Gold Badge of Service Award

Law Officer presented its first-ever Gold Badge of Service Award to 5.11 Tactical Company. Established this year, the magazine s annual award recognizes a company that best demonstrates a model of commitment and service to the public safety community. Dale Stockton,...

Get Inside Their Heads

You're a computer forensic examiner for your department, working on a network intrusion case. The evidence you extract from several computers and firewall logs clearly shows the suspect broke through the victim company's defenses and accessed proprietary...

Industry News

Dave Spaulding, Law Officer’s Firearms columnist, will conduct two seminars geared toward law enforcement next month at the SHOT Show in Orlando, Fla. Titled “Developing the Combative Mind,” each seminar will cover what it means to have a combative mind and how it...

Safety Tip: Searching with the Muzzle

Officer safety isn't only about not getting hurt in a fight it extends to surviving the aftermath and avoiding an aftermath at all if it s not necessary. The latter is the subject here. Years ago, I was taught at the Smith & Wesson Academy (then under the...

Smart Cars, Part 1

No matter what type of patrol vehicle you drive, it’s almost a certainty the vehicle was derived from a production-based civilian model. In most cases, that isn’t a bad thing because your vehicle has benefited from billions of dollars of research and millions of miles...

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