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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.

SHOT Show 2011 has no shortage of 1911-style pistols on the 100th anniversary of the John Moses Browning gun's adoption by the U.S. military. These 1911s were introduced by Smith & Wesson.

SHOT Show 2011 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2011 featured a slew of introductions from companies diversifying their product lines. The show drew more than 50,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and also featured celebrity appearances, quick-draw contests, competitive shooters, and plenty of law enforcement gear. Read our full coverage of the show, "SHOT Show 2011: Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

Automated license plate recognition technology is constantly being refined to better discern images and alert law enforcement of offenders. View the following photos for real-world examples.

Plate Hunters

The current generation of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology provides officers greater detail and scanning capability to capture numbers, letters, symbols and logos on traditional, printed and affinity plates. View these photos of real-world examples of license plates captured by this technology. And read our full article, "New Developments In ALPR."

Model Officer Stacie Beck is photographed by Mark W. Clark, also a Scottsdale PD officer, for the "Well Dressed Female Officer" contest.

Police Magazine's Well Dressed Officers

View photo shoot outtakes from our new promotional series called the "Well Dressed Officer" contest. Six times a year, we outfit a themed officer — SWAT, Patrol, Female, Special Ops, K-9, Federal and Bomb Tech — with equipment from law enforcement suppliers. One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear. Enter by visiting the contest page at PoliceMag.com. Photos by Mark W. Clark.

Street gang members use a variety of edged weapons such as a fixed-blade knife, dagger, folding knife, butterfly knife, tomahawk axe, utility knife or shuriken (throwing star).

Edged Weapons

Gang members on the street and inside prisons acquire edged weapons to use in close-quarter attacks on rival gang members or law enforcement officers. Street gang members typically will use fixed-blade knives, daggers, folding knives, butterfly knives or other utility tools, while inmates fashion their own jail-made shanks and other weapons from boot reinforcements, bed wiring, and other materials. Don't miss POLICE gang expert Rich Valdemar's "Edged Weapons and Gang Culture" blog post.

Don't wait until a suspect has his hands on your weapon to think about weapon retention. You should try not to let the suspect near your duty belt in the first place.

Gun Grabs: 3 Techniques

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This is a good technique. Here are three additional techniques that can help you keep your duty weapon out of the hands of the bad guy. For the full story, read "Stopping Gun Grabs."

Custom Cartridge Hush Frangible: Custom Cartridge Inc.'s Hush frangible duty ammunition provide sub-MOA accuracy, a one-shot stop, and minimize hazards to other officers, bystanders, and adjacent structures from over-penetration or ricochets. Proprietary processes and tooling ensure outstanding performance and match-grade accuracy. This ammo is currently carried by increasing numbers of SWAT/SRT teams, and the LAPD bomb squad uses Hush for remote bomb detonation and disruption. SWAT/SRT teams and bomb squad orders are specifically tuned for their usage. The company's research and development staff are available for advanced ballistic development and analysis.

Ammunition: 2011

From full metal jacket to shotgun slugs, the right rounds are essential for every firearm's optimal performance. This is even more important for police officers, who depend on their weapons to help protect and serve. Check out POLICE Magazine's gallery of top manufacturers' newest ammo offerings for law enforcement.

The latest installment of TLC's "Police Women" series heads to  Ohio to  follow four  female officers with the Cincinnati Police Department. The  show, which began Jan. 13, is the fifth installment, following shows in Broward County, Fla.; Maricopa County, Ariz.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Dallas.

Police Women of Cincinnati

The latest installment of TLC's "Police Women" series heads to Ohio to follow four female officers with the Cincinnati Police Department. The show, which began Jan. 13, follows the officers as they encounter "intense cop drama and action as they patrol some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America, all while balancing kids, significant others, and life at home." Photos courtesy of TLC.

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