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Kimber's Solo Carry has the grip angle of a 1911 and is one of the smaller 9mm pistols on the market.

Kimber Solo Pocket Pistol

The Kimber Solo Carry pocket pistol fits into the palm of your hand and weighs only 17 ounces, making it very easily concealed. What makes the pistol noteworthy is that it's chambered in 9mm rather than .380 ACP or .38 Special. Here are additional photos of the gun, and be sure to read our "Arsenal" review, "Kimber Solo Carry Pistol."

The body styling of Ford's Police Interceptor Utility will be familiar to officers who know the civilian Ford Explorer. The special-service vehicle for officers includes plenty of police-specific features and will compete head-to-head with the Chevy Tahoe SUV.

Ford P.I. Utility

Ford's Police Interceptor Utility is currently a prototype, and the automaker is still refining the vehicle for a scheduled 2012 model-year release. Ford is releasing the special-service vehicle based on the Ford Explorer, which was relaunched for civilians in 2011. However, this pursuit-rated utility has been specially designed for law enforcement. It will be built in Chicago and is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated to deliver at least 280 hp.

The TASER X2 electronic control device is available in black and safety yellow. It's double-barreled configuration allows for follow-up capability for initial missed shots.

TASER X2 ECD

TASER has unveiled its double-barreled X2 electronic control device (ECD) that offers follow-up shot capability for initial missed shots. It also includes dual lasers for improved accuracy, an enhanced power magazine enabling more than 500 firings, and a warning arc to help keep conflicts from escalating.

Ruger's SR40 is the company's first striker-fired polymer pistol offering a choice for the law enforcement officer.

Ruger SR40 Duty Pistol

Ruger's SR40 duty pistol may be the first semi-auto from the company that could catch on with law enforcement officers. Ruger introduced the first striker-fired polymer pistol, the SR9, in 2007. Because .40-caliber S&W is the leading duty ammo in law enforcement, the company introduced a pistol to compete in this realm. In his "Arsenal" review in the March issue of POLICE Magazine, Paul Scarlata called the SR40 a "a pleasingly accurate pistol."

The Cobb County (Ga.) Police Department acquired a Cadillac Gage Textron LAV-300 amphibious light-armored vehicle.

Military Surplus Vehicles for LE

The federal government's 1033 program allows law enforcement agencies to acquire special vehicles such as an amphibious LAV, Humvee, MRAP, patrol boat, helicopter or even a landing craft for specialized missions. The agencies acquire the vehicles via the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO). Photos are courtesy of LESO.

Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Police Department uses a blue Chevrolet Corvette for parades and other warm-weather events.

Sporty Police Vehicles

Law enforcement officers usually get to drive "sportier" cars for community relations activities, parades or other warm-weather events. The Bloomfield (Mich.) Police Department, because of a special relationship with General Motors, can call to duty a Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac CTS Sport, HRR, or Cadillac XLR-V. For more on the vehicles, read the article, "Sporty Police Cars."

A shaped water charge detonates under the trunk of a training car to disable a bomb in the trunk.

Joining the Bomb Squad

From the Vault: POLICE Magazine featured the article, "Why I Joined the Bomb Squad," in its September 2008 issue and the topic is just as relevant today. Mexican drug cartels have used car bombs in Juarez, and San Diego deputies supervised the burning of a "bomb factory" house in December. Joining an agency's bomb squad is a career path most people, even cops, consider crazy. Det. Dave Scraggs explains his reason — the threat is prevalent. Photos courtesy of Det. Scraggs.

Suspect Brooks reached speeds exceeding 90 mph on city streets with his Ford Mustang. He seemed to provoke officers who broke off the pursuit several times for safety reasons.

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Fla., Crime Scene

Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming was among the deputies who pursued Kentin Dion Brooks during his campaign of vehicular terror. Dep. Jeffrey Newman performed the PIT maneuver on the black Mustang, and then Brooks opened up on the officers with a 9mm handgun from behind tinted windows. Deputies fired 39 rounds, ending the shoreline gunfight northwest of St. Petersburg. Read the full story in our "Shot Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009." Photos are courtesy of PCSO.

The technique presented is simply known as the Standing Basic Search, which commences after the subject has placed his hands behind his head and spread his legs. You'll want to first position the body, limit the mobility, and control the hands.

Safe Pat-Down Searches

Searching people in a standing position is something deputies and officers do every day. As such, officer safety is a primary concern. View this photo gallery for a step-by-step approach to help you safely conduct a pat-down or Terry search for weapons. Read the full article, "Safe Searching: The Standing Basic Search." Photos courtesy of Sgt. James Harbison.

The rails on S&W's 327 TRR8 provide ample room for customization,  although few holsters currently exist to fit the revolver and its  accessories. A custom holster may be your best option.

S&W's 327 TRR8 Revolver

Smith & Wesson developed its eight-shot 327 TRR8, after a SWAT officer contacted the company to ask for a beefy revolver for the lead penetrator, who must carry a ballistic shield with one hand. The TRR8 gives operators eight rounds of .357 Mag in a package including a Scandium "N" frame, 5-inch barrel, and blackened cylinder. Rails and moon clips are included. After viewing these photos, read POLICE Magazine's full "Arsenal" review, "Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8" Revolver from the May 2008 issue. Photos by Alex Landeen.

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