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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.

Model Officer Stacie Beck is photographed by Mark W. Clark, also a Scottsdale PD officer, for the "Well Dressed Female Officer" contest.

Police Magazine's Well Dressed Officers

View photo shoot outtakes from our new promotional series called the "Well Dressed Officer" contest. Six times a year, we outfit a themed officer — SWAT, Patrol, Female, Special Ops, K-9, Federal and Bomb Tech — with equipment from law enforcement suppliers. One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear. Enter by visiting the contest page at PoliceMag.com. Photos by Mark W. Clark.

New RAID Eyewear from 5.11 Tactical comes with three easy to change lenses in  smoke, ballistic orange, and clear. Molded inserts and an adjustable and  padded nosepiece offer stability and a great fit. RAID eyewear provides  100 percent protection from UVA and UVB radiation and meets ANSI  Z87.1-2003 and EN 166(F) protective eyewear standards. It includes a  Slickstick protective case, microfiber cleaning bag, and strap.  Replacement lenses are available separately.

Ballistic Eyewear

Our eyewear product roundup includes seven versatile models, each created with either tactical or ballistic specifications. Many of the products are ergonomically-designed and feature a variety of new features such as scratch resistance, ballistic lenses, UVA/UVB/UVC protection, climate control seals, and interchangeable accessories.

The SWAT BOT features an M16-style weapon that fires pepperballs, paintballs, and hardened rubber rounds.

SWAT Bot

Designed for law enforcement missions involving rioters and hostages, the SWAT Bot Robotic Weapon is a first-person view, unmanned ground vehicle that allows a remote operator to record video in a hazardous environment. The SWAT Bot can travel at speeds of up to 50 mph with a wireless range of 500 feet. It features an M16-style less-lethal weapon that fires pepperballs, paintballs, and hardened rubber rounds. It's produced by InspectorBots.com.

The official manufacturer of the RCMP Strathcona boot, Alberta Boot Co. also makes different variations of full leather traffic, dress, and motorcycle boots for law enforcement. The Black Strathcona boot is used by many police forces for both traffic and motorcycle duty. It features the "Tramper" foot for increased comfort and can be ordered with or without zippers and with choice of soles.

Duty Boots: 2011

If you're searching for a new pair of uniform boots in the New Year, you'll have plenty of choices, whether you're a patrol officer, tactical operator or motor cop. View our gallery of nine choices for law enforcement duty, including options from Alberta Boot Co. and Rocky's Long Range designed specifically for female officers.

A member of the Israeli Special Police Force uses cover from an armored rescue vehicle to approach a building as part of Exercises 6-8 — Multi-Agency Integrated Assault. Three agencies must coordinate an assault on a manufacturing plant. Venue: NUMMI Plant in Fremont.

Urban Shield Tests Police Responders

Twenty nine tactical teams, including three international, participated in Urban Shield 2010, the nation's largest first-responder training hosted by the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office. Organizers roll out scenario-based exercises at a variety of venues that teams must respond to during a 48-hour period. With each exercise, the teams must manage and respond to an ongoing critical incident. The exercises "provide opportunities to enhance response efforts and identify training needs in a simulated environment," according to organizers. Photos courtesy of Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

The federal Bureau of Land Management posts warning signs for tourists who would venture into the remote areas of southern Arizona's rugged, unforgiving desert.

How Cartels Smuggle Narcotics Into Arizona

Earlier this year, a regional SWAT team led by deputies with the Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office took POLICE Magazine into the Vekol Valley in the Arizona desert to show one way smugglers bring narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border. Smugglers often use illegal immigrants as drug mules to carry 25-pound marijuana bundles using makeshift "backpacks" of rope and cut strips of Mexican blankets to lessen discomfort. Listen to our podcast, "Tracking Smugglers in Southern Arizona," with Pinal County Sheriff's Sgt. Matt Thomas. Photos by Paul Clinton.

After stealing a BMW, suspect Daniel Brown asked a Peoria (Ariz.) PD  officer to help him move the disabled vehicle. The two men scuffled, and  Brown ran toward a gas station, where he stole a delivery truck. He then led a trio of law enforcement agencies on a pursuit that terminated at a Safeway grocery  store.

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Ariz., Crime Scene Photos

Det. James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD SWAT responded to a Safeway grocery on April 23, 2006, following a multi-agency pursuit of suspect Daniel Brown, who had scuffled with a patrol officer while attempting to steal a BMW. Brown then jacked a Krispy Kreme delivery truck and led officers to the Safeway, where he crashed through the front doors and then took a senior citizen hostage with a handgun. Peters ended the threat with two well-placed shots. Read the full story of this "Shots Fired." Photos courtesy of Scottsdale PD. Warning: Gallery contains a graphic image.

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