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From left to right, John R. Ramsey, FLEOA's national vice president for membership benefits;...
At the 20th FLEOA conference, chapter representatives from across the country and national... From left to right, Vincent D'Onofrio, actor and spokesperson for the Utah Meth Cops Project;...
From left to right, Leslie Pfeiffer, POLICE publisher; Craig W. Floyd, National Law Enforcement... From left to right, Vincent D'Onofrio, actor and spokesperson for the Utah Meth Cops Project;...

Federal LEO Association Conference

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) recently held its 2010 national conference in Henderson, Nev. FLEOA is a volunteer organization that provides legal assistance and representation for its members. Federal officers do not have union support like municipal, county, and state law enforcement officers, so FLEOA fills this need for its members and advocates for legislation important to them. In fact, FLEOA's unified voice led to the Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act being signed into law on June 1, 2010 (P.L. 111-178). These photos show some of the highlights of the FLEOA conference.

The TPV was built for urban or rural response due to its 116-inch  wheelbase (shorter than other...
Oshkosh Defense's TPV is built on a Ford F550 chassis with a  325-horsepower, turbocharged V-8...
OshKosh Defense's armored vehicle offers tactical teams features such as drop-down skip plates...

Oshkosh Defense TPV

Oshkosh Defense's Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) looks ready for serious business. It's a large vehicle compared to a passenger SUV, but it's actually smaller than some other tactical rescue vehicles designed for the police market. Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense has been making armored rolling stock for the U.S. military since 1918. The Oshkosh Defense TPV—the company's first tactical response vehicle for law enforcement—benefits from its manufacturer's long history of making military vehicles. Read POLICE Magazine's "First Look" article on the TPV.

Practice knife-defense techniques using training knives and the appropriate protective gear....
Yes, bullets are very destructive, but as evidenced by this damaged target, so are knife...
Blocking a low attack requires using your arms to form an "X" to hit the suspect's wrist and...

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...
When conceiving the E7, Carbon Motors executives solicited feedback from law enforcement...
The E7's front seats have been designed to accomomdate duty belts and holsters with service...

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...
The Remington 1911 R1 lists for $699. That price buys a very well-engineered 1911, two mags, a...
The 1911 R1 has excellent safety features. As with the original John Moses Browning design,...

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...
A lone law enforcement officer holds a candle during the vigil. Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.
Officers and survivor families lighted each other's candles to symbolize the bond of losing an...

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...
At the entry point of the memorial park, a quote from President Bush is carved into the wall,...
A child's drawing of happier times and photos of an officer's family are among the items left at...

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...
Organizers were still working out the participation numbers, and said usually 1,200 officers...
Officer riders arrived from three locations in New Jersey and one town in Virginia. Photo...

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.