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The Wiley X Durtac glove features  injection-molded thermoplastic knuckle and  individual finger protectors  for impact and abrasion resistance. The  design also includes a durable  synthetic leather palm, an ergonomically  shaped palm patch, ventilated  fingers, and Air Mesh on the back of the  hand. A silicone print on the  thumb and index fingers provide  increased grip.

Patrol Gloves: 2011

Today's patrol gloves can protect against microbes, bacteria, blood-borne pathogens, needles, and even knives. They can help you scale chain-link fences, keep your extremities warm, and give you a better grip when you need it. View these nine options that are now available.

Ruger celebrated the M1911 centennial by introducing the SR1911, a hard-nosed pistol for purists, collectors and warriors.

Ruger's SR1911 Pistol

Ruger celebrated the M1911 centennial by introducing the SR1911, a hard-nosed pistol for purists, collectors and warriors. View our photo gallery of the new pistol that includes several photos not seen in the June "Arsenal" review of Ruger's SR1911 pistol.

The patent-pending Level II security ThumbDrive holster from 5.11 Tactical is reinforced  and features a slick-surface polymer that can hold its shape above 300  degrees Fahrenheit. Designed with a thumb-activated release, the holster  avoids wearing off the finish of a firearm and features a Chop-Block  attachment for added securement. A paddle and belt slide for belts up to  2.25 inches are included, though a Drop-and-Off-Set kit and thigh rig  are available as additional accessories.

Duty Holsters: 2011

View five duty holsters from leading law enforcement manufacturers to secure your duty weapon or TASER electronic control device. These holsters appeared in the June issue of POLICE and are available now.

The Benchmade Nim Cub II fits most agency policies with its 3.5-inch  blade  and tang that are one piece.  For a solid grip, Benchmade uses  Noryl GTX, which is also tough and  capable of surviving most chemicals  you could come in contact with on  duty. The knife arrives with a range  of blade options, starting with tanto or drop point, and a  plain edge  or a partially serrated edge.

Fixed-Blade Knives

View our photo gallery of fixed-blade knives that appeared in the June issue of POLICE Magazine. We covered 10 of these knives in a feature article; this gallery presents all the photos and information about these knives, as well as a bonus knife that didn't appear in print. The full article is "Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty."

This is a view looking north up the alley where the firefight took place. Steven Williams, a 21-year-old robbery suspect, was positioned next to the metal plate on the right between the fence and the building.

Shots Fired: Tulsa, Okla., The Alley

Tulsa K-9 Officer Steve Downie was summononed to a dark alley about a mile from a fast-food restaurant that had been robbed on June 10, 1996. Officer Downie and Officer Dick Hobson began searching the alley on foot, when muzzle blasts lighted up the area. Suspect Steven Williams, 21, had engaged officers with a shotgun, firing from a darkened corner in front of a steel plate (visible on the right). Read the full story, as our "Shots Fired" feature for June. Photos are courtesy of Steve Downie.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is expected to offer 290 hp for the six-cylinder police Charger. Chrysler also added a chrome-bezel bumper and more aggressive hood scalloping.

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Law enforcement agencies such as the Boise (Idaho) Police Department have opted for Chrysler's 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit as their new patrol car to replace the Crown Vic being phased out by Ford this year. Rather than introduce a new model, Chrysler opted to upgrade its existing Charger. For the 2011 model year, Chrysler added a Pentastar V-6 engine option and added electronic stability control to the suspension for better handling during higher-speed pursuits. Watch our Charger video feature from the Michigan vehicle testing.

Rails (top to bottom) ATI, Choate Machine and Tool, and Midwest Industries.

AR Accessories

For officers looking to customize their AR-type rifle and make it more ready for duty, there are dozens of ways to configure it the way you like it. In this photo gallery, we show you a few, including free-float rails, collapsible stocks, muzzle brakes and suppressors, trigger guards, foregrips, tools and cleaning kits. For more, read "Accessorizing Your AR."

Speakers during the 2011 police week vigil emphasized the sacrifices made by fallen officers. Photo: NLEOMF.

Police Week 2011: Candlelight Vigil

The 2011 candlelight vigil during National Police Week in Washington, D.C., drew up to 20,000 officers, police survivors, dignitaries, and other law enforcement supporters to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for the reading of 316 names added to the wall this year. The vigil is organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

Inspirational quotes grace various sections of the 304-foot marble memorial walls. This one, "In Valor There Is Hope," is attributed to Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman senator and historian.

Police Week 2011: What They Left Behind

To honor their sacrifice, the names of 316 law enforcement officers were engraved onto the marble walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The men and women who served their communities as officers, deputies, troopers and agents were honored during National Police Week, and well-wishers came to pay homage to their memories by leaving notes, photos, duty gear and other personal items. View the tributes.

Ted Saraf found a version of his 1968 Dodge Coronet patrol car in Texas, purchasing it via eBay for $2,500. He then spent $32,000 to restore it to its original condition.

Vintage Patrol: 1968 Dodge Coronet

Ted Saraf's strong memories of his rolling office as a young officer with the Pasadena (Calif.) Police Department led him to Texas in 2008 to find and restore the object of his affection—a 1968 Dodge Coronet. Saraf purchased the vehicle via eBay, and set out to lovingly restore it to how he remembered it during its service days in the late 1960s and '70s. Saraf brought the vehicle to the 2011 Police Fleet Expo to show attendees his finished work.

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