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Oklahoma City Police Release Video of Officer Shooting Through Windshield at Attacker

Officer Samuel Flowers was on his way to a disturbance call, when a car ran into his cruiser. Video released by police on Tuesday shows the drive of that car appears to have intentionally rammed the police vehicle.

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Boston-Area Chief Reduces Agency's Long Guns by 20% at Urging of Activist

As a result of conversations with activist Loren Crowe who served in Afghanistan, Commissioner Branville Bard decided to eliminate camouflage uniforms and identified 20% of the department’s long guns like sniper rifles, M4s and shotguns that could be removed.

FN 15 SRP G2

Developed expressly for law enforcement officers, the FN 15 SRP G2 features a hard-anodized aluminum body and Free Float handguard.

ATF Searching for Rifle Stolen from Virginia Officer's Vehicle

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is reportedly responsible for stealing a patrol rifle from an officer's vehicle late last week.

Suspects Smash Patrol Vehicle Window and Steal Patrol Rifle

Two people reportedly smashed the window of a Louisiana State Police patrol vehicle and stole a patrol rifle from within the squad car.

NY Police Union, Brass Face Off Over Tactical Weapon Use

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says tactical rifles should not be distributed widely across patrol ranks, citing security and oversight concerns. But James McDermott, president of the Nassau PBA, argues that street cops—armed with department-issued .40-caliber handguns—are at a distinct disadvantage against a gunman wielding a semiautomatic rifle.

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.

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.

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(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.