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How To Stay Safe During a Foot Pursuit

How To Stay Safe During a Foot Pursuit

Posted: Wednesday - 2.10.2021 @ 9:49am

Far from the notion of headstrong officers bravely hunting down criminals with little thought to the procedure, foot pursuits require a detailed analysis of the surrounding area, a cool head, and utmost regard to safety protocol. So what should police officers keep in mind when it comes to foot pursuits? As a useful refresher, here are three simple steps that should be taken before and during a chase.

How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

Posted: Wednesday - 2.3.2021 @ 10:22pm

2020 proved to be a tumultuous year for law enforcement. As well as being tasked with protecting civilians throughout the course of a global pandemic, the police force was placed under a heightened level of scrutiny during a period of civil unrest. As the conversation about the role of policing in society turned into a national debate, the use of body cameras was brought into question, with many disagreeing on their effectiveness or how they should be used.

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

Posted: Tuesday - 2.2.2021 @ 7:03pm

After more than six months of inactivity, the NYPD academy finally resumed courses on November 2nd, when a socially-distanced ceremony was held for the newest recruits. Wearing masks and remaining several feet apart, a total of 900 cadets took the oath to join the department and began serving their community, amid one of the most challenging periods in recent American history.

Why Automatic Recording Triggering On Dash And Body Cams Could Be Vital For Police Agencies

Why Automatic Recording Triggering On Dash And Body Cams Could Be Vital For Police Agencies

Posted: Friday - 1.22.2021 @ 4:39pm

The simultaneous use of body cameras worn by police officers and police dash cameras can help paint a detailed picture of any serious incidents or altercations that arise. However, in situations that require immediate and swift action, officers may not always have the time to activate their cameras. In these instances, automatic recording triggering can be a vital asset to all parties involved.

News To Brighten Your Day: 3 Stories Of Life-Saving Police Officers

News To Brighten Your Day: 3 Stories Of Life-Saving Police Officers

Posted: Tuesday - 12.29.2020 @ 9:52pm

At Kustom Signals, we like to hail the positives in everyday policing, so we share how at different times during this year, three officers from across the US found themselves in situations where the life of a child was at risk. Without hesitating, and pushing all fears aside, these heroic officers stepped in and did everything they could to save lives.

After Nearly Six Months Battling COVID-19, This NYPD Officer Survived

After Nearly Six Months Battling COVID-19, This NYPD Officer Survived

Posted: Monday - 11.23.2020 @ 12:05am

Even when optimism is scarce, there is room for surprises. Such was the case of veteran NYPD officer Yvan Pierre-Louis, 59, who was discharged from hospital in mid-September after fighting COVID-19 for 168 days. His journey was an extremely tough one; he spent more than four months on ventilation, two of which he was in a coma.