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This Golden Labrador is certified for cadaver detection.

Police Dogs

Law enforcement agencies typically purchase K-9s from trainers or dealers who acquire them from Europe, where legacy blood lines have been long established. Breeds most commonly used for detection and apprehension include the Belgian Malonois, German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd, and a variety of Labradors. Dogs can be single purpose (for apprehensions) or dual purpose for apprehensions and detection for narcotics, explosives, or cadavers. Read "K-9 Training Challenges" for more detail. Photos provided by Becki and John Johnston of AceK9.com.

Survey: Gun Control, Active Shooters, and the Election

PoliceMag.com readers overwhelmingly support concealed carry and Mitt Romney for president, according to the results of our August survey. Officers also told us they were prepared for an active shooter incident and worried that government financial trouble has affected their ability to do their jobs. View these charts and graphs of the survey results, then read our analysis of the data.

This is what the front of a genuine New Jersey driver's license looks like.

Fake IDs

Overseas companies such as IDChief.com sell fake IDs that possess many of the security features of real IDs. However, looking at the ID's "micro" print under a magnifier will reveal if the ID is counterfeit. View these examples for fake and genuine IDs. Read the full article, "How To Identify a Fake ID." Photos courtesy of Leslie Pond, an investigator with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and founder of FakeIDtrainers.com.

Sergeants Pasciak and Jim turner encountered Mark Gaydos in a Detroit suburb. These pistols were recovered from Gaydos' home.

Shots Fired, Redford Township, Mich., Crime Scene

A traffic stop turned deadly for Redford Township (Mich.) Police Sgt. Adam Pasciak, who returned fire after a driver with a militia bent pulled a gun from under his shirt during a foot pursuit. Read the full story in our "Shots Fired: Redford Township, Michigan 06/10/1998." Photos are courtesy of Adam Pasciak.

Revision's Small-size Sawfly Military Eyewear System features a tighter base curve lens that follows the contours of smaller proportions, providing greater lateral protection and retention for users with a smaller face geometry. Like its Regular and Large counterparts, the Sawfly Small features a lightweight frame, comms-compatible arms, and interchangeable UV protective lenses. It's also prescription capable and exceeds ANSI and military ballistic impact requirements. 

Eyewear: 2012

Preserve your eyesight with glasses designed to meet the needs of law enforcement. View this gallery for six currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers.

BlackHawk's new patent pending S.O.L.A.G. H.D. series expands on the S.O.L.A.G. (Special Operations Light Assault Glove) glove program. H.D. gloves provide hard-knuckle protection and a thicker cowhide leather palm and fingertips for increased protection and wear. Kevlar and Nomex versions are available: The Kevlar version protects against flame, flash, and cuts; the Nomex version protects against flame and flash. Both versions are adjustable at the wrist and back of the hand for a custom fit, and have a nylon loop on the wrist for easy donning and attaching to carabiners. Available in sizes Small to XXL. 

Gloves: 2012

Keep your hands protected from the big and small hazards of duty. View eight currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers in this photo gallery.

Bates' 8-inch Annobon boot will be available in Fall 2012. It features a polishable leather and nylon upper with a lightweight, flexible exoskeleton, perforated lining, and an internal shock-absorbing midsole, while a 10-degree heel-to-toe angle enhances stability and reduces foot fatigue. The boot's rubber cup outsole has self-cleaning channeled tread. Available in 6-inch black, 8-inch black, and 8-inch desert tan.

Footwear: 2012

Whatever you wear on your feet for duty should look professional yet provide comfort and functionality. View this gallery for 11 currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers.

5.11 Tactical's Lightweight Men's and Women's Taclite Patrol Duty Uniforms (PDU) feature the company's proprietary fabric, Taclite, a lightweight, breathable blend of 65% polyester, 35% cotton ripstop fabric. Not only is the uniform convenient, but the durable, economical wash-and-wear fabric is long-term fade resistant and comes out of the dryer ready to wear, potentially saving hundreds of dry cleaning dollars per year. 

Uniforms: 2012

Law enforcement uniforms now include non-traditional components like polos and ballistic vest carriers to meet your needs no matter your detail. View these currently available choices from eight leading law enforcement suppliers.

Officers with the U.S. Park Police hold their lighted candles during the NLEOMF's annual candlelight vigil. Photo: Mark W. Clark

Police Week 2012: Candlelight Vigil

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's 2012 candlelight vigil paid homage to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. This year, 362 officers names were added to the memorial from 2011 and as far back as 1852. Read our coverage of the vigil here.

The Ultra Handcuff utilizes technology exclusive to ASP, reducing the "weight on the belt" with a specially designed aluminum frame. The Ultra features an interchangeable lock set, available in one-, two-, and three-pawl designs. The dual keyways of the cuff give the user the ability of release from either side, increasing flexibility and safety when controlling a subject. The smooth-edged bow of the Ultra is available in either steel or aluminum, and cuffs are laser engraved with the date of manufacture and a unique serial number.

Restraints

When you're transporting suspects or prisoners, you need the right tools to keep them from causing problems. View our photo gallery of these 11 restraints that include traditional handcuffs, zipcuffs, control straps, chains, and an immobilization system.

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