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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.

America Lite: The U.S. Constitution and other major historical documents, index to presidents, historical data. Platform: iPhone.
 

Smartphone Apps for LE

We've selected 22 of our top picks of smartphone apps for officers for this photo gallery to accompany our story, Smartphone Apps for Cops. View the app's User Interface to see how they would look on your smart phone, whether it's an Apple iPhone or Android device. Images courtesy of Tim Dees.

New RAID Eyewear from 5.11 Tactical comes with three easy to change lenses in  smoke, ballistic orange, and clear. Molded inserts and an adjustable and  padded nosepiece offer stability and a great fit. RAID eyewear provides  100 percent protection from UVA and UVB radiation and meets ANSI  Z87.1-2003 and EN 166(F) protective eyewear standards. It includes a  Slickstick protective case, microfiber cleaning bag, and strap.  Replacement lenses are available separately.

Ballistic Eyewear

Our eyewear product roundup includes seven versatile models, each created with either tactical or ballistic specifications. Many of the products are ergonomically-designed and feature a variety of new features such as scratch resistance, ballistic lenses, UVA/UVB/UVC protection, climate control seals, and interchangeable accessories.

The SWAT BOT features an M16-style weapon that fires pepperballs, paintballs, and hardened rubber rounds.

SWAT Bot

Designed for law enforcement missions involving rioters and hostages, the SWAT Bot Robotic Weapon is a first-person view, unmanned ground vehicle that allows a remote operator to record video in a hazardous environment. The SWAT Bot can travel at speeds of up to 50 mph with a wireless range of 500 feet. It features an M16-style less-lethal weapon that fires pepperballs, paintballs, and hardened rubber rounds. It's produced by InspectorBots.com.

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