Did you attend any events related to National Police Week this year?
Forum Industries is doing some wonderful things with Gore fabrics and its latest line of protective duty clothing is nothing short of impressive. My example was the company's R521 Windstopper Patrol Soft Shell in the "IKE," or above-the-belt cut.
At the IACP show these days there's the conventional stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And it can be on the same aisle and even side by side; sometimes it can even be in the same booth.
The availability of different jacket styles for various functions and types of weather makes getting through a shift in any situation much more bearable. Photos courtesy of vendors.
The 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference appeared to focus on officer protection. We've chosen to highlight several innovative innovative products from the show.