Cover and concealment for the street cop

Cover and concealment is a very important officer safety issue that everyone in law enforcement needs to be aware of (and constantly evaluating) throughout their careers. There are distinctions between cover and concealment that you should be aware of as you patrol the streets in your city, county, or town.

Cover is anything that will deflect, slow down, or even stop a round. Concealment is anything that will hide your presence or movements from the bad guy — it doesn’t always offer you protection. We’ll look more closely at what concealment does do for you in a moment, but first let’s examine the two forms of cover normally used by law enforcement.

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