The United States covers a range of climates over its 3.8 million square miles of land. Within these regions, law enforcement officers face challenges when gearing up for the patrol day (or night) and weather has a lot to do with the comfort level an officer feels throughout the shift. Heat and cold extremes create circumstances an officer must address on the regular. Officers in two opposing weather extremes—in Northern California and the northern-most tip of Alaska—share their trials and tribulations with their respective climates, from the balmy to the bitter cold.
From balmy to bitter cold
Sep 4th, 2012