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Tactical Gear Security Drawers

Tuffy Security Products' Tactical Gear Security Drawers are ideal for locked storage of guns and ammunition.

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LAPD Acquires Tractor for Mounted Unit

A new tractor is for the department's Mounted Platoon, which has about 30 horses on two acres in Atwater Village, just east of the 5 freeway and Griffith Park.

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.

The Rook Tactical Vehicle

Watch a demo video with footage showing The Rook Critical Incident Vehicle in action. View our photo gallery for a detailed look at The Rook.

One Team's Innovative Barricade Tactic

Just when we might think all the innovative SWAT tactics have already been tried, a SWAT team comes up with an imaginative, simple and exceptionally effective tactic. It comes under the heading of "why didn't someone else think of this before?"

Ending a Barricade with Heavy Equipment

When faced with a barricaded suspect, SWAT officers may want to consider using heavy construction equipment to end the incident.

Shots Fired: Eureka, California 12/08/2006

Within a day of Honda's holing up in the motel room, the Eureka Police Department received information of the man's whereabouts. The idea of dealing with a man desperately determined to avoid arrest and under the influence of meth was not something Eureka officers wanted to even think about it.

LAPD's Remotec BatCat Robot

The LAPD's BatCat tactical robot is a Caterpillar telehandler that ASI automated under contract for Northrop Grumman Remotec. It's used for bomb disposal, breaching of buildings, and other tasks requiring a large robot. It's equipped with standard Remotec Andros cameras.

Video: Need To Open Up a Building Wall?

The BatCat — formerly known as the Bomb Assault Tactical Control Assessment Tool — is a massive automated robot that can be operated remotely and is part-truck and part-tractor. A telescoping arm can bring a claw, forklift or bucket up to 50 feet.

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