This shot was captured in Washington, D.C., while Metro PD officers secured the area around the Newseum building where President Obama took part in a town hall meeting on the economy.
Vegas-area officers assume their positions at a staged mass casualty incident in the Las Vegas Convention Center parking lot at EMS World on August 30. In all, 35 patients, about 100 first responders and a parade of apparatuses and ambulances converged on the scene of the drill, which was hosted by the Clark County Fire Department.
During Police Week 2011 law enforcement supporters lined the 400 block of E Street NW to welcome the Police Unity Tour riders. A group of teen girls in Unity Tour T-shirts - here you can see their sneakers peeking under the 4-foot sign - held this sign for nearly 2 hours in the May midday heat in order to be ready when the first riders made their way into the memorial.
A birds-eye view of the sprawling show floor at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show in Chicago on October 24.
This nine-officer motorcycle fleet preceded President Obama's motorcade in Washington, D.C., on May 11 at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave.
Photographs and hand-drawn art honor Atlantic City officers, including patrolman Thomas J. McMeekin Jr. Thousands of tributes like this one paper the polished granite walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial each year during Police Week in Washington, D.C.
The North American Police Ski Championship presented a replica of the Twin Towers to Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund, during Police Week in May. NAPSC raised more than $3,000 dollars for the Twin Towers Initiative, which benefits the new law enforcement officer's museum in D.C.
A view of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's stage pre-Candlelight Vigil ceremony through the center of a memorial wreath for Officer Craig Birkholz, 28, from the Fond du Lac (Wis.) police department. Birkholz was shot and killed in the line of duty less than three months prior to the May 13 remembrance ceremony.
A Police Unity Tour cyclist, upon arriving at the memorial on May 12, pauses at the completion of the ride to remember a fallen colleague.
During a demonstration from irTactical in November, LET got a first look at the company's new projectile-free sim-fire system, which features a true-weight M4 rifle, infrared sensing vest and mags powered by the silver CO2 cartridges (seen in photo No. 14).
At the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago, Point Blank Body Armor displayed this Kevlar XP vest interior in a glass case with the moniker "55 Rounds and Still Going Strong" to showcase the fiber's condition after withstanding 55 shots. This photo shows the portion of the vest that would be covering the upper right side of the chest.
An early-model Tactical Protector Vehicle on the Oshkosh Defense test course in Wisconsin in June 2010. After a morning of heavy rain, the TPV easily powered through measured inclines, deep puddles and around tight corners. Today's TPV is an improved version of the armored vehicle offering mobility, military-grade protection and capacity for up to eight officers.
Twelve-gram CO2 cartridges power the pneumatics of irTactical's training M4 weapon. CO2 air power gives users a realistic recoil and gunfire sound in a projectile-less tactical training system.
Though this image was taken just a few days after Osama bin Laden was killed, the FBI building in Washington, D.C., had already updated the picture of bin Laden on its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list with a red diagonal stamp stating "DECEASED." Bin Laden was on the list for 13 years before he was killed.
Throughout the year, our staff is out and
about covering law enforcement events, reporting on new technologies and taking pictures all the while. We don’t always get to share all of our great shots, but we’ve collected a few of the best from the last 18 months to showcase in a compilation of LET’s never-before-seen pictures.
From massive tac vehicles charging through mud puddles to candid shots of officers on the beat, see what we couldn’t keep to ourselves.