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The TRU-SPEC Tactical Response Uniform offers a broad selection of styles, colors and special features for tactical teams, special ops units, active duty military, EMS and rescue workers. TRU-SPEC has the high quality duty wear to fit the job and the budget.

Tru-Spec Tactical Apparel

View our gallery of Tru-Spec apparel now in use by law enforcement officers. Editor's note: This gallery is sponsored by Tru-Spec.

A Cleveland Police Dodge Charger was hit by 19 rounds likely from other officers at the end of a deadly 20-minute pursuit.

Cleveland Pursuit Shooting

Cleveland Police officers believed two suspects were armed and had fired at officers during a deadly shooting at the end of a 20-minute pursuit on Nov. 29. On Tuesday, the Ohio Attorney General released its investigation of the officer-involved shooting involving 13 officers who fired 137 rounds at two suspects, who died at the scene. The shooting has sparked a firestorm within the community and agency. Read our full coverage here.

Arsenal Firearms' AF2011-A1 double-barrel 1911 pistol turned plenty of heads.

SHOT Show 2013 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2013 plenty of new duty gear with a backdrop of the gun-violence debate in Washington, D.C. The show drew more than 62,000 attendees to Las Vegas, and POLICE editors focused on gear rather than politics. View our gallery and read additional coverage in "Best of Show" and Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Paul Clinton.

The 25th anniversary badge was Sun's first anniversary badge for the agency in 1998. The badge was supposed to be a keepsake and not worn on the uniform. When Sheriff Jerry Keller saw the finished product, it was approved for wear. The Metro badge on the shield was to make sure everyone would recognize it as an official badge.

Las Vegas Police Anniversary Badges

Special police badges have become a more common sight especially in larger agencies. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issues anniversary badges every five years to boost officer morale and honor the agency's heritage. The agency emerged in 1973 from a merger of the Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Department. The agency also produced a 9/11 badge commemorating the officers who helped in New York. View these badges, which were designed by Jimmy Smith, co-founder of an agency museum, and produced by Sun Badge Company. Photos courtesy of Sun Badge.

The TPT R7 NiMH Rechargable Full-Size Duty Flashlight from 5.11 Tactical features an intelligent switch that allows you to pick one of three modes: high, low, and strobe. On high, it puts out 504 lumens and 17,467 candela for 5.5 hours. On low, the TPT R7 has an output of 182 lumens, and the strobe mode puts out the full 504 lumens. Tested to ANSI FL1 standard, the light features a polymer PC/ABS body, NiMH (full D) rechargeable batteries, Cree XM-L LED technology, and a regulated circuit for maximum output. It comes complete with a three D battery pack, charging cradle, and both AC and DC connectors. List Price is $169.99.

Powerful Flashlights

Law enforcement officers can now choose from a variety of high-lumen flashlights to help illuminate dark alleys, vehicles, or rooms. These lights can improve officer safety by revealing threats, and assist in searches for trace evidence in low-light scenarios. Photos courtesy of vendors.

The 5.11 Taclite 8-inch Duty Boot has an upper of full-grain leather, 1,200-denier Cordura nylon, and breathable air mesh. Inside, an Ortholite sockliner, composite shank, and CMEVA midsole provide cushioning, comfort, and support while perforated EVA foam padding along with antibacterial and moisture-wicking linings keep feet comfortable and dry. The Taclite's outsole has fast rope control tread and a defined heel brake for control.

Your Holiday Wish List

Looking for a gift idea for fellow cops? Check out 12 of the most requested items in a POLICE Magazine holiday survey. For the last few holiday seasons, the editors of POLICE Magazine have gotten together, brainstormed gift ideas for law enforcement officers, and published what we call a holiday wish list. This year, we decided to use a different protocol. We surveyed a large segment of our readers and asked them what they want for Christmas. We got a lot of answers. The following is a representative sample of 12 gifts requested by our audience. Be sure to also read, "5 Gift Ideas for the Female Officer." Photos courtesy of vendors.

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.

The 5.11 Tactical Performance Winter Mock is designed to provide thermal protection with an underarm gusset as well as anti-microbial and moisture wicking properties for comfort and functionality. A reinforced mock collar provides a professional appearance, while flat lock seams reduce chafing and provide the perfect thermal base layer for wear under body armor. Available in black and midnight navy. 

Base Layers

With their advanced technologies that make them perfect for use under body armor to wick moisture and prevent chafing, and as an added layer of warmth, base layers have become standard equipment for law enforcement. Photos courtesy of vendors.

The Sabre 2.0 from 5.11 Tactical is a concealed carry jacket designed for covert operations. It's fully waterproof and breathable with a new updated mesh and nylon liner. In addition to right and left shoulder pockets, updated front vertical chest pockets and back up belt system-compatible hand warmer pockets provide storage. The Sabre 2.0 also has an updated fit, a waterproof removable hood, and a new vertical zipped back pocket near the lumbar to store the hood. Last but not least, the jacket features 5.11 Tactical's new Quixip side access system for quick access to a concealed sidearm. Available in black, coyote brown, moss, and dark navy.

Outerwear: 2012

The availability of different jacket styles for various functions and types of weather makes getting through a shift in any situation much more bearable. Photos courtesy of vendors.

The 2012 IACP Conference showcased plenty of cool gear for officers.

IACP 2012: Best of Show

Technology tends to be the emphasis of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. True to form, many of the coolest products at this year's show, held Sep. 29–Oct. 3 in San Diego, focused on the now high-tech aspects of evidence collection. Multiple companies debuted new and improved takes on video, drug analysis, and biometrics. Plenty of new tablets were also on hand. The following is a quick look at some of the products at IACP 2012 that caught our attention. Photos: Mark W. Clark, Paul Clinton, Stalker Radar, Thermo Scientific, and Ti Training

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