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Hide and Chic Purse Holster - DeSantis
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5.11 Tactical's Trinity Polo for women features a buttonless placket and decorative stitching in addition to a moisture-wicking finish for comfort in warm weather.

Polo Shirts 2014

For training and details that don't call for a traditional uniform, polo shirts provide functional details and a professional look.

5.11 Tactical's sleeveless women's holster shirt is a female-specific concealed carry option. The shirt features a mesh shoulder yoke to distribute weight evenly. Highly durable fabric pockets under each arm provide plenty of space for a compact handgun, extra magazines or speedloaders, and firearm accessories. An outer mesh layer prevents printing and an inner neoprene layer adds a layer of comfort while carrying your firearm. The shirt also features moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry and comfortable. Available in black and white and in sizes S-XL.

Women's Base Layers

Undergarments that fit your body provide comfortable protection from sweat and chafing when worn beneath your body armor or clothes.

Arsenal Firearms' AF2011-A1 double-barrel 1911 pistol turned plenty of heads.

SHOT Show 2013 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2013 plenty of new duty gear with a backdrop of the gun-violence debate in Washington, D.C. The show drew more than 62,000 attendees to Las Vegas, and POLICE editors focused on gear rather than politics. View our gallery and read additional coverage in "Best of Show" and Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Paul Clinton.

When Indianapolis Police Officer Elizabeth Robinson rode in a squad car, she was required to wear a skirt and keep her purse close to her side because it carried her gun.

First Female Radio Car Cops

Indianapolis Police Officers Elizabeth Robinson and Betty Blankenship are generally acknowledged as the first female officers assigned to patrol duties in a radio car. For more about this era of pioneering police women, read our related feature, "The First Female Patrol Officers." Photos: Collection of the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.

Revision's Small-size Sawfly Military Eyewear System features a tighter base curve lens that follows the contours of smaller proportions, providing greater lateral protection and retention for users with a smaller face geometry. Like its Regular and Large counterparts, the Sawfly Small features a lightweight frame, comms-compatible arms, and interchangeable UV protective lenses. It's also prescription capable and exceeds ANSI and military ballistic impact requirements. 

Eyewear: 2012

Preserve your eyesight with glasses designed to meet the needs of law enforcement. View this gallery for six currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers.

5.11 Tactical's Lightweight Men's and Women's Taclite Patrol Duty Uniforms (PDU) feature the company's proprietary fabric, Taclite, a lightweight, breathable blend of 65% polyester, 35% cotton ripstop fabric. Not only is the uniform convenient, but the durable, economical wash-and-wear fabric is long-term fade resistant and comes out of the dryer ready to wear, potentially saving hundreds of dry cleaning dollars per year. 

Uniforms: 2012

Law enforcement uniforms now include non-traditional components like polos and ballistic vest carriers to meet your needs no matter your detail. View these currently available choices from eight leading law enforcement suppliers.

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.

The 5.11 Tactical Sabre 2.0 jacket features the QUIXIP side access  system for fast sidearm access. Radio mic pass-through openings from the  hand warmer pockets to the inside of the jacket and three pullout ID  panels allow you to remain covert. The softshell outer shell is  waterproof yet breathable and features waterproof zippers on the front  and arms. A removable hood can be detached and stowed in an  easily-accessible vertical back zipper pocket.

Outerwear: 2011

It used to be you had to wear the bulky jacket your agency mandated for duty wear. But now there are many different options for duty, training, and other details. And even those formerly bulky jackets are more streamlined, comfortable, and effective at keeping the weather at bay. Here's a look at some of this next-generation outerwear.

October 2011: The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department's Officer Darrell Goodrow, Sgt. Karl Lounge, Officer Timothy McClintick, Officer Max McDonald, and Officer Doug Weaver were   instrumental in the attempted rescue of three officers ambushed inside   of a house. Sgt. Karl Lounge, front row, first on left; Officer Darrell Goodrow, front row, third from left; Officer Doug Weaver, second row, second from left; Officer Tim McClintick, second row, far right; Officer Max McDonald, back row, second from right. All officers pictured received their agency's Medal of Valor for this incident.

NLEOMF's Officers of the Month

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has honored some of the nation's bravest and most dedicated officers through its Officer of the Month program. Officers of the month are nominated by their supervisors, and then the nominees are reviewed by the NLEOMF staff. Nominations that make the cut receive consideration from a select committee of NLEOMF board members. Last year POLICE Magazine became official media sponsor for the Officer of the Month program. We have been publishing detailed stories of the officers who have received this honor in print, since June 2010. View this gallery for photos and capsule summaries of the honorees.

Armor Express presents the Revolution concealable carrier system.  With a lightweight microfiber shell, anti-microbial lining, and a  microfiber "wearstrip" for added durability, the Revolution offers  comfort and breathability to its users. The Revolution is available in  both male and fully structured female models. The concealable vest is  NIJ 0101.06 Certified in level II or IIIA.

Concealable Ballistic Vests

You spend every shift for several years wearing the same ballistic vest under your uniform. You know it's there keeping you safe, but it's even better when you aren't constantly aware of this protection because it fits just right. Thanks to thinner, more advanced ballistic packages as well as carriers featuring high-tech materials and designs, manufacturers are able to make concealable vests more comfortable and effective. Here's a look at some standout vests available right now.

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