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<p>Actor and Marine R. Lee Ermey was a friend to law enforcement and a fixture at SHOT Show. (Photo: Bill Rogin/Facebook)</p>

My Memories of R. Lee Ermey  

April 16, 2018
It was at the SOG booth in 2010 that I had the opportunity to interview "Gunny." We talked about his product endorsements, how he went from the Marines to standup comedy, what it was like working with Stanley Kubrick, his work hosting the History Channel's "Mail Call," and his love-hate relationship with watermelons.

In Your Own Words: What is your most memorable training experience?  

March 15, 2018
For the March 2018 issue of POLICE Magazine, we asked readers to answer, What is your most memorable training experience?

To Prevent School Shootings, Show Some Muscle  

February 23, 2018
Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

In Your Own Words: What is your dream law enforcement job?  

February 12, 2018
For the February 2018 issue of POLICE Magazine, we asked readers to tell us about the law enforcement job of their dreams. Here's what they had to say.

In Your Own Words: What is Your New Year's Resolution for 2018?  

January 31, 2018
For the January 2018 issue of POLICE Magazine, we asked readers to tell us their New Year's resolutions. Here's what they had to say.
<p>SIG&#39;s P365 is small but it packs a lot of firepower. This 9mm, striker-fired pistol features a modified double-stack magazine that holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions.</p>

SHOT Show 2018 Part 2  

January 29, 2018
Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest police products I saw walking the literally miles of exhibits at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.
<p>S&amp;W M&amp;P Shield M2.0 (Photo: Smith &amp; Wesson)</p>

SHOT Show 2018 Part 1  

January 26, 2018
After attending SHOT 2018 in Las Vegas this week, I've compiled a collection of fireams that caught my eye and that I think you'll be interested in, too.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

IACP 2015: Report from the Aisles  

October 30, 2015
For those of you who weren't able to attend this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, we've gathered information about a selection of new products seen at IACP 2015 in Chicago, Oct. 25-27.

Ambush Attacks on LEOs Tripled in 2014  

December 31, 2014
What's most notable about the NLEOMF's new report on line-of-duty deaths in 2014 is the spike in firearms-related incidents and especially ambushes that resulted in officers' deaths in 2014.

Mass Killers: Gun Control is Not the Answer  

June 3, 2014
After a mass murder incident like Isla Vista, the media loves to run a lot of stories that imply such tragedies would surely be a thing of the past if we could just outlaw all the guns. Those same reporters rarely consider how much damage this killer could have done in a crowded classroom with a blade.
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