The End of the Beginning

After Sept. 11, our country entered a new era of policing. Departments around the country looked at their mission differently. Think back on some of the major changes: • Federal agencies were reorganized. • Entirely new agencies were established, including...
My Favorite Gun

My Favorite Gun

Photo:  Law Officer Author Dave Grossi Shows Off His Favorite Gun When it comes to rating the importance of tools of the trade in law enforcement, guns are at the top of almost everyone s list. If you want to start a spirited discussion, just try asking a group of...

Third Degree: The Glock 21 Slims Down

The gun industry would never be the same after the Austrian company Glock introduced the Glock 17 to the United States in 1986. Since then, law officers worldwide have found them in their holsters, and competitors have desperately tried to introduce products to rival...

Is Your Duty Belt Set Up for Survival or Failure?

The annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) has become a huge draw for law enforcement officers looking for the latest in firearms, equipment and technology. This year SHOT convenes in Las Vegas Feb. 2–5, and expert trainer...

IACP hot products: On Scene in New Orleans

The notion that any organization could stuff several thousand vendors and many thousands of law enforcement professionals into one convention center is pretty amazing, but the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) did just that this past October when it...

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