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    Vehicles & Fleet

    Law Enforcement Leads the Way in Public Safety Electrification

    Feb. 13, 2024
    Electric vehicles are being added to law enforcement fleets all over the country. Is your agency ready?
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    Command/HQ

    Prepared to Launch: How to Leave a Failing Agency

    Feb. 6, 2024
    What happens when you're a young officer and the agency you work for is on the verge of being consolidated or dissolved? Find out how to be ready to move on.
    Illustration: Kermit Mulkins © Endeavor Business Media
    Investigations

    How to Catch A Criminal: A Dark Cloud Follows Her Part 1

    This month, a woman's streak of misfortune turns out to be more than just bad luck as those close to her face mysterious and untimely deaths.
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    SWAT

    Improving School Response Through Technology

    Feb. 1, 2024
    Technology companies have been hard at work on new software to help prevent incidents at schools, while also mitigating common issues in the aftermath.
    Alien Gear
    First Aid Kits & Supplies

    OFFICER Labs: Alien Gear TAQ-STRAP Review

    Our editorial team field tested the Alien Gear TAQ-STRAP without disappointment.

    More content from November/December 2023

    Somerville Police Department
    Specialized Training

    Improv as Training Tool: How Actors Help Police With CIT Training

    Jan. 29, 2024
    Improv Asylum actors bring a high level of realism to crisis intervention training for law enforcement officers.
    Photo: Robert Marvulli
    Handguns

    FN Reflex Review: Small Package, Big Performance

    The FN Reflex looks like an FN 509, but is a palm-sized version. Find out how it fares as we run the weapon through its paces.
    GM Fleet
    Vehicles & Fleet

    Off-Road Capability is Mandatory for Law Enforcement Vehicles

    Thanks to their versatility, SUVs and pickup trucks have become popular, cost-effective patrol vehicles for police and law enforcement agencies.
    On the Street

    Christmas Wish List 2023

    Lt. Frank Borelli (ret.) gives us his Christmas wish list, and he thinks the law enforcement professional in your life would enjoy receiving something from it.
    National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
    Honoring the Fallen

    The Honor Chair: Saving a Place for Fallen Officers

    Dec. 20, 2023
    Since 2013, Saving a Hero’s Place has built 270 Honor Chairs for law enforcement agencies throughout the country to help remember officers killed in the line of duty.
    Station Design

    Fairfax County Aviation Center

    Dec. 20, 2023
    This facility received the Public Safety Centers Bronze Award in the 2023 Officer Station Design Awards. Official Project Name: Fairfax County Aviation Center Project City/State...
    Station Design

    Randall S. Webster Emergency Operations and Communications Center

    Dec. 20, 2023
    This facility received the Public Safety Centers Bronze Award in the 2023 Officer Station Design Awards. Official Project Name: Randall S. Webster Emergency Operations and Communication...
    Station Design

    Needham Public Safety Headquarters

    Dec. 20, 2023
    This facility received the Public Safety Centers Silver Award in the 2023 Officer Station Design Awards. Official Project Name: Needham Public Safety Headquarters Project City...
    Station Design

    Bozeman Public Safety Center

    Dec. 20, 2023
    This facility received the Public Safety Centers Gold Award in the 2023 Officer Station Design Awards. Official Project Name: Bozeman Public Safety Center Project City/State: ...
    Station Design

    Welcome to the 2023 OFFICER Station Design Awards

    Dec. 20, 2023
    For the fourth year, OFFICER Magazine presents the OFFICER Station Design Awards, showcasing law enforcement and public safety facilities from across the U.S.
    Station Design

    OFFICER Magazine Announces 2023 OFFICER Station Design Award Winners

    Dec. 19, 2023
    OFFICER Magazine announced the winners of its fourth annual OFFICER Station Design Awards (OSDA) program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from law enforcement...
    Michigan State Police
    Vehicles

    Paving the Way: 2024 Model Year Mich. State Police Vehicle Evaluations

    Dec. 19, 2023
    The Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit’s annual Vehicle Evaluations showed continued consistency across the board, including EVs and pickup trucks.
    Frank Borelli/Officer Media Group
    Command/HQ

    IACP Leads to SHOT Show

    With IACP in October and SHOT Show in January, this isn't just "the silly season" for law enforcement.
    Force on Force
    Specialized Training

