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Practice knife-defense techniques using training knives and the appropriate protective gear. You'll want to learn how to use a knife, so you can defend against it. Get a few training knives and put yourself into a realistic situation with a determined attacker to test your defense move.

Surviving Edged Weapon Threats

Knowing how to effectively respond to an unexpected knife attack is a crucial officer-safety concern. If a suspect is further than 21 feet, you may be able to fire one or two shots, though you'll want to rotate off line to try to get out of the path of the incoming knife. To survive a deadly knife threat, know your tactics, study concealment, realize capabilities, learn knife fighting and develop basic knife defenses. Photos and captions by Al Abidin.

The Carbon Motors E7 prototype patrol vehicle looks something like a cross between an exotic sports car and a prop vehicle from a science fiction film. Its body styling is dynamic, muscular, almost startling, and it has the ability to visibly excite police audiences. It's powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine and rear-wheel drive powertrain.

Carbon Motors E7 Patrol Car

Firefighters, the military, paramedics, even postal carriers, drive vehicles built for their jobs. The Carbon Motors' E7 would give law enforcement officers such a vehicle. Time will tell whether it becomes the "patrol car of the future." But here's a closer look at its purpose-built (mostly interior) features that have made an impression with officers.

The Remington 1911 R1 is an A1 variant with modern upgrades. It has a flared and lowered ejection port, a beveled magazine well, a loaded chamber indicator, and high-profile dovetail single-dot front and two-dot rear sights. Trigger pull is set at 3.5 to 5 pounds. Both the barrel and the barrel bushing are match grade.

Remington 1911 R1 Pistol

Remington has reentered the handgun business with the new 1911 R1, manufactured under the ERPC brand. The company last made 1911s during World War I. This new model is a 1911A1 variant with some outstanding modern upgrades. Remington says this 1911 is just the first model in an extensive line. By the end of this year, it plans to offer a stainless-steel model. Other models under consideration include a Commander-style 1911, 1911-style pistols chambered for calibers other than .45 auto, and perhaps a centennial model for 2011.

Officers and survivor families hold their candles during the 2010 National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) candlelight vigil. Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.

National Police Week: Candlelight Vigil

More than 20,000 officers, police survivors, dignitaries, and invited guests participated in a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. This year, the vigil included the reading of 334 names of officers who have been added to the memorial walls, including 116 who ended watch in 2009.

Sgt. Mark Renninger was one of four Lakewood (Wash.) Police officers killed during a coffeehouse ambush. A department patch accompanies the placard stating, "Forever a hero, you will never be forgotten."

National Police Week: What They Left Behind

The names of almost 19,000 law enforcement men and women have been added to the curving, 304-foot marble walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. The officers and families who knew them arrived at the memorial during National Police Week to pay tribute by leaving roses, photos, wreaths, a SWAT helmet, a duty flashlight, and other personel items.

The Police Unity Tour arrived in D.C. as part of National Police  Week. Proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officer's  Memorial. Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.

National Police Week: Police Unity Tour

Each year, about 1,100 officers participate in the Police Unity Tour, a 320-mile bicycle ride from New Jersey to D.C. during National Police Week. The ride honors fallen officers from the prior year and raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). Read our coverage of the unity tour.

Kawasaki returned to the police motorcycle market with the Concours 14P, a sport touring model. The 2010 version is now available from Beaudry Motors Inc., Kawasaki's Idaho-based factory authorized police dealer.

Kawasaki Concours 14P Motorcycle

Kawasaki reentered the law enforcement market with the 2009 Concours 14P police motorcycle that arrived in June. The Idaho State Police bought seven bikes to become the first agency to begin using them for motor patrol. For 2010, the company added a few upgrades such as heated hand grips, traction control and a tire pressure moniting system as standard features. Photos are of the 2009 Concours 14P and courtesy of Beaudry Motors Inc.

Nick Jacobellis, a retired U.S. Customs Agent and former NYPD officer, reviews the Glock G17 and G22 pistols for POLICE Magazine's May "Arsenal" feature. He shows us the business end of the .40-caliber G22 that should adjust the attitude of any neighborhood perp struggling with compliance issues.

Glock Gen4 Duty Pistols

Glock's pair of Gen4 pistols—the G17 (9mm) and G22 (.40 caliber)—upgrade the Gen 3 line with adjustable backstraps, a rougher-textured grip, double spring to reduce recoil and new slide serrations. Take a look at our gallery of the full-frame pistols introduced at SHOT Show. Then, read our "Arsenal" review of the pistols. This summer, look for Gen4 versions of the compact G19 and G23.

In 1919, Ford produced a Model T police truck (known by its slang term 'Paddy' wagon) that police departments used to transport inebriated revelers to a holding cell. The company had produced a similar field ambulance during World War I that was also a Model T.

Ford Patrol: Through the Years

The Ford Motor Co.'s March announcement that it will introduce a new patrol car has been met with a high level of interest from officers who have been driving the Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor since the 1990s. Ford has been producing vehicles for law enforcement for almost 100 years. Here's a look at photos and ads through the years that feature the company's vehicles, beginning with a Model T police truck produced in 1919.

The Bushmaster ACR—once known as the Magpul Masada—was developed in a partnership  between Bushmaster, Remington, and Magpul. This version is the Patrol, which will be offered exclusively to law enforcement. It's similar to the Basic civilian version, except it offers a fully auto firing mode and two-point push button sling.

Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR)

Take a closer look at the Bushmaster ACR "modular" rifle, which will be offered in law enforcement versions known as the Patrol and Special Purpose. Our photo gallery gives you a closer look at an innovative patrol or tactical rifle offering an alternative to other AR-type patrol rifles. A Remington version will be offered to federal law enforcement. Read our news item about the availability of the Bushmaster ACR.

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