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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  

November 17, 2015

By David Griffith

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  

October 22, 2015

By Melanie Basich

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  

September 30, 2015

By Leigh Hunt

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  

September 30, 2015

By A.J. George

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  

August 31, 2015

By A.J. George

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  

August 31, 2015

By A.J. George

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  

August 24, 2015

By Christopher Feder

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

Hurst StrongArm: A Fistful of Hydraulic Power  

July 14, 2015

By David Griffith

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.

<p>Photo: Team One Network</p>

Critical Incident Drills: Staging a Dress Rehearsal  

June 30, 2015

By David Griffith

Before a sheriff or chief is going to sign off on committing resources to a practical critical incident exercise, you will have to convince him or her of need. And he or she will likely be more receptive to the idea if you have done some work and determined what bugs need to be worked out in your response plan.

<p>Photo: Chinook Medical Gear</p>

Police Product Test: Chinook Medical Gear Life Kit  

March 31, 2015

By A.J. George

The Life Kit contains the bare essentials for quick treatment of major bleeding or penetrating wounds, all in a super-compact package that can be carried in any cargo pocket.

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