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U.S. Armor Comfort Advanced Cover System (ACS) Carrier

March 1, 2007

Southern California-based U.S. Armor has been around for more than 20 years and prides itself on reliability. If U.S. armor makes a change, it's for a good reason. Following on the heels of the company's newly redesigned logo and Website, U.S. Armor's new concealable vest carrier provides enhanced comfort by utilizing new materials and ergonomic designs.

Surprise, Shock, and Speed

March 1, 2007

Diversionary devices have had many names, not all of them popular. But that's mostly due to the public's misperception of what they are and how they are used.

Mobile Command: Better Than a Bread Truck

March 1, 2007

A conference on the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction in 1998 convinced Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of the Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff's Department that his agency needed to purchase a mobile command unit so all agencies in his county would be prepared for such an event.

Preparing For the Worst

March 1, 2007

Whether you've participated in hundreds of emergency response exercises or not a one, a new online resource will benefit you and your agency in planning a real-time scenario—especially if you're interested in federal funding.

Concealable Armor

February 1, 2007

On Nov. 23, 2006, the day after Thanksgiving, Officer Chris Walker of the Jonesboro (Ark.) Police Department confronted a rape suspect hiding in a dark attic. The suspect fired from a prone position directly at Walker, who was able to return fire.

Stopping Power

January 1, 2007

Need some ammo for your scattergun? Try out these pellets and slugs.

30th Anniversary: Voices of Experience

October 1, 2006

On the occasion of our thirtieth anniversary, Police Magazine decided to contact veteran officers and ask them how law enforcement has changed in the past three decades.

Cool K-9 Gear

September 1, 2006

Keep your four-legged partner outfitted with top-notch equipment.

Concealed Comfort

August 1, 2006

The latest in concealable armor provides comfort and flexibility while still offering the protection you need from everyday dangers on the job.

Your Constant Companion

July 1, 2006

Your duty holster keeps your trusty sidearm close at hand; it can and should be as unique as you are.

The Well-Dressed Cop

March 1, 2006

Head-to-toe police apparel.

Training Aids

January 1, 2006

The proper equipment can make your training safer and more effective.

Gate Keepers: America's Airport Police

December 1, 2005

You don't have to be a frequent traveler to benefit from the skills of the airport police. Most people don't even think about the job they do. Maybe that's because part of their job is maximizing efficiency and making sure travelers get to their destinations with as little disturbance as possible.

Taking a Toll

November 1, 2005

The enormity of what law enforcement officers have been tasked with in the Gulf state areas devastated by this year’s one-two punch of hurricanes can be summed up in one word: overwhelming.

Speed Guns

September 1, 2005

New technology in radar and lidar makes it even more difficult for drivers to beat speeding tickets. The best part is many of these innovations have reduced the number of court dates for cops because the resulting evidence is so ironclad.

Heat Seekers: Thermal Imaging

August 1, 2005

The technology known as thermal imaging senses heat using infrared—a part of the light spectrum the unaided human eye cannot see—and displays it on a screen as images in varying shades of gray.

A Second Set of Eyes

May 1, 2005

Police agencies have come to depend on in-car video systems to capture each shift on camera. Not only do these devices provide a way to document events that take place in and around patrol cars, but new technology makes the recorded proof even more ironclad when scrutinized by defense attorneys and jury members.

How to Equip Patrol Cars

April 1, 2005

Most law enforcement agencies have been through the process of buying and equipping cars many times before. But just because you’ve done it before doesn’t mean you have to do it the same way every time. There are many choices when it comes to outfitting your patrol cars with lightbars, partitions, deck lights, and all the other accoutrements that make cruisers patrol ready. Maybe it’s time for your department to look into the different options.

More Tactical Communications Gear Companies

March 1, 2005

To supplement the story, "Can You Hear Me Now?" in the March issue of Police, this is an additional resource of companies that sell tactical communications equipment.

Can You Hear Me Now?

March 1, 2005

When you’re in a high-risk situation, nothing is more important than effective communication to keep you and fellow officers alive. Equipment that keeps you in touch with other tactical officers is invaluable at such times.

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