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JUL 2019

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4 P O L I C E J U LY 2 019 JULY 2019 COVER STORY 30 ENFORCING THE WILD WEST OF WEED Legalizing marijuana is requiring law enforcement to rethink and retool its drug enforcement efforts. RONNIE WENDT C O N T E N T S COLUMNS 6 EDITORIAL Talking About Suicide DAVID GRIFFITH 48 IN MY SIGHTS The Great Badge Eating Monster DAVE SMITH REVIEWS 42 POLICE PRODUCT TEST Streamlight ProTac 90 Flashlight and Danner Striker Bolt 8" Duty Boots A.J. GEORGE DEPARTMENTS 10 FIRST LOOK End-X: Building a Better Spike Strip DAVID GRIFFITH FEATURES 12 FORENSICS TECH TOOLS These solutions can help you access, manage, and share data essential to investigations. MELANIE BASICH 16 EXCLUSIVE POLICE SURVEY: WEAPON LIGHTS, OPTICS, AND LASERS Officers say they are using a wide variety of tools to improve situational awareness and firearm accuracy. DAVID GRIFFITH 20 TRAINING OFFICERS MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY Software, cloud-based videos, and Internet-based instruction can teach officers about new laws and policies and reduce liability. RICHARD BEARY 24 POLICE DREAMS Why are officers' dreams mostly bad and often stressful? STEVE ALBRECHT 08 PRODUCTS 44 FEEDBACK 45 PRODUCT SHOWCASE GUIDE 47 CLASSIFIEDS E V E R Y M O N T H 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 36 OFFICER FITNESS Burst Training J.D. DOUGHERTY 38 WHAT DOES MY TECH DO? My Technology Can… Help Preserve Your Night Vision KIRK KREUTZIG 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 a motorist thanking a Virginia State Police officer on Facebook for changing her tire. policemag.com/vatirechangety Patrol: Officers share insights about life on the job. PHOTO GALLERIES NEWS BLOGS policemag.com/patrolblog Burst Training policemag.com/bursttrggallery Missouri Officer Rescues Toddler and Grandma from House Fire policemag.com/ mo3yograndmafirerescue VIDEO PHOTO: Getty Images 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. 30 10 A L S O I N T H I S I S S U E

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