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AUG 2019

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4 P O L I C E AU G U S T 2 019 AUGUST 2019 COVER STORY 26 ANSWERING SWAT CRITICS Is SWAT overused? What missions should it be assigned? Is it too costly? And now that patrol officers have rifles and other special gear, is it still needed? DAVID GRIFFITH C O N T E N T S COLUMNS 8 EDITORIAL Killing Police Morale DAVID GRIFFITH 48 IN MY SIGHTS But Will They Change? DAVE SMITH DEPARTMENTS 12 FIRST LOOK Waverly Labs: Breaking Language Barriers MELANIE BASICH 14 HOW TO… How to Buy Patrol Boots DOUG WYLLIE 10 PRODUCTS 43 FEEDBACK 45 PRODUCT SHOWCASE GUIDE 46 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 32 THE WINNING EDGE Training in Active Shooter Response Gear SCOTT M. HARDING 36 WHAT DOES MY TECH DO? My Technology Can… Reduce Ticket Writing Time DANA RASMUSSEN 40 LOOKING BACK Child Burn Victims, Recruiting Women, and a Female Motor Officer MELANIE BASICH 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 Fremont (CA) PD officer rescuing a man from a burning SUV. policemag.com/ fremontoffcarfirerescue Patrol: Officers share insights about life on the job. PHOTO GALLERIES NEWS BLOGS policemag.com/patrolblog Eyewear for LEOs 2019 policemag.com/eyewear2019gallery Preventing Blue-on-Blue Deaths policemag.com/ blueonbluedeathpreventionvideo VIDEO Cover Photo: Franklin Rau/ https://fsrau. smugmug.com 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. FEATURES 18 EYEWEAR FOR LEOS With the right shades you can protect your eyes and look stylish on duty. MELANIE BASICH 20 USING NIGHT VISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES In the air and on the ground, the ability to see in the dark while mobile enhances crime fighting capabilities and makes officers safer DAVID GRIFFITH 22 EXCLUSIVE POLICE SURVEY: BAGS AND GEAR Officers utilize packs on duty to carry everything from the bare essentials and specialty gear to unusual items such as cake icing. MELANIE BASICH 26 32

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