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Ballistic Transformer

March 1, 2009

Imagine one item that can be deployed as a bomb blanket, a ballistic shield, and a litter for moving the wounded, just for starters. Protective Products International's Multi-Functional Armor Blanket (MFAB) does all this and more.

Tactical Uniforms

March 1, 2009

Read about the newest BDUs, tacpants, and jumpsuits for law enforcement.

Green Wheels

February 1, 2009

Current trends indicate that saving money and improving community relations will continue to drive law enforcement policy decisions for the foreseeable future. Following this train of thought, vehicles that run on electricity instead of gasoline and operate at lower speeds conducive to personal interaction are good news for both public safety and the public.

Ladies Choice

January 1, 2009

Uniforms aren't known for making fashion statements, but ideally they should be both comfortable and professional looking. With its Ladies Choice design, Elbeco feels it has finally created women's trousers to meet both of these criteria.

Wireless When You Need It

January 1, 2009

Not every natural disaster is as devastating as Katrina. But does your agency have a plan in place that would allow you to communicate in case a similar event occurred in your jurisdiction?

Hip to Be Square

December 1, 2008

After a long research process, Bushnell has found an unusual way to build a better flashlight with very consistent light output: by changing the shape of the beam from a circle to a square.

Are Your Radios at the Ready?

November 1, 2008

New regulations require that every public safety agency switch over to narrowband frequencies by 2013 or else. Now law enforcement agencies that don't bring their equipment and licenses up to date could find themselves in a world of hurt.

Mobile Data: What's new in in-car computing?

October 1, 2008

The latest in-car computers and laptops for law enforcement.

Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-U1 Ruggedized Hand-Held Computer

September 1, 2008

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1's super-fast Intel Atom processor allows it to run all of the applications you'd have on an in-car computer, including full-function Microsoft XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems, in real time. You no longer have to pick and choose.

Countdown to TREXPO EAST 2008

August 1, 2008

TREXPO East is scheduled to host an exclusive screening of the documentary, "Drug Wars: The Colombianization of Mexico," on Tuesday, August 26. Even if you don't work anywhere near the border or live in one of the border states, chances are that drug and human traffickers are operating in your state, and possibly in your jurisdiction.

Quiet Traction

August 1, 2008

Stealth Force is the new incarnation of Magnum USA's popular Stealth line of boots. Available in a host of styles—all in black leather and nylon—the Stealth Force line has a boot for patrol, SWAT missions, and the station, and pretty much everything in between.

WMD Gear for the First Responder

August 1, 2008

New suits, masks, and breathing apparatus for first responders.

Outfitting the Officer

July 1, 2008

Read on for the newest uniforms, outerwear, and casual wear for law enforcement.

Buzz Kill

July 1, 2008

The ThorShield fabric backing on this Point Blank ballistic vest carrier effectively shorts out electro-conductive devices to prevent a shock.

Significant Impact

July 1, 2008

Read on for a sampling of impact projectiles available for law enforcement.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Women Warriors

June 1, 2008

Maintaining a balance between one's identity as a woman and as a police officer is never going to be easy. Knowing this, Sgt. Stefani Gombar of the Phoenix PD cherishes one piece of advice she received in the academy from a female officer: "Don't lose yourself."

The ABCs of Body Armor

May 1, 2008

Although it's often called a bulletproof vest, ballistic armor can't make you invincible. It can, however, save your life should you be shot in the vest. And this is no small thing. Just ask anyone who's lived to tell the tale.

Countdown to TREXPO East 2008

May 1, 2008

Mark your calendar for the TREXPO East 2008 conference and expo, which returns to the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, Va., August 26–29, 2008. With a conference, professional training sessions, a trade show featuring specialized equipment and services, and a range day, TREXPO East offers something for everyone.

Rapid Transit

May 1, 2008

With only two wheels and a gyroscope balance system, Segway's Personal Transporter (PT) was a hard sell for some as a viable patrol vehicle. But it's certainly caught on in the last few years.

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

April 1, 2008

"My brother told me, 'If you want everyone to love you, join the fire department. If you want half the people to love you but half the people to hate you, go ahead and be on the police department.'" — Officer Michael Pecha, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department.

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