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Law and Order, Volume 59, Issue 12, December 2011

NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 59 Issue: 12 Dated: December 2011 Pages: 1-68
Yesenia Salcedo
Date Published
December 2011
68 pages
Four articles focus on SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) units' operations and gear, followed by three special reports on innovation and technology, a feature article on officer self-defense, and information and news from the magazine's departments.
"Seven Standardized Hand Signals" presents hand signals that are easy to understand and remember for use in police patrol, undercover, and SWAT operations. "Time Is on Our Side...Not Necessarily" emphasizes the importance of acting quickly to analyze time limitations in a standoff situation. "Tactical Shield for Blunt Force" describes tactical apparel recently introduced by Harding Tactical Systems for the purpose of shielding officers from injuries due to blunt force strikes. "Law Enforcement Trauma Care" profiles Pelham Tactical's Law Enforcement Tactical Trauma Course, which trains first responders in trauma care under adverse conditions. "iForce: NextGen Mobile Computing" is the first of three articles on innovation and technology. IForce brings law enforcement technology together into a simple interface. "Stress Inoculation for Firearms Training" describes Setcan's StressVest, which simulates being shot during firearms training, using different shock levels. "Facial Recognition" reviews the current state of facial recognition and identity management. The feature article, "Strikes for the Full-Contact Officer, Part 1" portrays some key strikes law enforcement officers can use when they are forced to fight. Departmental news and information pertains to job-related issues, education, discipline, social networking, recent law enforcement news, an advertiser index, and a "Product Spotlight."