct gunfire toward officers and citizens, officers don't have time to wait for specialized teams to bring better guns. You have what you need, or you don't.

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Help Them Understand

This month, I want to share with you one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned both in life and law enforcement. Admittedly, I should have discovered this “secret” long before I did, and I hope that it will help you find success in your personal and professional efforts. If you have either children or subordinates, you’ll probably pick up on the basic concept much quicker than those who do not.

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Records Management System

Individual officers & management commonly throw these questions out when asked about how their agency's records are stored & used.

A records management system (RMS) is basically a data-storage system for many different types of records. It s easy to see how access to this vast library of information could affect many different facets of our profession and ultimately help us provide more efficient service to our personnel and the communities we serve. But how do we store this information? And once it's stored, how do we search it?

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Third Degree: The 90-Two & Px4 Storm Pistols

Pietro Beretta S.P.A. is the world's oldest firearms manufacturer. In existence almost since the invention of the gun, Beretta offers a wide range of firearms for both sporting and defensive purposes. Probably best known for its high-end sporting shotguns, Beretta also supplies small arms to many of the world s armies and police agencies, including the U.S. military. The Beretta 92F 9mm pistol remains the official issue handgun for U.S. forces serving around the world. Rumors abound regarding its replacement; nevertheless, Beretta recently announced a new U.S.

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