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Developed by two sergeants, the iCrimefighter app allows officers to capture photographs, record videos, record interviews, and write field notes and to-do lists.

10 LE Mobile Apps

Check out our sampling of 10 mobile apps for smartphones and tablets that will ease your patrol workflow. For full write-ups on each app, read our feature, "10 Great LE Mobile Apps." Screenshots courtesy of vendors.

The 3032 Tomcat has a DA/SA trigger, external hammer, and safety. Note the open top slide, a Beretta trademark that lessens the likelihood of a spent case hanging up during ejection. The lever on the frame is used to release the pivoting barrel.

Beretta's 3032 Tomcat Pistol

Beretta's 3032 Tomcat sub-compact pistol makes an excellent "get them off you" gun for off-duty carry or as a back-up weapon. Read Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review of the pistols. Photos courtesy of Butch Simpson.

ATN's 6015-3A is a Gen 3 PVS14 monocular with a maximum resolution of 72 lp/mm and a built-in IR illuminator for operation in total darkness.

Night Vision Devices

Night-vision devices bring high-tech capabilities to surveillance operations or tactical scenarios. This technology, which was once available only to the U.S. military, has become much more affordable to law enforcement. Read our feature, "20 Things You Need to Know About Night Vision." Photos courtesy of vendors.

The Greenfield PD acquired its Subaru WRX STI in the fall, after upgrading its fleet to Dodge Chargers. 

Wis. Agency's Subaru STI Rally Car

The Greenfield (Wis.) Police Department's 2012 Subaru WRX STI, acquired on a courtesy lease from Schlossmann's Subaru City, makes an impression. The department has been using the vehicle for community relations, traffic enforcement, and cruising enforcement. Several violators have requested a ride to jail in the backseat of this police rally car. Read the full story here. The car was featured in a photo shoot by Jay Baumgardner.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Ford Police Interceptor Utility.

In-Service Cop Cars: Ford P.I. Utility

After retiring its venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Ford offered law enforcement agencies two choices—the Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility. The P.I. Utility has caught on with highway patrol agencies for its increased cargo capacity and rear-end crash rating. View our gallery of in-service Ford P.I. Utility vehicles, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

Less-lethal launchers propel 37 mm or 40 mm specialty rounds with chemical agents.

Less-Lethal Options

Law enforcement officers have plenty of less-lethal options to avoid a deadly force encounter, including light, chemical agents, conducted electrical weapons, projectile weapons, and launchable pepper projectiles. Read more in our March feature "Less-Lethal Weapon Options" and make sure to train with your mutual-aid agencies. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Amaury Murgado.

The 1911 is still a favorite of soldiers, law enforcement officers, and armed professionals around the world.

S&W's Performance 1911s

Smith & Wesson's Performance Center SW1911 and Round Butt SW1911 merge classic 1911 design with contemporary engineering to create a full-size pistol with a lighter-weight frame. Read Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review of the pistols. Photos courtesy of Paul Budde.

The Bode Technology Group's Rapid DNA Service delivers a DNA profile from forensic samples in less than 90 minutes, resulting in a fast turnaround of investigative leads for law enforcement agencies holding persons of interest. Rapid DNA Service utilizes commercial off-the-shelf equipment and capitalizes on improvements to rapid thermal cycling and direct amplification. Bode scientists have also made advancements in obtaining DNA from virtually all forensic and biological evidence types, including cigarette butts, bloodstains, touch evidence, and handled objects.

Evidence Collection and Storage

To solve crimes and prosecute offenders, you need all of the facts, including what can be gleaned from all related evidence. That may include DNA, bullet casings, computer files, and video. You also might need to keep all of this around for a while in good condition for future trials. This collection of tools will enhance your ability to obtain and secure crime scene evidence. Read our feature, "Electronic Evidence Management," for in-depth coverage. Photos courtesy of vendors.

A Cleveland Police Dodge Charger was hit by 19 rounds likely from other officers at the end of a deadly 20-minute pursuit.

Cleveland Pursuit Shooting

Cleveland Police officers believed two suspects were armed and had fired at officers during a deadly shooting at the end of a 20-minute pursuit on Nov. 29. On Tuesday, the Ohio Attorney General released its investigation of the officer-involved shooting involving 13 officers who fired 137 rounds at two suspects, who died at the scene. The shooting has sparked a firestorm within the community and agency. Read our full coverage here.

Get real-time law enforcement information anywhere with iPatrol.

CPI's iPatrol App

Get real-time law enforcement information anywhere with the iPatrol app. With the iPatrol app your officers on foot, bikes, ATVs, boats or working undercover can run information queries anywhere. They get real-time NCIC, NLETS, state and local law enforcement information without the need for a dispatcher or laptop. Editor's note: This gallery is sponsored by CPI.

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