Police Equipment

Brief History of Handcuffs

by Jeff on January 23, 2012

To some people, the handcuffs used by today’s law enforcement officers and agents as standard police equipment might seem like a relatively modern invention. While that’s technically true as far as specific designs go, the need for restraining disorderly or dangerous subjects has existed since prehistoric times. Let’s take a brief look at how restraints […]

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The Importance of Police Equipment

by Jeff on January 9, 2012

The importance of police equipment should be evident to anyone who has ever put on a uniform. Without the right tools, you’ll be unable to do the job you signed up for—namely, to protect and serve the public. Many law enforcement officers choose and purchase their own police equipment from a list of products approved […]

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When you go out on night patrols, you need some different police equipment than when you work during the daytime. Of particular importance is having a portable light source that will allow you to read or write in dark conditions so you can consult your codebook, take notes, or fill out reports. Instead of trying […]

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The Hatch D1 Patrol Police Supply Bag

by Jeff on December 12, 2011

One key to being a successful law enforcement officer is keeping your police equipment organized in a single location. This allows you to be ready to go at a moment’s notice and also ensures that you don’t misplace your flashlight, codebook, or other essential gear after going off duty or switching fleet cars. The best […]

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Howard Leight Impact Sport Hearing Protection

by Jeff on November 21, 2011

Hearing loss is a common problem for those that spend a significant amount of time around firearms. The noise levels produced by handguns, shotguns, and high-caliber automatic weapons can reach 150 decibels (dB) or more, which is enough to result in permanent damage to your ears. The best way to reduce your risk is to […]

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Crimson Trace Tactical Laser Sight

by Jeff on November 14, 2011

When you use a handgun for law enforcement, home protection, or self-defense, your degree of accuracy with the weapon can mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, a lot of the techniques you learned on the range or in training drills go right out the window when you come face-to-face with a hostile suspect […]

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Under Armour Tactical Mirage Shoes

by Jeff on November 7, 2011

Footwear is a very important component of a law enforcement officer’s standard police equipment, but is something that gets overlooked more often than not. This is understandable, as most officers would rather concern themselves with ensuring that their duty weapon, holster, and bulletproof vest are up to par than worry about what they put on […]

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The 511 Tactical Law Enforcement Vest

by Jeff on October 24, 2011

If any group besides the Boy Scouts can appreciate the motto “Be Prepared,” it’s law enforcement personnel. Preparation can—and often does—make the difference between life and death in a significant number of the situations officers and agents routinely face. So whether you’re out on duty or just at home with your family, it’s critical to […]

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Although weapons and restraints are the primary components of your police equipment, there are a number of other gadgets you should carry to help deal with the different problems you might run into during your shift. For example, keeping a compact multi-tool on your belt or in your duty gear bag ensures that you’ll always […]

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OTIS Technology Pistol Gun Cleaning System

by Jeff on October 10, 2011

As a law enforcement officer, one of your regular responsibilities is to maintain all of your police equipment in top condition so that each item performs reliably when needed. This of course includes your service gun, which should be cleaned after every trip to the range or after being discharged while on the job. That’s […]

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