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Responding To the Tucson Shooting  

July 18, 2011

By Bryn Bailer

For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.

<p><em><strong>Members of the Eureka (Calif.) PD involved in the Honda incident  included (top, left to right,) Det. Ron Harpham, sniper; Officer Rocky  Harpham, entry; Sgt. Rigo Sanchez, team leader;&nbsp; Det. Todd Wilcox, team  leader; Officer Rob Metaxas, senior sniper; and (bottom row, left to  right) Sgt. Michael Johnson, entry; and Sgt. Bill Nova, SWAT team  commander.</strong></em></p>

Shots Fired: Eureka, California 12/08/2006  

July 1, 2011

By Dean Scoville

Within a day of Honda's holing up in the motel room, the Eureka Police Department received information of the man's whereabouts. The idea of dealing with a man desperately determined to avoid arrest and under the influence of meth was not something Eureka officers wanted to even think about it.

Police Product Test: Original S.W.A.T. WinX2 Boots  

June 27, 2011

By Scott Smith

POLICE Magazine reviews Original S.W.A.T.'s WinX2 Boots, Benchmade's 930 Kulgera Knife, and Tactical Assault Gear's Phalanx T4 Fury Vest.

<p><em><strong>5.11 Tactical's Side Kick has a 2.125-inch blade, and retails for $49.99.</strong></em></p>

Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty  

June 22, 2011

By Scott Smith

Many of the fixed blades built for law enforcement are designed for heavy-duty applications: cutting seat belts and harnesses, hacking through underbrush, breaking windows, prying open doors (not recommended), or they can even be used to puncture liquid containers. These uses will generally destroy any pocket knife you might carry.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 Pack  

May 23, 2011

By Scott Smith and Thad Benton

POLICE Magazine reviews 5.11 Tactical's RUSH MOAB 10 Pack, Tactical Tailor's Hybrid Enhanced Vest, and Tru-Spec's Tru Xtreme Apparel.

Chemical Agents  

April 28, 2011

By Jennifer Washington

View our roundup of nine chemical agents and customizable launchers created for either indoor or outdoor use with inert training rounds or impact projectiles. Chemical agents include liquid or powder barricade penetrators, OC-Vapor grenades, aerosol projectors and pepper projectiles.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Digital Concealment Systems.</strong></em></p>

Blending Into the Background  

April 27, 2011

By Melanie Basich

"Tactical black" is what springs to mind when thinking about SWAT teams, but it's not the only apparel option for police tactical units. With the advent of the A-TACS pattern from Digital Concealment Systems, many more agencies may be making the switch.

Tactical Pants: 2011  

April 26, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These nine suppliers offer tactical pants that provide comfort and utility for male and female officers.

Tactical Headsets and Mics: 2011  

March 28, 2011

By Melanie Basich

Advanced communications systems for tac teams now include throat mics, nearly invisible wireless earpieces, and everything in between.

Police Product Test: SureFire Muzzle Brake  

March 23, 2011

By Scott Smith

POLICE Magazine reviews the SureFire Muzzle Brake, Uncle Mike's Active Shooter Response Bag, and the Insight Technology M3X LED Weapon-Mounted Light.

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