Best Magnetic Car Mount

Grab & Go with the 4910LR Mag Mount: The Best Magnetic Car Mount to Focus Forward

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  Grab & Go with the 4910LR Magnetic Mount: The Best Magnetic Car Mount to keep your focus forward   Middle of a traffic stop.  One last e-citation-based traffic ticket and you can go home. Where’s the freakin’ scanner? Without looking, you instinctively grab its tangled cord and yank. The scanner jumps from the passenger… Read More

Police Week 2019 - Hank Kula

On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019

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  On Vulnerability: Police Week 2019 This Police Week 2019 piece is authored by Hank Kula, a retired police sergeant with over 26 years of experience working in law enforcement.   Justice comes from furrowed brows.   Two reasons police officers frown: hold back emotion; try to do a job perfectly in an imperfect world.  … Read More

Police Photography: Order of Photography

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 6: Order of Photography

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 6: Order of Photography   My first photography instructor was fond of order. Lesson one began with the exhortation, “Order. We must first have order.” His meaning was clear: all things must be done in sequence and for a reason. Crime scene photography is a deliberate and systematic process… Read More

4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents

What are the 4 Causes of Hunter-Related Shooting Incidents?

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  If we had to boil the 4 causes of hunter-related shooting incidents down to one overall reason it’s pretty simple.   Poor Safety Judgment.   That’s not to say accidents don’t happen, but poor safety judgment, whether it be the split-second choice to pull a trigger, or the decision to not wear hunter orange,… Read More

The History of Crime Scene Photography

The History of Crime Scene Photography

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  What is the History of Crime Scene Photography? Where did it all begin?   Belgian convicts and a persnickety French police records clerk can be credited with the very origins of modern crime scene photography. No, they didn’t invent it, but like any emerging technology, the way it was used put it on the… Read More

Crime Scene Photography Color and white balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here.   “They give us those nice bright colors  They give us the greens of summers … Read More

What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan?

LE Pre-Planning, Part 1: What is the Purpose of a Pre-accident Plan?

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What is the purpose of a pre-accident plan? How can you prepare for the unthinkable?   These days, the term, “active shooter,” is far too commonplace. For first responders, the term “active shooter” can mean a potential threat to their survival. First responders better their chances of survival by continually exploring ways to prepare for… Read More

True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Meter & Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering Modes

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering & Metering Modes Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here.   Now, onto Part 4 – where we will discuss metering & metering modes… Read More

Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

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True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses   In our first blog, we discussed camera modes and how to make the best choice as a forensic photographer. Then, in our most recent blog, we discussed the importance of making good photography choices – camera mode, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. An equally important,… Read More

What technology has affected the criminal justice system. Officer on laptop

What technology has affected the criminal justice system?

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  During this ‘age of tech,’ what technology has affected the criminal justice system?   Few aspects of life in the 21st century remain untouched by technology. Among the slowest to adapt, adopt, or innovate technology, is the criminal justice system. You’d think that would be the one we’d want to be the fastest. Instead,… Read More