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Justifying Your Agency's Acquisition of Armored Vehicles  

With the correct officer training and community education these vehicles are a mainstay that departments will find they do not want to live without.

<p>Trek Stealth Pack (Photo: Tru-Spec)</p>

Police Product Test: Tru-Spec Tactical Backpacks  

Tru-Spec has added a few new packs for the everyday carry (EDC) market to its 2015 product lineup. The new additions, dubbed the Stealth and Trek Sling packs, are capable of managing a lot of gear in an optimally sized package.

<p>Photo: Blauer</p>

Police Product Test: Blauer ArmorSkin TacVest  

Blauer's popular ArmorSkin outer vest recently got a tactical makeover. The new ArmorSkin TacVest takes the affordability and comfort of the original uniform-styled ArmorSkin and adds the tactical versatility of MOLLE webbing and reinforced shoulder pads.


Rappelling: Stopping the Fall  

Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities. 

Hurst StrongArm: A Fistful of Hydraulic Power  

The StrongArm is a lightweight, compact battery-driven hydraulic tool. It can break open metal or wooden doors and cut through chains, rebar, security bars, and even two-by-fours.


Man With Knife, Gun Shuts Down CO Police Headquarters

Police in Arvada, CO, surrounded their own headquarters on Friday after a man walked into the lobby with a knife and a gun.

Police Say 13 Dead in Mass Shooting at Oregon Community College, Suspect Dead

Oregon State Police report 13 people are dead in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg. The suspect is one of the dead, according to 911 dispatch.

Bergara Completes Custom Build Rifle for Cobb County S.W.A.T.

Bergara USA, a division of BPI Outdoors, announced today that it has completed its custom build tactical rifle for the Cobb County (Ga.) Police Department S.W.A.T. unit. The rifle is based on its "Heavy Tactical" model and includes various customized features and components.


In SWAT Blog

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What LE Can Learn From the Kenya Mall Attack

These types of attacks illustrate the pattern that terrorists are committed to inflicting death and destruction anywhere to...

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<p>The Patrol Duty Uniform (PDU) Class A Long Sleeve Twill PDU Shirt is crafted from 5.11 Tactical&#39;s 5.78-ounce poly/cotton twill fabric. A Teflon treatment offers resistance against stains, moisture, and soil and a bi-swing shoulder design provides full mobility. Additional features include permanent creases, underarm vents, a badge tab, a zippered front placket, an epaulette kit, and pass-through mic cord access to keep you connected. Available in men&#39;s and women&#39;s A Class and B Class short-sleeve and long-sleeve tops. </p>
Tactical Apparel 2015
When your assignment calls for something different than a...
<p>The <a href=&quot;;>Dickies</a> Ventilated Ripstop Tactical Shirt offers a lightweight, flexible fit with moisture-wicking fabric that is perfect for warm weather conditions. The shirt includes chest storage pockets, a pencil sleeve pocket, a dedicated sunglass loop, and a hidden document pocket to keep your hands free and your mind on the task at hand. This 4.75-ounce shirt features ripstop flex fabric for comfort and ease of movement and features ventilated mesh panels to help keep you cool in hot environments.</p>
Hot Weather Wear 2015
You can still keep your cool on duty this summer in garments...
<p>The ProTech Shift 360 Scalable Armor System is a sleek and innovative plate rack design that offers the operator ultimate scalability based on mission-specific requirements. It can be worn in its most basic form as a plate rack system with the ability to build protection by adding optional accessories to transform into a fully loaded tactical carrier. Featuring the new Advanced Webless System (AWS) Honeywell Spectra Composite, this material combined with carrier design reduces overall weight by approximately 30% compared to standard modular webbing versions.</p>
Tactical Armor 2015
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