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Glacier Tek Cool Vest

November 1, 2005
Glacier Tek’s Cool Vest is a product designed for the cop who has to work in the summer in body armor. Cool Vest encloses a set of reusable plastic pouches filled with a non-toxic substance. Glacier Tek says all you have to do is soak the pouches in ice water or place them in the freezer for 20 minutes, put them inside the Cool Vest carrier, then strap it between your vest and your skin, and it will keep your body at 59 degrees Fahrenheit for up to two-and-a-half hours in 100-degree heat.

Weinbrenner StabilIcers Lite Traction Gear

November 1, 2005
Winter is on the way and in some parts of the country that means snow and ice. To help you cope with winter, Weinbrenner offers StabilIcers Lite, an easy on/off set of ice cleats that fit any make of duty shoe or boot. StabilIcers Lite sell for $21.95 and are available from any vendor that sells Thorogood duty shoes and boots.

Who Really Pays for Your Gear?

July 1, 2005

There are many professions in which workers receive some kind of additional pay to allow them to buy essential apparel, gear, and equipment for their work. Traditionally soldiers, nurses, even some janitors have received uniform allowances. But few professionals have come to rely on this practice as much as law enforcement officers.

CommuniCard Police Traffic Stop Cards

July 1, 2005
The Police Traffic Stop translator from CommuniCard is a new visual aid that includes illustrations with Spanish and English descriptions to help officers communicate with non-English-speaking drivers. The cards are available as laminated pocket guides and decks.

Torture Testing

June 1, 2005

All holsters are not created equal. You know that. You also know that different types of holsters are designed to be used for different police applications. But what you may not know is how to evaluate holsters for quality, fit, retention, and general function.

Think About Your Holster

December 1, 2004

I would urge all officers to take a closer look at their holsters and what they need from their holsters.

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods

November 1, 2004

Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.

Ka-Bar Mule Folding Sheath Knife

October 1, 2004

Heavy-duty construction and built-in safety features make Ka-Bar’s latest a practical alternative to clip-it knives.

Duty Belt Deconstruction

March 1, 2004

While some safety measures may seem insignificant now, they might actually save your life someday. Start by looking at your duty belt. Did you configure the items on it because they work best that way for you, or because everyone else does it that way?

Buck-Strider Police Utility Knife

January 1, 2004

This unusual folding knife is built tough enough for daily duty and designed for close defense.

Improvised Weapons

October 1, 2003

It's time to think outside the box-way outside the box.

Vise Grips

July 1, 2003

Who would have thought years ago that the hunk of hardened and shaped leather we wear on our hips would evolve from a simple holster into a high-tech, lightweight firearm retention device?

Binocular Basics

April 1, 2003

Look on the front seat of the vast majority of police cars today and I'd wager you'll see a beat up pair of K-Mart binoculars (or worse).

The Stuff of Life

March 1, 2003

It may seem obvious to everyone but old-fashioned football coaches, drill sergeants, and police academy PT instructors, but people exerting themselves in the hot sun need water. You need water for your body to function normally, and therefore to do your job.

Columbia River's M16 Duty Knives

February 1, 2003

The top of the line is the M16 series of knives developed by Kit Carson, a well known member of the Knifemakers' Guild.

Nylok Pro Duty Gear

January 1, 2003
Safariland's new Nylok Pro line includes accessory cases, holders, and pouches, all made of tough, ballistic nylon. Finished with Safari-Laminate, the Nylok Pro line is lightweight yet resistant to scuffs, tears, and fading.

Calling All MacGyvers

November 1, 2002

With a pocket tool in his hand and a couple of strips of aluminum foil MacGyver could probably construct a nuclear power plant. You won't need to do that. But in the real world of law enforcement, these devices are handy streamlined versions of the essential items from your tool box.

On the Cutting Edge

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

What's in a Boot?

October 1, 2002

You probably know what you like, but you probably also see something new each time you browse your local uniform store, looking to replace your boots. Companies continue to come up with newer and better technologies every year.

Have Gun--Will Travel

June 1, 2002

Today's law enforcement personnel have many choices beyond leather, and much more to carry than just a pistol.

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