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Trusty Sidekicks

March 1, 2008

From mats to padded gear to simulated weapons, safety begins with training using the right equipment.

Boot Up

December 1, 2007

Consider it a holiday gift to yourself to be sure you have the footwear you need for the job this season. Here is a sampling of the newest models.

 

Just Like the Real Thing

November 1, 2007

From foam furniture to electrically charged knives, companies provide innovative solutions for training needs.

The Shape of Women's Body Armor

October 1, 2007

You don't need to have majored in biology to know that men and women are not created equal—in measurements, that is. That's why female officers need ballistic vests made especially for their unique shapes. And now that women make up a more significant amount of the market share in law enforcement, body armor companies are taking notice.

Portable First Aid

July 1, 2007

When the Secret Service asked Dr. Maurizio Miglietta to develop a kit its protective agents could carry to help them treat wounds, he created a compact bag of items he'd want on hand to treat injuries in an emergency. Now he's made the extremely portable vacuum-packed pouch available to law enforcement officers.

Summer-Friendly Uniforms

July 1, 2007

While civilians might whine about rising temperatures, they at least have the option of wearing shorts and a T-shirt with a pair of sandals to beat the summer heat. Police officers must wear a uniform, boots, and a stifling ballistic vest. Yet despite the limitations of regulations on duty, lighter clothing is an option, even if you're not a bicycle cop.

Can We Stop the Next Cho Seung-Hui?

June 1, 2007

At about 9 a.m. on April 16, snow was flurrying down on the Virginia Tech University campus. The flakes drifted lazily into the trees. Students walked to class. It was pretty. It was peaceful. It was the kind of scene that a college catalog photographer prays for. Just minutes later, the peace was broken.

Modular Ballistics

June 1, 2007

The name "Dragon Fire" implies ferocity and power during combat. Well, this ballistic vest is built to give as good as it gets.

Creeping Comfort: Magnum's Elite Spider Boots

May 1, 2007

Magnum's Elite Spider boot is built differently inside and out-from its combination upper made of polishable full-grain leather, action leather, and breathable aero mesh to its running shoe last.

TREXPO West 2007: Best of Show

May 1, 2007

Who says you can’t take it with you? Some of the coolest products at TREXPO West this year were made to be portable, and more than a few possessed that amazing “Why didn’t I think of that?” factor. Talk about a stellar combination.

Duty Wear

April 1, 2007

The days of cops wearing only long-sleeved Class A uniforms are gone. While some agencies still require their officers to wear traditional navy blue or tan wool uniforms year round while on duty, it’s becoming increasingly acceptable for officers to wear uniforms in a variety of fabrics and styles.

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.

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