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Duty Wear  

April 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

The days of cops wearing only long-sleeved Class A uniforms are gone. While some agencies still require their officers to wear traditional navy blue or tan wool uniforms year round while on duty, it’s becoming increasingly acceptable for officers to wear uniforms in a variety of fabrics and styles.

Hand Guards  

April 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

Most officers are conscientious about wearing a protective vest. Many of you are similarly vigilant about having disposable gloves available. But most of you don’t give patrol gloves a second thought. It’s time that you did.

Losing Yourself in the Job  

April 1, 2007

By Alicia Hilton

The officer rolled up his sleeves. Muscles built from weight training had atrophied. His tan from running along the beach had also vanished, along with other traces of his former life.

Stealth Fighter  

April 1, 2007

By Mike Stradley

If the TigerLight were nothing more than a flashlight, I would say without hesitation that it is by far the finest, most durable flashlight I’ve used during the course of my career. But the TigerLight is more than just another law enforcement flashlight.

Shooting Straight  

March 1, 2007

By David Griffith

It’s a tent pole of the liberal anti-gun activists that the majority of American police officers are in favor of gun control as a means of reducing violent crime. Yeah, well our latest survey on page 14 collapses that tent.

U.S. Armor Comfort Advanced Cover System (ACS) Carrier  

March 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

Southern California-based U.S. Armor has been around for more than 20 years and prides itself on reliability. If U.S. armor makes a change, it's for a good reason. Following on the heels of the company's newly redesigned logo and Website, U.S. Armor's new concealable vest carrier provides enhanced comfort by utilizing new materials and ergonomic designs.

Crime at Budget Motels  

March 1, 2007

By Joseph Petrocelli

A budget motel can be an epicenter of crime in a neighborhood. Problems at these "no-tell motels" can range from loud parties and public disorder to drug lab and prostitution operations.

Shots Fired: North Bergen, New Jersey 01•31•2005  

March 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

Two hours into his shift, Pellechio monitored radio traffic concerning a developing domestic situation in the 8800 block of Boulevard East. An on-scene officer had requested additional units regarding a barricaded suspect at the location; the excited tone of his voice underscored the volatility of the situation.

The Carjacking Drill  

March 1, 2007

By Michael T. Rayburn

The carjacking drill is exactly as it sounds. You're sitting in your vehicle when you're forced to defend yourself from an attack. This attack could come from the driver's side or the passenger side, so we'll train for both.

Smith & Wesson SW1911PD Semi-Auto Pistol  

March 1, 2007

By Mike Detty

I think that you'll have to agree that there is a certain amount of irony in seeing a 1911 wearing the S&W logo. After all, it was Colt that brought the gun to market and produced millions for the military and for civilian consumption. But S&W didn't just copy the original design. It has made some changes to the time-honored 1911 to update the gun.

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