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NY Police Union, Brass Face Off Over Tactical Weapon Use

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says tactical rifles should not be distributed widely across patrol ranks, citing security and oversight concerns. But James McDermott, president of the Nassau PBA, argues that street cops—armed with department-issued .40-caliber handguns—are at a distinct disadvantage against a gunman wielding a semiautomatic rifle.

September 6, 2019

(Video) How to Outfit a Police Department with Patrol Rifles

(Video) How to Outfit a Police Department with Patrol Rifles

Don Alwes discusses how a department should approach implementing a patrol rifle program. Alwes shares the questions that need to be answered before such a program is begun, and some best practices for getting it up and running.

June 7, 2019

SC Troopers to Carry FN 15 Patrol Carbines

FN America, LLC has announced that the South Carolina Department of Public Safety has selected the FN 15 Patrol Carbine to meet the requirements of the Highway Patrol, State Transport, and Protective Services officers. FN law enforcement distributor, Amchar Wholesale, has delivered an initial quantity of 300 carbines to the agency with planned orders for an additional 300 units through 2020.

March 29, 2019

Fearing They are Outgunned, Some SC Troopers Buying Rifles

Col. Chris Williamson, commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol, recently confirmed that some front-line troopers wanted the more effective rifles so badly for potential confrontations that about 50 have bought their own in the past couple of years.

December 28, 2017

Aldermen Pushing for More Chicago Police to Have Rifles

Border Patrol May Be Stripping Agents of Their Rifles

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Offices of Border Patrol and Training and Development say it is inspecting the quality of agents' M4 carbines throughout Border Patrol sectors nationwide, and that's why agents have been required to turn in the weapons. But agents say some of these M4s have not been replaced. And agents are required to share rifles.

November 11, 2014

N.C. Sheriff Plans to Sell Vintage Tommy Guns to Buy Rifles

The Forsyth County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office presented a proposal to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners last Thursday to sell the agency’s two 1928 Thompson submachine guns and drum magazines and buy 88 new Bushmaster rifles.

January 6, 2014

Mayor-Elect Nixes Patrol Rifles for Boston PD

Mayor-Elect Nixes Patrol Rifles for Boston PD

"Mayor-elect Walsh is opposed to the AR-15 rifles," his spokeswoman Kathryn Norton said in a short statement. "Unless otherwise convinced by the Boston Police Department, he does not think they are necessary."

January 2, 2014

Sheriff Joe's Deputies Receive S&W Patrol Rifles

Sheriff Joe's Deputies Receive S&W Patrol Rifles

Smith & Wesson has supplied the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office with 400 M&P15 MOE (Magpul Original Equipment) Mid rifles for its patrol deputies, the company has announced.

August 19, 2013

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