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Baker Ballistics Introduces PatrolBat Ballistic Shield

April 8, 2010
Baker Ballistics has introduced the PatrolBat ballistic shield, a piece of tactical gear that's been developed specifically to provide instant ballistic cover to the endangered patrol officer.

Wet Weather Wear

January 6, 2010

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.

BlackHawk Introduces Nytek Duty Belt And Pouches

December 29, 2009
BlackHawk Products Group has introduced two new duty-gear lines using Nytek, a nylon composite fabric that's available in a plain or basket-weave finish to comply with agency or personal equipment uniform requirements.

Holiday Gift Guide

December 29, 2009

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.

Carrying the Load

November 30, 2009
Today, we have a litany of specialized police tools and instruments issued. I always laugh when a new product comes out and wonder if the holster manufacturers are tooling up for the new nicky neat police gadget. Does it come in basketweave?

Safariland Introduces New Inside-the-Waistband Holster

June 15, 2009

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.

Budgets, Needs, and Wants

June 2, 2009
You need to weigh criticality versus frequency in making this decision. How critical is it for you to have this widget? Will your life and survival depend on it? If not, reconsider.

Hanging Tough

June 1, 2009

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.

Holsters: Safe and Secure

June 1, 2009

With all of the duty holsters available today, it's amazing to think the only option for police officers used to be black leather. Now there's also laminate, nylon, and all manner of synthetics. For finish there's basketweave, plain, or high gloss. Not to mention increasingly innovative retention devices in holsters from level 1 to 3. Here's a selection of holsters for duty carry encompassing all of these variations.

Breakaway Reflective Vest

June 1, 2009
5.11’s new Breakaway Hi-Vis Vest, available in July, is ANSI/ISEA class II compliant for first responders. It meets all high-visibility and reflectivity requirements and features a clean, simple design with a total of six breakaway points at front, back, and sides.

Selecting a Concealed Carry System

April 1, 2009

When carrying a concealed weapon, the entire carry system must be considered. You need to think about not only the firearm (which we won't cover here), but also the belt, the holster, and any required support equipment such as reloads, tactical light, knife, handcuffs, and OC.

Police Product Test: BlackHawk Operations Jacket

April 1, 2009

Although the folks at BlackHawk do not promote their Warrior Wear Operations Jacket for covert operations, after months of use, I have found it to be one of the finest quality overt/covert jackets I have ever owned.

Powermonkey-eXplorer

April 1, 2009
Power Traveller’s powermonkey-eXplorer can charge electronic devices in remote locations. It will provide 96 hours of standby on your cell phone, 40 hours on your iPod, and 48 hours on your PDA. It’s available in blue, gray, pink, and yellow. Ultra compact, tough, and powerful, the powermonkey-eXplorer is water resistant and made from rubberized casing for durability.

Safariland Introduces New MOLLE Locking System for Holsters

March 12, 2009
Safariland announced today the introduction of its MOLLE Locking System and Quick Locking System for law enforcement, SWAT, military and personal protection applications. The two new locking systems allow users to quickly mount, reposition and remove many Safariland holsters or accessories to belts or MOLLE loop-equipped apparel.

Knives, Tools, and Answers

February 20, 2009
Yes, price is a consideration, as well as quality. But finding the right tool for your job is paramount.

Police Product Test: Blackhawk Hawkhook

January 1, 2009

With all of the gear we carry on our duty belts, what we don't need is yet another bulky tool to add more weight and take up more space. The Hawkhook is one piece of gear that is small but mighty.

L.A. County Sheriff Catches Flak for Plan to Send Deputies to D.C. for Inauguration

December 11, 2008
County officials estimate that they would be on the hook for another $905,000 in salary and benefits. In addition, there is $81,000 in needed "cold weather gear" including jackets, gloves, hats and "turtleneck dickies" at a cost of $232 per deputy.

BAE's Protech Armored Products Introduces Ultra-Lightweight Protective Helmets Made With Dyneema

October 14, 2008
DSM Dyneema today announced that Protech Armored Products, a BAE Systems Products Group company, is marketing protective helmets made with ultra-strong Dyneema HB26 unidirectional (UD) composite in the United States. The Denver Police Department in Colorado is the first U.S. organization to adopt the new Protech Delta LT helmets.

Duty Gear: What's new in holsters?

October 1, 2008

The newest holsters for on-the-job carry.

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.

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