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Ops-Core Helmet Saves LAPD SWAT Officer’s Life

Monday, June 26th, 2017

During a recent callout, a suspect fired a .44 round at a LAPD SWAT officer from an elevated position 7-10 feet away.

The Ops-Core FAST XP Helmet he was wearing, saved his life.

If there’s a lesson in here, it’s wear good kit. If your life depends on it, don’t skimp.

LAPD Bans Use Of Blackhawk Serpa Holster

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Earlier this week, we began to hear rumors that the Los Angeles Police Department had banned use of the Serpa Holster. We now have confirmation.

On June 8, 2017, LAPD issued a directive to its personnel disapproving use of the Blackhawk Serpa holster as well as all auto-locking trigger finger manipulated holsters. The memo goes on to add, “These holsters violate sound weapon manipulation practices and may increase the likelihood of a negligent discharge.”

The Official version of the memo seen above has been disseminated throughout the Department and was signed by the Officer In Charge of the Police Sciences and Training Bureau and countersigned by a representative from the Office of the Chief of Police.

The LAPD is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and a leader in the development of policies and procedures. They now join numerous federal agencies who have also banned use of the Serpa holster.

Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $50,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – June 20, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to report that it has received a $50,000 cash donation from the National Board of Law Enforcement United (LEU). The gift was presented to the Spirit of Blue at LEU’s 8th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony held this year at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC on May 12, 2017. Nearly 1,000 active duty and retired law enforcement officers, along with a number of surviving family members of officers who were lost in the line of duty, rode over 250 miles to honor the sacrifices that fallen officers have made in service to their communities and the families they leave behind.


Law Enforcement United (LEU) awarded the Spirit of Blue Foundation $50,000 at their 8th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony. Presenting the donation from LEU was (left to right) Asst. Executive Director Steve Callow, Director of Outreach Mark Faust, and Executive Director Wallace “Chad” Chadwick. Receiving the donation was Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

“Law Enforcement United Is proud to support the Spirit of Blue for a second year in a row. We are pleased with the efforts they are making in supporting the grants for equipment and training to departments that would otherwise not receive such funds,” commented Wallace “Chad” Chadwick, Executive Director of Law Enforcement United, who also serves as a Sergeant with the Chesapeake (VA) Police Department. “The efforts that our combined charities are making in the law enforcement community are potentially saving lives with this invaluable equipment. Law Enforcement United will continue to support Spirit of Blue and its programs as we truly believe in this cause as it is in line with our shared interest.”

Law Enforcement United consists of chapters in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with riders who join from a host of other states across the country. Each rider raises $1,250 on their own to participate in the annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride, which covers the cost of their participation and generates the funds donated to select law enforcement causes. A subset of riders also participate in Project Active Armor, where riders wear ballistic vests along the entire route of the ride to demonstrate that with today’s body armor it is not only possible to bike 250 miles in their vests, but that there shouldn’t be any reason law enforcement officers can’t wear their armor while on duty. In addition to the gift made to Spirit of Blue, LEU also presented $100,000 to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) and $450,000 to the Concerns For Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) national organization. In total, LEU has raised over $5,000,000 since it was founded in 2009.

“We are still early in our relationship with LEU, but already they have exceeded our expectations,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue. “We will be able to do a lot with these funds through our Safety Grant Program, and each one of these dollars will be put to work protecting law enforcement officers across this country. We have already earmarked $15,000 of this gift toward our annual Tourniquet Project, which will grant 500 tourniquets to law enforcement officers across the country. That is something that we can all be proud of together.”

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 45 grants in 23 states valued at nearly $200,000. The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus. The Spirit of Blue Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity and support of the national LEU organization, its Board of Directors, their regional divisions and the riders who participate in the Road to Hope Memorial Ride each year.

Synergy Light 360

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Some of the best products out there were created out of necessity. That’s the case with the Synergy Light 360 which was invented by a law enforcement officer.

In addition to 1000 lumens if white light, the Synergy also offers IR light for covert lighting.  


While the light can be used to offer 360 degrees of light to most any application, the concept of placing it on the windshield to illuminate the interior of a car during a traffic stop has great implications for officer safety.

Features:
Color: Black
Power Source: 4 x CR123A Lithium Batteries
Primary LEDs: 8 Cree XWE (White) Secondary LED Choices:
8 Oslon IR by Osram
8 Cree XQE – Blue / 8 Cree XQE – Red 8 Cree XQE – Green
White Light Lumen Output: 1000
Dimensions 3 3?4”x3 3?4”x1 3/16”
Weight: 148 grams (w/o batteries)

Run Times
Solid White Light: 120 minutes Distraction mode: 200 minutes Secondary illumination: 180 minutes Secondary Beacon: 360 minutes

synergylight360.com

Thyrm Supports C.O.P.S. Through Limited Edition Products

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA — Thyrm is offering Blue Line Editions of their popular CellVault and SwitchBack product lines featuring a law enforcement color scheme. Thyrm will donate $10 for each product sold to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

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Each year, between 140 and 160 officers die in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.

