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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.

At SHOT Show 2010, Smith & Wesson took the wraps off a pair of concealable, polymer backup guns under the Bodyguard line — a .380 ACP and a revolver. While there are those traditionalists who prefer a wheel gun for their second or off-duty option, we can't help liking S&W's lightweight semi-auto that arrives with an integral InSight Technologies red laser.

S&W's Bodyguard 380

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 was designed for use by police officers and licensed civilians who needed a small, lightweight, concealable and easy to use pistol. It's polymer frame is reinforced with a steel insert that contains the trigger mechanism and the rails that the slide reciprocates on. The pistol weighs a mere 11.85 ounces. View our photos showing the details of this new backup gun (including a disassembly view), and then read our Arsenal review, "Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Pistol."

The official manufacturer of the RCMP Strathcona boot, Alberta Boot Co. also makes different variations of full leather traffic, dress, and motorcycle boots for law enforcement. The Black Strathcona boot is used by many police forces for both traffic and motorcycle duty. It features the "Tramper" foot for increased comfort and can be ordered with or without zippers and with choice of soles.

Duty Boots: 2011

If you're searching for a new pair of uniform boots in the New Year, you'll have plenty of choices, whether you're a patrol officer, tactical operator or motor cop. View our gallery of nine choices for law enforcement duty, including options from Alberta Boot Co. and Rocky's Long Range designed specifically for female officers.

Cross Match Technologies' Mobile Rapid ID provides law enforcement  agencies with immediate verification of subjects' identities in the  field. Wireless technology liberates officers to capture  forensic-quality biometric data for comparison against stored watch  lists or databases.

IACP 2010 Products

Each year at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the leading manufacturers of law enforcement products roll out some of their most innovative offerings. The 2010 IACP show was no exception. Here's an overview of some of the most interesting products we saw at this year's IACP. For more coverage of the show, pick up our December issue.

The Atlanta Field Division of the DEA sent its Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team wearing white "bunny suits" to collect evidence from a clandestine conversion lab discovered in Gwinnett County, Ga.

Meth Superlab In Georgia

Take a closer look at the raid led by the Gwinnett County (Ga.) PD's Special Investigation Section of a meth house in suburban Atlanta that resulted in the seizure of almost a half-ton of methamphetamine with a street value of $44 million. Police arrested a Texas man in connection with the bust. Photos courtesy of Gwinnett County PD.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca holds a replica of the "peace angel" statue that will incorporate the crushed weapons, as well as a shotgun to be shredded.

Confiscated Guns Crushed for Art

Los Angeles law enforcement officials including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck attended an event marking the crushing of 3,469 pounds of weapons mostly used in crimes. Pieces of the weapons will be incorporated into a "peace angel" sculpture at the Boyle Heights Tech Center. Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

The Vectrix VX-3 is a three-wheel, fully electric vehicle that can reach a top speed of 68 mph and has a range of 35-55 miles with a 30 amp/hour LiFePO4 battery.

Vectrix VX-3 Electric Vehicle

The Los Angeles Police Department is now field-testing the Vectrix VX-3, a unique three-wheeled electric patrol vehicle that will be available in the spring. The LAPD is testing the scooter-type vehicle at the city's LA Live entertainment complex that includes Staples Center. The vehicle was debuted at the 2010 COPSWEST trade show. Photos by Paul Clinton.

Ford designer Melvin Betancourt developed a customized undercover stealth version of the 2012 Police Interceptor, described as "stylish and full of high-tech surprises." The inspiration for the project came from Lockheed's SR-71 "Blackbird" - the long range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998.

Ford Stealth PI Concept

The Ford Motor Co. produced a "stealth" version of its 2012 Police Interceptor for an automotive trade show. Ford has no current plants to produce the stealth concept vehicle, yet it released additional photos showing its spy-car features that include lighting that isn't noticible until its activated, a secret weapons compartment in the glove box and more sinister body styling lines. The vehicle appeared at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in early November. Photos are courtesy of Ford.

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