    OFFICER Labs Force on Force Training Munitions Review

    Our editorial team field tested the Force on Force rifle conversion kit and multiple colors of their marking cartridges with all positive results.
    NEXTORCH
    Flashlights

    OFFICER Labs: NEXTORCH Flashlights Review

    Our editorial team field tested two flashlights from NEXTORCH and is pleased to award them our "Tested - Field Rated" seal of approval.
    5.11 Tactical
    Shirts & Pants

    OFFICER Labs: 5.11 XTU Uniform Review

    LT Frank Borelli (ret) put the new V.XI XTU uniform through field/wear testing with positive results.
    Harvard Jolly Architecture
    Command/HQ

    Command Q&A: Planning Ahead

    Dec. 19, 2023
    St. Petersburg Assistant Police Chief Michael Kovacsev spoke to OFFICER Magazine about planning for the future.
    Command/HQ

    Letter from the Editor – November/December 2023

    I need to open this month’s greeting with an apology. Last issue we published the summary of our annual State of the Industry Projection Survey and I completely forgot to...
    Microphones

    CHOICE Wireless PTT Bluetooth LE 4.0

    Nov. 27, 2023
    The Choice PTT/Mic from N-ear has the ability to use a second PTT that is a Bluetooth Wireless PTT (Sold Separately).  This is perfect for using the Wireless PTT on a steering...
    Specialized Training

    Otis Snap Caps

    Nov. 21, 2023
    Otis Snap Caps are great for inexpensive practice with your firearm, safety training, doing function checks or checking/adjusting trigger pull, the Otis Snap Caps stand up to ...
    Specialized Training

    TASER Virtual Reality Controllers

    Nov. 21, 2023
    TASER 10 and TASER 7 VR controllers from Axon come at an especially useful time, as more agencies upgrade their TASER programs to include our more advanced energy weapons. The...
    Forensic Lab Equipment

    Clean Aire Room Filtration Module

    Nov. 21, 2023
    The CleanAire Filtration Module is engineered to meet current requirements to prevent infection efficiently and effectively in labs, hospital rooms, waiting rooms, offices, and...
    Video Cameras

    X Series Cameras

    Nov. 21, 2023
    The new X Series line of cameras with AI On-site Learning analytics from i-PRO is a revolutionary new line of cameras that turn non-AI network cameras into comprehensive AI smart...
    Vehicles

    2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV

    The all-new Chevrolet's 2024 Blazer EV PPV is GM Fleet's first all-electric Blazer police vehicle designed to be pursuit-rated offers exceptional performance. As more states...
    SWAT

    Phenom 6 Hard Knuckle Riot Control Gloves

    Nov. 21, 2023
    Introducing the Phenom 6 PG1 Hard Knuckle Riot Control Gloves by Damascus Gear – the epitome of hand and knuckle protection in tactical wear. Crafted with precision...
    Special Purpose Vehicles

    RANGER XP 1000 Northstar Edition

    Nov. 21, 2023
    The RANGER XP 1000 Northstar Edition from Polaris Government & Defense allows law enforcement agencies to be prepared to tackle missions in the toughest environments, built...
    Ford Pro
    Vehicles

    2024 Ford® F-150® Police Responder

    Nov. 3, 2023
    The new 2024 Ford® F-150® Police Responder is engineered to meet a wide range of law enforcement agency needs with the right tool and right size for the job. From more...
    Sorenson Forensics
    LEAD DNA Database Software
    Evidence Collection

    LEAD DNA Database Software

    Oct. 26, 2023
    LEAD DNA Database Software from Sorenson Forensics allows users to create and maintain local DNA-profile databases using a highly-secure online system with encryption technology...
    Boston Leather
    Riverside Duty Belt
    Belts

    Riverside Duty Belt

    Sept. 8, 2023
    The Riverside Duty Belt by Boston Leather is a a 2 1/4" wide attractive, long lasting, tongued duty belt that is designed to carry the duty load of an officer. The belt is manufactured...
    Teledyne FLIR
    SIRAS
    UAV / UAS

    SIRAS

    Aug. 29, 2023
    SIRAS from Teledyne FLIR is an affordable, easy-to-fly, IP54-rated professional drone with an interchangeable payload system for industrial and utilities inspection, firefighting...