Police Batons News & Articles

  • Beware the "one device fits all" policy in use-of-force continuum

    By Sgt. Ozzie HolshouserCharlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Police DepartmentThe past 20 years has provided a number of changes and additions in use-of-force options for law enforcement personnel. Most of...

  • Public order management 101: Chemical munitions

    An interesting and somewhat unique part of Northern Ireland's past troubles involved the arrival of the summer marching season. The vast majority of the world enjoys a parade, but in "The North" th...

  • Expandable batons

    Some expandable baton holders have open ends. In inclement or cold weather, you may get moisture in your baton. To remedy this, place a small balloon just over the tip to keep water out and to prev...

  • New Orleans police clash with protesters

    By The Associated PressNEW ORLEANS, La. — After violent clashes with police at City Hall, protesters vowed that the fight over a plan to demolish 218 public housing buildings for the poor was far f...

  • Baton skills, control tactics put to the test at this year's Monadnock training seminar

    By Dave StandenPatrolman, Springfield Police Department, MAVisit Strike Tactical SolutionsThis past May, the City of Lowell, Massachusetts opened its arms to trainers from around the world for the ...

  • Enhancing grip strength

    Video: Broadband Download Windows Media Player In this week's Police1 Video Tip, provided by the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), Jeff Brooks, a police officer and martial arts expert, ex...

  • Improving your roadside visibility

    Driver inattention is one of the leading causes of vehicular accidents in the U.S. As officers we are more at risk than most due to the "routine traffic stop." Traffic stops are one of the most bas...

  • Checklist: Waterproofing your gear

    Waterproofing is designed to ensure that the officers assigned to water conditioned areas can survive and work safely in waterborne environments. Here is a list of optimal duty gear to be worn in w...

  • Getting the most use out of departmental equipment

    Video:Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week’s Police1 Video Tip, Training Officer Gary Monreal from New Berlin (WI) PD shares a way for agencies to ensure that protective equip...

  • Simulated weapons safety

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this sample out-take from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) video Force-on-Force Simulation Instructor for Law Enforcement, a cr...

  • Expandable Batons: What's out there and how to choose

    By Bob Willis Click here to subscribe to Law Officer Magazine At a recent national conference of law enforcement instructors, the topic of baton use surfaced at one of the presentations. The instru...

  • Where have all the batons gone?

    Introducing the Rapid Rotation Baton (RRB) The 21st century has ushered in a new phase of non-lethal technology. As the law enforcement industry responds to public sentiment, there is renewed inter...

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