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Law and Order, Volume 59, Issue 1, January 2011

NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 59 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2011 Pages: 1-68
Yesenia Salcedo
Date Published
January 2011
68 pages
This issue features several articles focusing on patrol rifles to duty weapons, ammunition training, and enhanced telecommunications.
Feature focus articles in this issue of Law and Order include: (1) taking a look at Spike's Tactical budget-friendly ST-15 M4 LE, which is a typical AR-15 style rifle with excellent performance and accuracy; (2) examining what makes the Pistol Training Barrel and Rifle Training Bolt from Blade-Tech excellent training tools, providing firearms training that is safe, realistic, and affordable; (3) describing the new Extreme XPS, a derivative of the popular XPS that was launched in 2009 and is the latest HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight (HWS) from L-3 EOTech; and (4) describing the Force-on-Force training system from Speer LE which utilizes marker cartridges as an integral way to sharpen officer skills safely. A special report focuses on how companies that provide law enforcement equipment and services are giving back to officers, soldiers, veterans, and other public safety personnel through support programs, non-profit organizations, events, donations, and more. It highlights the efforts of Under Armour, Surefire, Verizon, North American Rescue, and Atlanco. An Up-Close article describes the 4G LTE as the latest standard in mobile network technology that speeds up first responder communications. In addition to these featured articles, departmental highlights include: social networking, police finance, tactical teams and necessary use of force, police officer hiring criteria, and controversy within a department. A preview is provided listing the law enforcement exhibitors for the 2011 SHOT Show coming up in Las Vegas.