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The Limited Edition Blue Line items are Made in America and available exclusively at thyrm.com.

The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors Launches New Website

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

New Bern, NC (May 2017) – The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) unveiled the new MemberClicks association management website to their members and the public this week. Unlike traditional websites, the new www.naped.com website is a comprehensive software solution that makes the day-to-day job of managing memberships, applications, dues, events and more in one easy-to-use intuitive platform.

“As part of our initiative to increase benefits to the NAPED members, this new website offers our members and potential members more opportunities to communicate with each other, as well as simplify overall management,” Laura Burgess, Administrative Director for NAPED and President of Laura Burgess Marketing explained.

“The new website gives our members a one-stop solution for information on meetings, events, news and more,” Eldon Griggs, President of NAPED and VP of Business Development for GALLS, Inc., said. “Our goal with the new site it to provide our members with the latest information within our industry and while promoting our membership’s businesses to each other.”

NAPED was formed to provide law enforcement, public safety and military equipment distributors and vendors a network for sharing information on new technologies and products developed to protect the men and women who go in harm’s way every day to ensure our liberties and freedoms.

Information on the NAPED Annual General Meeting, June 23 – 26, 2017, can be obtained by calling 252-288-5805 or by email. Interested in becoming a NAPED member? Contact Laura Burgess at 252-288-5805 or director@naped.com for more information and start enjoying the benefits today.

NAPED is now on Facebook! Like us at http://www.facebook.com/NAPEDGroup

TacJobs – MOD Armed Police Officer

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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www.mod.police.uk/apply

LEO Survival Story Using No Lies Blade Techniques

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Recently we published a Whiskey5 article on NLB Tactical. Understandably, some readers were skeptical as few people outside of a relatively small circle have heard of this company. But, they’ve been training the Detroit Police, as well as others, for years, so when I saw this testimonial, I thought it was worth a share.

This is amazing story of officer survival from an EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person call. Please read and share! This story will have you on the edge of your seat and very proud of those who serve us.

To : Whom it may concern
From: Police Officer Edward A. Pawlowski III
Detroit Police Department

While attending the Detroit Police Academy in 2016, I received a knife defense class designed by NLB Tactical / No Lie Blades. Little did I know that within a year of this class, I would use what I learned to save not only my life, but the life of one of my fellow officers…

The class itself was very easy to pick up. It taught various ways a knife can be used against you, and several easy movements to defend each attack. The class also had a realistic set of scenarios of surprise knife attacks by academy staff, headed by Corporal Hunt of the Detroit Police Department, that helped the class apply the techniques to real life situations. Now on to where it helped me…

Shortly after the New Year in 2017, I was dispatched to a run on the south end of the 10th precinct in Detroit. The only details we had on the run was that we had a suicidal female who kicked her roommate out and she was threatening to blow up her house. Once we arrived on scene, I made contact with the female from the porch of her residence, because she had barricaded herself inside of her house. I advised her multiple times that we just wanted to get her some help and we were not there to hurt her. She began screaming that the only way we’d get her to a hospital was to “shoot her in the head and drag her out of the house dead”. Multiple back-up units arrived.

Once more officers were on the porch, the door began to open slightly and officers slowly approached the open door. The woman then lunged out the door, stopped only by her own barricade and swung a pair of open scissors at another officer, just missing his face. At that point another officer tried getting into a window behind her, and she came running to that window, swinging the scissors at the other officer, just missing his midsection. Pepper spray was used multiple times, with no effect on her.

Finally, officers were able to distract her long enough at the door, that my partner was able to enter the house and grab onto the woman. I entered next, just in time to see the woman attempting to stab my partner in his back with the scissors. The training from my class just kicked in without thought. I was able to approach the two struggling, deflect the arm of the female away without getting cut and without my partner getting stabbed. We were then able to get the female to the ground, pin her arm down, get her to drop the knife, and get her into handcuffs with no injuries to her or the officers involved.

During that situation, I was able to just act without thinking and defuse the situation, without having to resort to deadly force and without anyone getting hurt. And I have the training I received to thank for that. With just the short, one day of training I received designed by NLB Tactical / No Lie Blades, defending that knife attack was almost like an instinct for me. I wish I was able to get more training designed by them, because I can only imagine how many other situations they can better prepare me for.

So, I would like to say thank you to NLB Tactical / No Lie Blades for the training course they designed. For not only preparing me for the altercation, but for saving my life and the life of my partner that day. And I look forward to the day another round of their training makes it to my area, because I will be first in line to receive it.

Sincerely,
Police Officer Edward A. Pawlowski III
Detroit Police Department

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