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Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young plans to return to chasing high-risk suspects, after he recovers from multiple surgeries. He plans to pass the department's SWAT obstacle course in late 2012 or early 2013. Photo courtesy of Todd Young.

Returning To Duty: Todd Young

Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young returned fire, after a violent Norteno gang member fired 10 rounds at him at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2010 on a street in Oakland. Officers performed trauma care on Young and delivered him to Highland Hospital, where he received life-saving emergency medical care. He is now recovering and plans to rejoin the SWAT team later this year or in early 2013. We feature his story in the June 2012 "Shots Fired" and "Todd Young's Long Road Back."

SIG Sauer brought the first working versions of its P938 pistol (above), a 9mm version of its own P238 (below) concealed carry gun in .380 ACP. SIG also introduced the P224 sub-compact pistol in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG with either a DAK or DA/SA trigger system.

SHOT Show 2012 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2012 featured plenty of new gear for law enforcement officers. The show drew more than 61,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and added several "law enforcement only" halls for vendors. View our gallery and read our two-part coverage of the show, "Report From the Aisles" and "Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

Lenco Armored Vehicles is the most trusted armored SWAT vehicle manufacturer in the world. Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies across the United States rely on Lenco BEARs and BearCats every day. BEARs and BearCats have taken assault fire in the field; bullets have bounced off and lives have been saved. From LAPD and L.A. County Sheriff to NYPD and Boston PD, Lenco Armored Vehicles have become standard operating procedure. The Lenco BEAR and BearCat...the way SWAT does business.

Lenco BEAR & BearCat In Action

View our gallery featuring images of Lenco's BEAR and BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicles (ARVs) in use by several law enforcement agencies. Editor's note: This gallery is sponsored by Lenco.

The Pit-bull VX from Alpine Armoring  strikes an imposing stance, and may help violators rethink their barricaded position.

Alpine's Pit-bull VX SWAT Truck

Alpine Armoring's Pit-bull VX SWAT Truck debuted at the 2011 IACP conference in Chicago, and the sleek, imposing vehicle looks like it may have rolled off an action-movie set. The 4x4 truck, which is built on a Ford F-550 chassis, offers armor protection up to NIJ Level IV to stop high-power rifle rounds, including 7.62x51, 7.62x54, and 5.56x45. View our gallery for more on this vehicle. Photos courtesy of Alpine Armoring.

BlackHawk's Special Operations Medical Backpack is a mid-sized,  frameless medical pack that opens fully to display all items for  efficient emergency care. It now includes S.T.R.I.K.E. webbing on three  sides for modular gear attachment and features comfortable  contour-padded shoulder straps and waist belt. This 1,000-denier nylon  pack can carry an additional 72-ounce or 100-ounce BlackHawk hydration  system and is available in black, dark earth, OD green, and Army  uniform.

Tactical Medical Kits

Convenient packs full of supplies to treat injuries are worth their weight in gold when you or a buddy is wounded in the field. View our gallery of six offereings from BlackHawk, North American Rescue, S.O. Tech, Tactical Medical Solutions, Voodoo Tactical, and Z-Medica.

International Cartridge sponsored the live-fire demonstration. Frangible rounds were fired into a metal box, and the powder was collected to be shown to attendees.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011 In Pictures

Attendees to the POLICE-TREXPO 2011 conference in Chantilly, Va., from Aug. 10-12 had the chance to hear Lt. Col. Dave Grossman give the keynote, "The Bulletproof Mind: Psychological and Physiological Preparation for Combat." They were also able to take advantage of a pair of defensive-tactics traing sessions, including Al Giusto's techniques for disarming suspects armed with edged weapons. Range Night included an instructional session from Chris Cerino of "Top Shot" fame.

The Benchmade Nim Cub II fits most agency policies with its 3.5-inch  blade  and tang that are one piece.  For a solid grip, Benchmade uses  Noryl GTX, which is also tough and  capable of surviving most chemicals  you could come in contact with on  duty. The knife arrives with a range  of blade options, starting with tanto or drop point, and a  plain edge  or a partially serrated edge.

Fixed-Blade Knives

View our photo gallery of fixed-blade knives that appeared in the June issue of POLICE Magazine. We covered 10 of these knives in a feature article; this gallery presents all the photos and information about these knives, as well as a bonus knife that didn't appear in print. The full article is "Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty."

The Cobb County (Ga.) Police Department acquired a Cadillac Gage Textron LAV-300 amphibious light-armored vehicle.

Military Surplus Vehicles for LE

The federal government's 1033 program allows law enforcement agencies to acquire special vehicles such as an amphibious LAV, Humvee, MRAP, patrol boat, helicopter or even a landing craft for specialized missions. The agencies acquire the vehicles via the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO). Photos are courtesy of LESO.

The rails on S&W's 327 TRR8 provide ample room for customization,  although few holsters currently exist to fit the revolver and its  accessories. A custom holster may be your best option.

S&W's 327 TRR8 Revolver

Smith & Wesson developed its eight-shot 327 TRR8, after a SWAT officer contacted the company to ask for a beefy revolver for the lead penetrator, who must carry a ballistic shield with one hand. The TRR8 gives operators eight rounds of .357 Mag in a package including a Scandium "N" frame, 5-inch barrel, and blackened cylinder. Rails and moon clips are included. After viewing these photos, read POLICE Magazine's full "Arsenal" review, "Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8" Revolver from the May 2008 issue. Photos by Alex Landeen.

SHOT Show 2011 has no shortage of 1911-style pistols on the 100th anniversary of the John Moses Browning gun's adoption by the U.S. military. These 1911s were introduced by Smith & Wesson.

SHOT Show 2011 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2011 featured a slew of introductions from companies diversifying their product lines. The show drew more than 50,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and also featured celebrity appearances, quick-draw contests, competitive shooters, and plenty of law enforcement gear. Read our full coverage of the show, "SHOT Show 2011: Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

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