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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.

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.

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