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<p>The TacVent attaches to the carrier and lifts the carrier and armor one-half inch from the wearer to allow cooling air flow. (Photo: TacVent)</p>

TacVent: Cooling System  

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

<p>Photo: Laser Technology Inc.</p>

Laser Technology: Finding Your Target  

Many patrol officers know Laser Technology Inc. for its speed measurement devices. But using lasers to make detailed calculations from a distance is also ideal for shooters.

<p>The Rook vehicle (Photo: Ring Power Corp.)</p>

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>Photo: Pryme</p>

Police Product Test: Pryme NEP-BH Bone Mic/Headset  

This could easily be mistaken for a music earbud and makes this a great system for undercover work. The microphone can be activated by either the remote push-to-talk switch or the main button on the radio itself.

<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.


TacView Releases 3.10 Tactical Pole Camera

The TacView 3.10 is a pole-mounted, IR/color camera that can help you search areas in full room light or in total darkness.

Video: Suspect Killed in Shootout with Denver SWAT

Officers were called to the 300 block of South Alcott Street at 5:30 pm. When they arrived, they learned shots had been fired at the home after a family disturbance. The suspect, who also had a felony robbery warrant out for his arrest, had injured himself during the disturbance.

Russia Sends Puppy to France After K-9 Killed During Raid on Terrorist's Hideout

Russia has shown its solidarity with the people of France in an unusual way - by donating a new puppy to carry on the memory of Diesel, the police dog killed by a suicide bomber on Wednesday.


In SWAT Blog

Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

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Hardening Physical Targets

With the exception of the military-related attacks at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists and criminals are more...

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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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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