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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.

Arsenal Firearms' AF2011-A1 double-barrel 1911 pistol turned plenty of heads.

SHOT Show 2013 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2013 plenty of new duty gear with a backdrop of the gun-violence debate in Washington, D.C. The show drew more than 62,000 attendees to Las Vegas, and POLICE editors focused on gear rather than politics. View our gallery and read additional coverage in "Best of Show" and Video: SHOT Show 2013 Highlights. Photos by Mark W. Clark and Paul Clinton.

The 25th anniversary badge was Sun's first anniversary badge for the agency in 1998. The badge was supposed to be a keepsake and not worn on the uniform. When Sheriff Jerry Keller saw the finished product, it was approved for wear. The Metro badge on the shield was to make sure everyone would recognize it as an official badge.

Las Vegas Police Anniversary Badges

Special police badges have become a more common sight especially in larger agencies. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issues anniversary badges every five years to boost officer morale and honor the agency's heritage. The agency emerged in 1973 from a merger of the Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Department. The agency also produced a 9/11 badge commemorating the officers who helped in New York. View these badges, which were designed by Jimmy Smith, co-founder of an agency museum, and produced by Sun Badge Company. Photos courtesy of Sun Badge.

The SIG716 Patrol makes a great first impression out of the box.

SIG Sauer's 716 Patrol Carbine

SIG Sauer's 716 Patrol carbine is one of four SIG716 models and should be given serious consideration by tactical operators and patrol personnel working in more rural settings who may need to engage longer-range targets. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the carbine. This gallery includes exclusive photos that didn't appear in print. Photos by Alex Landeen.

Anritsu delivers the close-in phase noise performance needed to characterize 6.25 kHz LMR systems at an affordable price. You no longer need an expensive high-end spectrum analyzer to measure the out-of-band emission or adjacent channel power ratio for your narrowbanding needs. The MS2830A signal analyzer supports the same level of close-in phase noise capability as high-end models. Anritsu Company has also introduced three software packages supporting LTE-Advanced and five packages supporting IEEE802.11ac that extend the analysis capability of its MS269xA/MS2830A signal analyzers.

Radio Equipment

Keep the lines of communication open with the help of new radio gear. View this gallery of products from leading vendors for law enforcement. Photos courtesy of vendors.

The TPT R7 NiMH Rechargable Full-Size Duty Flashlight from 5.11 Tactical features an intelligent switch that allows you to pick one of three modes: high, low, and strobe. On high, it puts out 504 lumens and 17,467 candela for 5.5 hours. On low, the TPT R7 has an output of 182 lumens, and the strobe mode puts out the full 504 lumens. Tested to ANSI FL1 standard, the light features a polymer PC/ABS body, NiMH (full D) rechargeable batteries, Cree XM-L LED technology, and a regulated circuit for maximum output. It comes complete with a three D battery pack, charging cradle, and both AC and DC connectors. List Price is $169.99.

Powerful Flashlights

Law enforcement officers can now choose from a variety of high-lumen flashlights to help illuminate dark alleys, vehicles, or rooms. These lights can improve officer safety by revealing threats, and assist in searches for trace evidence in low-light scenarios. Photos courtesy of vendors.

The 5.11 Taclite 8-inch Duty Boot has an upper of full-grain leather, 1,200-denier Cordura nylon, and breathable air mesh. Inside, an Ortholite sockliner, composite shank, and CMEVA midsole provide cushioning, comfort, and support while perforated EVA foam padding along with antibacterial and moisture-wicking linings keep feet comfortable and dry. The Taclite's outsole has fast rope control tread and a defined heel brake for control.

Your Holiday Wish List

Looking for a gift idea for fellow cops? Check out 12 of the most requested items in a POLICE Magazine holiday survey. For the last few holiday seasons, the editors of POLICE Magazine have gotten together, brainstormed gift ideas for law enforcement officers, and published what we call a holiday wish list. This year, we decided to use a different protocol. We surveyed a large segment of our readers and asked them what they want for Christmas. We got a lot of answers. The following is a representative sample of 12 gifts requested by our audience. Be sure to also read, "5 Gift Ideas for the Female Officer." Photos courtesy of vendors.

This officer's "Bad Boy" tattoo references Inner Circle's "Cops" theme song.

Blue Ink: Reader Police Tattoos

We asked you to show us your "blue ink," and many of you responded with images of your law enforcement tattoos that carry a personal significance regarding a fallen partner, inspirational Biblical reference, or special accomplishment. Photos courtesy of PoliceMag.com readers.

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