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Revision Eyewear HellFly Ballistic Sunglasses  

June 9, 2016

By A.J. George

Arguably the most important and often overlooked piece of protective gear we should be hitting the streets with every day is a good pair of eyewear. Even if you don't need prescription glasses to see or sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's rays a quality pair of clear protective lenses are invaluable.

Oxx: Coffee to Go  

June 9, 2016

By Melanie Basich

Have you ever wished you could drink a cup of coffee out at a scene without having to spend a bunch on it or waste resources on having someone get it for you? What if you and every other officer out on a long call could make your own individual piping hot cups of coffee as you needed them? Enter the CoffeeBoxx.

Mental Illness Suicide Attempt  

June 9, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

You get a call of a suicidal adult male who has a history of mental illness. He has been depressed, got into an argument with his mother, and has armed himself with a sharp kitchen knife.

<p>Photo: Ziemba Photographic Arts</p>

Shots Fired: Tempe, Arizona 03/03/2015  

June 9, 2016

By David Griffith

Like many law enforcement officers, Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe (AZ) Police Department had a routine she practiced before reporting for her shift. But on Tuesday morning March 3, 2015, something didn't feel right. 

Honoring Fallen Heroes During Police Week  

June 8, 2016

By Jon Adler

Last month thousands of officers, survivors of fallen officers, and police supporters confirmed that Blue Lives Matter as they converged on Washington, DC, to honor the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen heroes.

Police Product Test: Bullet Blocker Gabriel Ballistic Base Layer  

May 6, 2016

By A.J. George

Bullet Blocker's claims of heat dissipation and a more secure fit both rang true and I can certainly appreciate the benefits of the Gabriel design in any law enforcement setting.

Special Ballistic Protection  

May 5, 2016

By Andy Lundin

Be it in the form of a vest, helmet, blanket, or even a detachable car-door shield, these products are designed to protect law enforcement officers from gunfire.

<p>Photo: istockphoto.com</p>

Animal Activity and the Crime Scene  

May 4, 2016

By Don Arp Jr.

Recovering evidence and understanding its significance in detailing the interaction between the victim and assailant can be very challenging and can be made even more so when animals interact with the evidence.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Names  

May 4, 2016

By Dave Smith

It is right and fitting that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall memorializes a great panel of individuals who have shed their blood, and given up their dreams and futures, for all of us.

<p>Photo: 5.11 Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Apex Tactical Pants  

May 4, 2016

By A.J. George

Made with what 5.11 has dubbed its Flex-Tac stretch canvas material, the Apex pants are solidly built yet have enough stretch to make them very comfortable.

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