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<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.

<p>Photo: Tuff Products</p>

Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit  

March 9, 2015

By David Griffith

The T.A.S.K. with P.T.K. is a leg rig that holds four AR-15/M4 magazines, EMT shears, latex gloves, surgical tape, modular bandage, tourniquet, and a chest seal. It's made of rugged 1680-denier black ballistic nylon and double-layered scuba webbing.

<p>Photo of SWAT Tac gloves: StrongSuit</p>

Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves  

January 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

<p>Hornady&#39;s Critical Duty .357 Magnum</p>

SHOT Show 2015 Sneak Preview  

January 16, 2015

By David Griffith

Each January the leading manufacturers of firearms, gear, equipment, and apparel debut many of their new products at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Here's a quick preview.

<p>Photo: Citadel Defense Technologies</p>

Ballistic Face Shield  

December 31, 2014

By David Griffith

Priebe started to think about ways to remedy the problem of how to protect officers' faces while they are engaged in "routine patrol duties." And the result is the Citadel Defense Cide Shield.

<p>Photo: Team Wendy</p>

Police Product Test: Team Wendy Exfil Ballistic Helmet  

November 26, 2014

By A.J. George

In 2014 Team Wendy took its Exfil LTP design and added NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection and superb fragmentation performance in a package that meets current ACH Blunt Impact Protection standards.

<p>Planned law enforcement operation that involve locations guarded by dogs must include non-lethal means for neutralizing the dogs such as fire extinguishers and catch poles. Here, a Chicago animal control officer demonstrates use of a catch pole on a friendly animal.(Photo: National Canine Research Council)</p>

Planned Operations and Dogs  

November 4, 2014

By David Griffith

Some SWAT teams have become very adept at using non-lethal tools to neutralize the threat presented by dogs. Retired Cleveland SWAT entry team leader Robert O'Brien says that long before the Hells Angels case and its nearly $2 million in settlements his SWAT team always considered the presence of dogs in its planning. O'Brien's tool of choice for getting the dogs out of the way was the fire extinguisher.

<p>Photo: St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD</p>

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic  

July 25, 2014

By St. Petersburg Police Research and Planning

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

<p>Photo courtesy of Chris Felski/ATF</p>

Tactical Medicine in Transition  

July 15, 2014

By David Griffith

So if emergency medical response during critical incidents is now going to be performed by patrol officers and individual SWAT operators, do law enforcement agencies still need tactical medical support? The experts say yes and for a variety of reasons.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Radios: Your Lifeline is Evolving  

June 22, 2014

By David Griffith and Mark Clark

Officers have come to rely on both their in-car and portable radios for critical intelligenc. Here's a look at some trends in police communications today and some evolving technologies that will radically change them in the near future.

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