The Safariland Group Blog
Posts from September 2009

The 5 Most Interesting Law Enforcement Podcasts

September 30, 2009 at 12:44
Posted in General
Regardless of your role in law enforcement, there is always a need for more knowledge. However, finding good information on the internet can often be a difficult and time consuming process. Luckily, over the past few years, Podcasts have become a great way to get information on-demand easily. Read More »

Always Look for the Glove Rating

September 28, 2009 at 16:30
Posted in Protective Gear
How will you know for sure if your cut resistant gloves will protect you? You can reduce the risk of cuts using innovative technologies, advanced materials and scientifically enhanced products, but there are no guarantees when it comes to protective products. Luckily you can measure cut resistance. Read More »

Don't Waste Ammo

September 23, 2009 at 11:10
Unless you just woke up from a cryogenic freeze, you know there’s an ammo shortage right now. Either we need to shoot or want to shoot, so regardless of the shortage we’re going to use some of our precious ammo. That doesn’t mean we should waste any though, because it might be a while before you can replace what you use. Here’s couple of things to keep in mind so you don’t waste any. Read More »

Heroin and TATP: A Recipe for Disaster?

September 16, 2009 at 08:05
Posted in Forensics
There has been some concern within the Law Enforcement Community recently about drug traffickers cutting raw heroin with a variety of peroxide-based substances. While this sounds fairly innocuous, a basic understanding of the chemistry used in most LE drug test kits will tell you that mixing the acid-based chemical test reagents with peroxide-based compounds results in the release of sulfuric acid which is highly corrosive and can cause burns. Read More »