Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
Most civilian packs aren't up to the task of handling a cop's multitude of weapons, accessories, and random must-have items securely and without falling apart after some rough use. Read on for a selection of storage options that can fit a bunch and take a tumble with no trouble.
Today, protective eyewear is a must have for both law enforcement and military personnel, and you have a lot of makes and styles to choose from. Let's take a look at some of the latest duty eyewear.
On patrol, you never know what you'll need protection from. Think of gloves as an essential tool no matter the time of year.
Knives and pocket tools are an invaluable asset for a patrol officer and have become as much a part of the duty uniform as body armor. Here's our look at 10 current offerings for 2010 from today's best-known suppliers.
Here's a selection of holsters and holders to safely and comfortably carry your necessary gear close at hand.
There are as many styles of knives and tools as there are men and women in uniform. POLICE Magazine asked me to take a look at one item each from several of today's best known manufacturers.
Scott Smith reviews 5.11 Tactical's Tactical Trainers, Remington Premier Rescue Knife, Uncle Mike's Wheeled Duffel Bag, and Rudy Project Genetyk Protective Eyewear.
Polo shirts and tac pants can take you to the range and beyond in style and comfort.
There was a lot more to see at this year's SHOT Show than backup weapons. Glock announced a major facelift of its duty pistols, Bushmaster launched a new combat rifle, and numerous companies pumped out cool police products. Here's a quick look at some of our favorites.
Scott Smith reviews ESS Eyepro Crossbow Eye Protection, 5.11 Tactical Covert Cargo Pant, Truglo Tritium Fiber Optic Sights, Rogue Warrior Avenger Watch, and Zero Tolerance 0700 Folding Knife.
At SHOT Show 2010, 5.11 Tactical introduced the ThumbDrive Holster, a modular holster that can be used for duty carry or concealment. The holster arrives with a chop blocker, belt slide and removeable paddle system. It will be available in April.
A California police officer field-tests 5.11 Tactical's Patrol Duty Uniform (PDU) by crawling on grass, rolling in dirt and pouring a bucket of mud on his chest. The PDU is Teflon-treated to resist stains and repel water.
We review the Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak, 5.11 Tactical Scout Folder Knife, BlackHawk Tactical Ballistic Vest Carrier, and Tango Down AR Magazines and Rail Covers.
Back in the late 1970s when the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) established a trade show for the hunting and firearms industry, no one could have predicted that the exposition would become a major stage for the unveiling of law enforcement products. But that's what the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show has become.
What should you consider when looking at outerwear for duty or most any foul weather? First, versatility. Because quality outerwear is expensive, it needs to serve for at least three seasons out of the year. The second item to consider is whether the outer jacket is truly waterproof or just water resistant; there is nothing worse than being cold and wet. Last is the price. If the clothing breaks the bank it will cause issues.
It's pretty hard to find the right gift for anyone this time of year. Buying gifts for cops is especially difficult. That's why the editors at POLICE have assembled this quick look at a dozen great gifts that any cop would love.
So what did I find from the major vendors for base layers? There are base layers from cotton, various polyester/Lycra blends, wool blends, and layers for cold or hot weather. The choices seem to be endless.