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Your Holiday Wish List

Looking for a gift idea for fellow cops? Check out 12 of the most requested items in a POLICE Magazine holiday survey. For the last few holiday seasons, the editors of POLICE Magazine have gotten together, brainstormed gift ideas for law enforcement officers, and published what we call a holiday wish list. This year, we decided to use a different protocol. We surveyed a large segment of our readers and asked them what they want for Christmas. We got a lot of answers. The following is a representative sample of 12 gifts requested by our audience. Be sure to also read, "5 Gift Ideas for the Female Officer." Photos courtesy of vendors.

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Pink OC Spray

Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) is offering yet another color to choose from in its popular Defender family of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) personal safety devices.

Restraints

When you're transporting suspects or prisoners, you need the right tools to keep them from causing problems. View our photo gallery of these 11 restraints that include traditional handcuffs, zipcuffs, control straps, chains, and an immobilization system.

ASP Ships P12 and P16 Concealable Batons

The P12 and P16 are designed for investigators, administrators, and undercover officers. The two expandable batons are the latest additions to ASP's Friction Loc Baton series.

SHOT Show 2012 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2012 featured plenty of new gear for law enforcement officers. The show drew more than 61,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and added several "law enforcement only" halls for vendors. View our gallery and read our two-part coverage of the show, "Report From the Aisles" and "Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

ASP Triad Flashlight: Recharge On the Go

As its name implies, the ASP Triad USB uses a Micro USB port to make charging the lithium-ion-powered duty light a snap anywhere. If you have your cell phone charger with you—as most of us always do—you have a way to recharge your flashlight, even at home or while traveling.

Ultra Handcuff

The Ultra Handcuff utilizes technology exclusive to ASP, reducing the "weight on the belt" with a specially designed aluminum frame. The Ultra features an interchangeable lock set, available in one-, two-, and three-pawl designs.

ASP Introduces Agent Concealable Baton

The Agent baton is an impact weapon for administrators, investigators, undercover operatives, or officers who require an "off duty" carry baton.

Women's Wear

Gone are the days when a woman police officer was acting as a social worker with a badge, and they now fill as many roles as male police officers do. Many companies are adjusting what they manufacture and sell to specifically meet the needs of women police officers. This is after years of providing only unisex products and using a one size fits most business model.

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Do We Still Need Batons?

The Rodney King incident still colors how the public views the use of batons. For that reason and others, some officers are reluctant to use the tool.

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