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ToC Table of Contents


SPECIAL REPORT PUBLIC SAFETY APPS


36I 38I 42I 46I


Top 12 Public Safety Apps for 2016


While first responder jobs will never get any less perilous, today’s technology has made it so their jobs can be a little bit easier, and hopefully safer, too.


By Yesenia Duran


Motorola Devices and Apps at Rose Parade


Motorola Devices and Apps at the Rose Parade


UP-CLOSE TACTICAL OPTICS


Choosing a Patrol Rifl e Red Dot Optic


Researching the available options be- fore purchasing a red dot optic can en- sure getting the best optic for the task.


By Warren Wilson


Choosing Your Rifl e Scope


Riflescopes today are available with a wide variety of reticle designs, magni- fication levels, parallax adjustments, field of view, illumination—and at pric- ing that varies from very economical to incredibly expensive.


By Warren Wilson DEPARTMENTS


6 I On the Job By J.T. McBride


8 I Just Handed Down By Pam McDonald & Randy Means


10 I PSIT Solutions By Jennifer Gavigan


4 LAW and ORDER I April 2016


62 I Police Equipment News


63 I Advertisers Index


64 I Product Spotlight By Lt. Ed Sanow


Please Recycle This Magazine. Remove inserts before recycling.


TRENDING BICYCLE UNITS


50I 54I


Defensive and Force Tactics for Bicycle Patrol


While the friendly officer image of a bi- cycle patrol officer is great to have, no one should forget the law enforcement professional on a bicycle is first and fore- most a law enforcement professional.


By Martin Day


Training for Bike Unit Supervisors


Supervisors of bicycle units need to be familiar with three key areas to make timely, effective, and lawful decisions: 1) understanding law and policy, 2) understanding the capabilities of bike units, and 3) understanding crowds and crowd psychology.


By Jim Dyment


FEATURE 58I


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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Albrecht, Karen Bartuch, Yesenia Duran, Stephenie Slahor, Kathy Marks, J.T. McBride, Randy Means, Jim Weiss, Tom Wetzel


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Surveillance & Body Cams


Departments are looking at body cams, both for transparency and for when police actions are questioned. These cameras can ensure good behavior on the part of all parties and prevent officers from needless and sometimes frivolous complaints from citizens.


By Kathy Marks


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APRIL 2016


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