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Compared to many police agencies around the world, the average cop in the United States is woefully under-equipped
If criticism of the 1033 program rises again, LE agencies need to be ready to educate their communities about why cops need military surplus equipment
Jim and Doug discuss the ways in which Urban Shield improves inter-agency communication and preparation for emergency response
As police pitched their plan to fly drones in a series of forums held across the city, the reaction was less positive than they might have hoped
The sheriff told the House Judiciary Committee that it was critical for the federal government to reconsider the curtailment of a program that provided the equipment
On Day One of his administration, President Donald Trump made several moves which indicate a White House far different than the past eight years
How will Trump’s promise of unconditional support for law enforcement translate into policy changes?
When the public, the press and politicians say police don’t need tanks, these strategies can help you make that critical purchase
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Plan early if you anticipate using federal funds for any controlled equipment items
In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas
Executive Order 13688, issued in January 2015, effectively ended federal support for the local equipment acquisition program known as the 1033 program