Did you attend any events related to National Police Week this year?
View photo shoot outtakes from our new promotional series called the "Well Dressed Officer" contest. Six times a year, we outfit a themed officer — SWAT, Patrol, Female, Special Ops, K-9, Federal and Bomb Tech — with equipment from law enforcement suppliers. One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear. Enter by visiting the contest page at PoliceMag.com. Photos by Mark W. Clark.
Regularly assess the contents of your patrol bag to make sure you have the essentials and no outdated items. Regardless of your assignment, extra ammo and some form of hydration system are important to carry with you.
Here's a selection of holsters and holders to safely and comfortably carry your necessary gear close at hand.
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.
Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today its newest Inside-the-Waistband (IWB) concealment holster, designed for improved grip, holstering, and concealability for plainclothes or civilian carry.
Today's law enforcement officers carry more gear on their belt than ever before. Not only are all of these items heavy, the holsters they're held in are difficult to move when necessary. That's why Safariland has developed two simple locking systems that allow you to add or remove various holsters on your duty belt or MOLLE loops without rearranging other items in the process.