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California Sheriff's Office to Issue Patrol Rifles to Deputies at Large-Scale Events

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office announced on that some of its deputies will be armed with patrol rifles while staffing larg- scale events.

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An Argument for Equipping More Police Officers with Patrol Rifles

Too many active shooter incidents are conducted by assailants with long guns—Parkland, Sutherland Springs, San Bernardino, Newtown, and others—and police officers need to have the appropriate equipment to respond to such attacks.

The Case for Laser Sighting

Not only does a laser sighting system enhance firearm accuracy when an officer is under attack, it can also help de-escalate violent confrontations.

(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.

SC Department of Natural Resources Selects FN 15 Patrol Carbine

FN America, LLC has announced that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has selected a custom-designed FN 15 Patrol Carbine equipped with agency-selected upgrades.

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.

Orlando PD to Get 800 new AR-15 Patrol Rifles

The upgraded weapons—including optics and lights—will cost an estimated $1.34 million, according to OPD spokesman Eduardo Bernal.

Dick's Asked to Donate Rifles to Police Rather Than Destroy Them

Gun enthusiasts are asking the company to donate the rifles to cash-strapped police departments, Recoil Magazine reports.

To Prevent School Shootings, Show Some Muscle

Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

Broward County Deputies Guarding Schools to Carry Rifles

Several police departments have asked the school district to allow [rifle carry] for years, said Margate, FL, Police Chief Dana Watson.