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Sandy Hook School Shooting Crime Scene Photos

Sandy Hook School Shooting Crime Scene Photos

On Dec. 30, 2013, the Connecticut State Police released select photos from the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., along with documents relating to the investigation.

December 30, 2013

K-9 Vehicle Searches

K-9 Vehicle Searches

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases from Florida have clarified the use of police dogs by officers for search vehicles and private properties. Law enforcement appeared to score a victory in Florida v. Harris, in which the court validated a search that resulted in the discovery of narcotics in a vehicle. View our gallery of K-9 vehicle searches. Photos courtesy of Becki and John Johnston/AceK9.com.

August 6, 2013

Commercial Enforcement Violations

Commercial Enforcement Violations

The two officers of the Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit mostly cite mid-size truckers for an array of violations including a truck with a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical lines. View a gallery of some of the more unusual violations. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of TPD.

June 21, 2013

S&W's Performance 1911s

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.

February 19, 2013

Powerful Flashlights

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.

December 19, 2012

Blue Ink: Reader Police Tattoos

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.

November 21, 2012

Blue Ink: Police Tattoos

Blue Ink: Police Tattoos

Tattoos have become very popular in the law enforcement and military communities. Officers who get inked often choose a tattoo of something that has great meaning to them, such as family, their faith, or a close friend. View a few examples of tattoos. Photos courtesy of Steve Winterstein of Five-O Tattoo in Elburn, Ill.

November 7, 2012

Police Dogs

Police Dogs

Law enforcement agencies typically purchase K-9s from trainers or dealers who acquire them from Europe, where legacy blood lines have been long established. Breeds most commonly used for detection and apprehension include the Belgian Malonois, German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd, and a variety of Labradors. Dogs can be single purpose (for apprehensions) or dual purpose for apprehensions and detection for narcotics, explosives, or cadavers. Read "K-9 Training Challenges" for more detail. Photos provided by Becki and John Johnston of AceK9.com.

October 24, 2012

Boston Motor Patrol

Boston Motor Patrol

Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.

October 9, 2012

Survey: Gun Control, Active Shooters, and the Election

Survey: Gun Control, Active Shooters, and the Election

PoliceMag.com readers overwhelmingly support concealed carry and Mitt Romney for president, according to the results of our August survey. Officers also told us they were prepared for an active shooter incident and worried that government financial trouble has affected their ability to do their jobs. View these charts and graphs of the survey results, then read our analysis of the data.

September 12, 2012

Bags and Cases

Bags and Cases

From guns to gear to shields and even a specialized litter, you'll find ways to bring everything you need to the fight with this photo gallery of carry-alls. Photos courtesy of manufacturers.

August 30, 2012

Armored Specialty Vehicles

Armored Specialty Vehicles

Armored vehicles provide officers with tactical advantages in barricade situations and other incidents involving individuals armed with high-caliber rounds. In addition to NIJ Level IV protection, they can be customized with all manner of equipment, including gear to help evacuate civilians and downed officers. Read our August feature to find out how to secure funding for these useful tools. Photos provided by manufacturers.

August 22, 2012

The Rook Critical Incident Vehicle

The Rook Critical Incident Vehicle

Ring Power's The Rook offers law enforcement agencies a versatile, tracked tactical vehicle with ballistic armoring rated to stop Level IV threats including armor-piercing rifle rounds. The Rook includes an armored deployment platform, hydrailic breaching ram, vehicle extraction tool, grapple claw, and 25-foot gooseneck trailer. The vehicle retails for $250,000. Photos courtesy of Ring Power.

August 9, 2012

Gloves: 2012

Gloves: 2012

Keep your hands protected from the big and small hazards of duty. View eight currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers in this photo gallery.

July 17, 2012

Footwear: 2012

Footwear: 2012

Whatever you wear on your feet for duty should look professional yet provide comfort and functionality. View this gallery for 11 currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers.

July 11, 2012

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