In law enforcement, there is an abundance of lifesaving products and gear designed to make your job easier and safer. The must-haves are often a given and already department-issued, but what about the lesser-known, but equally as important, purchases or upgrades? Sometimes, officers may want to add or upgrade gear on their own dime. Sifting through what seems like a never-ending list of job-specific equipment can be overwhelming. That's why we've compiled a collection of essential items – sourced from law enforcement experts in the field – for bike officers to investigators to instructors.
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