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Evaluating a Pistol for Duty Use

Many factors go into determining what handgun is best for your agency.

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POLICE Survey: Flashlights and Weapon Lights

POLICE Magazine wanted to know more about your preferences for personal lighting on the job, so last month we conducted an extensive e-mail survey on the topic. Here are the results.

FY 2017 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Application Period Open

The Bureau of Justice Assistance will accept applications for fiscal year 2017 funding for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program online through 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 28, 2017.

AL PD Uses Asset Forfeiture Funds from Big Seizure to Buy Needed Gear

Thanks to an OnStar tip two years ago that led them to four pounds of powder cocaine and a quarter-million dollars, the entire Pleasant Grove (AL) Police Department was able to use asset forfeiture funds to become better equipped.

SmartProcure: Pricepoint Parity

SmartProcure is an online database that allows members to login and search purchasing information from 7,000 local, state, and federal government agencies. Through the online Web portal users have access to 170 million purchase orders, including historical data going back to 2008.

Zetron's New Program Helps Public Safety Agencies Finance Equipment

Zetron's recent partnership with Government Capital Corporation gives public safety agencies an affordable and flexible way to purchase new equipment.

Feds Want to Review Military Equipment for Police

Politicians in Washington want a review of the government's military surplus grants for local police.

How to Deal with Shrinking Budgets

If you are a "cup is half full" person, then having the right perspective, attitude, and imagination can conquer the frustration of an ever-shrinking budget. It is possible to still make things happen.

U.S. Elite Expands Brand Offerings on GSA Website

Arc'teryx Leaf, Outdoor Research and Drifire will be available from U.S. Elite through the U.S. General Services Administration website.

Point Blank Enterprises Products Available on GSA Website

Agencies can purchase Point Blank Body Armor, PACA Body Armor, Paraclete, and Protective Products Enterprises from the U.S. General Services Administration online shopping website.