The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Leicester (MA) Police Department (LPD) for the purchase of personal protective equipment. LPD received five sets of Damascus FlexForce riot control suits, Damascus Vector gloves, and clear impact-resistant riot control shields, valued at $5,691.25.
April 17, 2017
The Spirit of Blue Foundation presented a safety equipment grant to the Franklin (Tenn.) Police Department on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Country music star Craig Morgan led the Opry and its guests in honoring law enforcement officers at a recent show. The grant will be used to purchase ballistic helmets for the Franklin SWAT team.
August 27, 2014
Alpine Armoring's Pit-bull VX SWAT Truck debuted at the 2011 IACP conference in Chicago, and the sleek, imposing vehicle looks like it may have rolled off an action-movie set. The 4x4 truck, which is built on a Ford F-550 chassis, offers armor protection up to NIJ Level IV to stop high-power rifle rounds, including 7.62x51, 7.62x54, and 5.56x45. View our gallery for more on this vehicle. Photos courtesy of Alpine Armoring.
October 24, 2011
The new TRU XTREME tactical uniform from TRU-SPEC is actually a component system comprising four separate garments: uniform pant, shirt, vest , and a combat shirt. All are made of Cordura 50/50 nylon cotton rip-stop. Features include lots of pockets, Mandarin collars to keep out debris, and angled cuffs for wrist and hand protection. Available in black, khaki, olive drab, navy, and MultiCam.
October 7, 2010
Less than two years ago, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as gas, viruses, and nukes were mostly the stuff of Tom Clancy novels, not the everyday concern of the nation’s law enforcement. But that was before 9/11.
February 1, 2003