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Austin (Texas) PD's Crisis Negotiation Team  

March 1, 2007

Texas' capital city of Austin was the site of the infamous Texas Tower sniper incident in 1966, widely credited with inspiring the creation of SWAT teams. Today it is home to a nationally recognized police crisis-negotiation team.

Surprise, Shock, and Speed  

March 1, 2007

Diversionary devices have had many names, not all of them popular. But that's mostly due to the public's misperception of what they are and how they are used.

Modern Tactical Boots  

March 1, 2007

A proper fitting tactical boot needs to provide support, flexibility, and durability that allow the user to train and work without the distraction of sore feet.

Light and Tough  

February 1, 2007

The first thing you need to know about First Choice Armor’s new Multi-Use Shield Technology (M.U.S.T.) is that it was designed by shield operators for shield operators.

A New Look, A New Year  

January 1, 2007
The more observant of you may notice that this issue of POLICE looks a little different. In the magazine industry, this is called a redesign, and we’re really jazzed about our new look. Now, I know that some of you out there may be thinking, “Why’d they change it? I liked it just the way it was.”

Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG)  

January 1, 2007
Glyn Bindon was a South African immigrant who came to the United States and worked in the auto industry and also for NASA. He was also the founder of one of America’s most innovative manufacturers of tactical optics.

Light Advantage Z-4 Targeter II  

January 1, 2007

Over the past decade all sorts of tactical lights have cropped up. Some companies have actually entered the mainstream lighting market based on the popularity of their tactical products. Light Advantage is one such company.

Police Product Test: Revision Sawfly Military Eyewear System  

January 1, 2007

Eye injuries are one of the most common wounds faced by military and law enforcement personnel. That’s why quality protective eye gear is one of the most important pieces of gear that you can carry into an operation.

How to Buy Rifle Optics  

January 1, 2007

In days gone by, “rifle optics” referred to one thing: a telescopic sight with varying degrees of magnification. But today, rifle optics include a new class of aiming devices called combat optics, generally red dot sights.

How to Get Into SWAT Shape  

November 1, 2006

Training for any agency’s SWAT team is physically, mentally, and tactically challenging. Add in long and changing shift work hours, family obligations, and not enough time in the day, and your goal of joining a SWAT team appears even more difficult. The goal of this article is to assist those police officers currently on the force in achieving the fitness level of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers.

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