Tactical Headsets News & Articles

  • Hear it with your bones: Tactical headsets for clear communications

    From TechBeatWhat could an orthopedic surgeon, a manufacturer of hearing equipment, an engineer from Ireland, and a former patrol officer possibly have in common? Three things. They developed techn...

  • Tips for transporting combative/non-compliant suspects

     Q: What is the best way to extract an uncooperative/assaultive suspect from the backseat of a squad car?  A: There is no easy answer for how to get a non-compliant/resisting/assaultive prisoner ou...

  • Protecting your audio transmitter cord

    For those who carry audio transmitters on their duty belts: do you have the problem of external mic cords breaking without warning and causing you to have an evidence tape with no audio? To prevent...

  • Consider where you carry your duty bag

    I know that we all like to have our duty bags with all of our forms and goodies in them. Many officers, myself included, carry this bag on the front passenger seat of our patrol cars, but from a ta...

  • Basics of blocking

    Video: Broadband  Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerBecause police officers usually respond to threats rather than initiate them, good blocking skills are a must. In this week's tip from the Poli...

  • More on safe shoulder mic usage

    As a follow up to a tip submitted by Officer Israel about looking at subjects when talking on shoulder mics [Read the tip]: I have done what Officer Israel describes and I've also noticed that I te...

  • Suspicious person contacts

    This is probably nothing new to many of you, but I still see this mistake time and again: When preparing to make contact with a suspicious person, do not grab your mic for the first time while pull...

  • Keep your eyes forward

    When talking on portable radios, many officers look away from what is taking place in front of them to look at their microphone while transmitting. No matter where your mic is placed—shoulder, righ...

  • Pause, observe and listen at domestic disturbances

    A tactic that I find useful for domestic disturbances is after parking away from the location and making a tactical approach, pause near a window and, if possible, take a look inside to see what yo...

  • APCO: All Interoperability, All the Time

    There’s no doubt that the face of public safety communications has changed dramatically since 9/11. Historically complex and difficult for agencies to address and manage, communications has become ...

  • The Personal Role Radio: A New Tactical Short-Range Radio

    by Eugene Nielson Tactical Response Winter 2003 The Personal Role Radio (PRR) is a new tactical short-range radio. Manufactured in the U.K. by Davies Communications and distributed by Television Eq...

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