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APR 2019

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4 P O L I C E A P R I L 2 019 APRIL 2019 COVER STORY 40 READY FOR PATROL Police vehicles with hybrid gas-electric engines will save law enforcement agencies money and cut emissions. More importantly, they can do the job. DAVID GRIFFITH FEATURES 18 OFFICER SAFETY PRODUCTS 2019 Bullets aren't the only things you need protection from. MELANIE BASICH 22 THE GUINEA PIGS A team of Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies tests less-lethal weapons and restraints, even letting themselves become the targets so that they can determine effectiveness. DAVID GRIFFITH C O N T E N T S COLUMNS 6 EDITORIAL Killing Urban Shield DAVID GRIFFITH 56 IN MY SIGHTS A Deeper Hurt DAVE SMITH DEPARTMENTS 10 FIRST LOOK Pelican: Strong, Light, and Long MELANIE BASICH 12 HOW TO… How to Retire a K-9 DAVID "LOU" FERLAND 24 7 WAYS TO STAY SAFE ON MOTOR PATROL Arm yourself with the tools and tactics to be at the top of your game while riding your motorcycle on duty. MELANIE BASICH 26 BICYCLES FOR CROWD CONTROL A well-tuned, properly trained bicycle unit can effectively manage mass gatherings of people. CHRISTIAN BAILEY 30 6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT E-CITATION Electronic citation streamlines the ticketing process to benefit law enforcement and the public. MELANIE BASICH 34 IS OFFICER SUICIDE ON THE RISE? Experts are not sure if there is a spike in the frequency of police officers taking their own lives. What they are sure of is that too many officers are in emotional pain and something needs to be done. DOUG WYLLIE 08 PRODUCTS 52 PRODUCT SHOWCASE GUIDE 55 CLASSIFIEDS E V E R Y M O N T H A L S O I N T H I S I S S U E O N P O L I C E M A G . C O M J O I N T H E C O N V E R S AT I O N 44 THE WINNING EDGE How to Speak to the Mentally Ill DARRELL BURTON 48 WHAT DOES MY TECH DO? My Technology Can… Give You Real-Time Aerial Visibility CHRIS RITTLER Socializing with fellow officers has never been easier. Connect with PoliceMag.com on our various social platforms: Read our "OnTarget" e-newsletter published five times a week for breaking news about new gear, line-of-duty encounters, patrol tactics, legal news, and other updates from the field, including Fresno (CA) Police Department officers taking a black powder gun from a gang member. policemag.com/gangblackpowdergun Patrol: Officers share insights about life on the job. PHOTO GALLERIES NEWS BLOGS policemag.com/patrolblog Officer Safety Products 2019 policemag.com/safety2019gallery Iowa Officers Catch Children Dropped from Apartment Fire policemag.com/iowaoffscatchkids VIDEO COVER: Ford Motor Co. Police (ISSN 0893-8989)(USPS 683-250) is published monthly, by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, California 90503-9998 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Police, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscribers: If the Post Office alerts us that your magazine is undeliverable, we have no further obligation unless we receive a corrected address within 6 months.Yearly Subscription Prices: United States $25 per year; Canadian $40 per year; foreign $60 per year. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your first issue. Single copy price - $5; Fact Book - $10. Printed in U.S.A. 12 34

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