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Beretta says its new Pico is the thinnest .380 auto made. The snag-free Pico's slide and frame are a true 18 millimeters at their widest point. The grip frame, sights, and caliber (go from a .380 to a .32ACP by changing the barrel) are all simple to modify. The chassis can accommodate a Lasermax Laser frame and be customized with a selection of colored frames.

SHOT Show 2014

We sent Police Magazine contributing editor Mark W. Clark to the SHOT Show in January and he came back with these shots of guns and gear from Media Day at the Range and from the show floor.

Gain wrist and arm control in anticipation of resistance.

Handling Passive Resisters

In an age of Occupiers, officers must gain control of passive resisters who refuse to leave a location, yet won't actively fight. Gain compliance with these five strategies that will help you gain wrist and arm control, place a subject in the arresting position, and use a control hold. For the full story, read "Passive Resister Response." Photos courtesy of Michael Schlosser.

Counterfeit Police Products

A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to alert consumers about fake products and help law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations. View several examples of fake police products, and then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Craig Crosby.

When you're facing a suspect as a lone officer, a rear leg sweep will help quickly gain control.

Handcuffing Suspects: 3 Techniques

Too many officers try to handcuff a suspect while he or she is still fighting. Before you can handcuff a suspect, you must obtain control. Here are three techniques for when you're on your own (rear leg sweep), with a partner (rear takedown), or with a group of three or more officers (the swarm). Read our feature, "Closing the Gap," for the full story. Photos by Amaury Murgado.

Officer Craig Durling approaches the cab of a tractor-trailer to issue a citation and return the driver's paperwork.

Commercial Enforcement Violations

The two officers of the Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit mostly cite mid-size truckers for an array of violations including a truck with a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical lines. View a gallery of some of the more unusual violations. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of TPD.

Camden County Police officers took over patrol duties on May 1.

Camden County Police On Patrol

New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police Department's Metro Division took over patrol duties from the now-disbanded Camden Police Department on Wednesday. Officials promised more boots on the ground to deal with the crime-plagued city. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Henderson/Camden County.

This officer's "Bad Boy" tattoo references Inner Circle's "Cops" theme song.

Blue Ink: Reader Police Tattoos

We asked you to show us your "blue ink," and many of you responded with images of your law enforcement tattoos that carry a personal significance regarding a fallen partner, inspirational Biblical reference, or special accomplishment. Photos courtesy of PoliceMag.com readers.

A pair of handcuffs intertwined with a vine and blue flowers graces this officer's arm just above the wrist.

Blue Ink: Police Tattoos

Tattoos have become very popular in the law enforcement and military communities. Officers who get inked often choose a tattoo of something that has great meaning to them, such as family, their faith, or a close friend. View a few examples of tattoos. Photos courtesy of Steve Winterstein of Five-O Tattoo in Elburn, Ill.

A 1929 Boston P.D. tribute motorcycle on loan from the American Police Motorcycle museum.

Boston Motor Patrol

Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.

Photos 1-5 show an escape from the rear naked choke. Use both of your hands to pull downward on his wrist and/or forearm. At the same time, tuck your chin to your chest. Pull hard to relieve as much pressure as you can.

Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

If you find yourself against an MMA aficionado, you'll want to know how to get out of a choke hold. View detailed photos showing escape techniques to defend against the rear naked choke and the guillotine choke. Read our full article, "Choke Escapes." Photos by Jimmy Lee.

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