10 top police products
PoliceOne readers told us why they can’t – or wouldn’t want to – live without these products
This article was updated on July 10, 2017.
By PoliceOne Staff
From flashlights to TASERS, your job as a police officer is made safer and more effective by new products and technologies.
We recently asked our readers what's the best product you've used on the job and why? Here's a selection of the responses.
Please leave additional suggestions in the Comments section below.
1. "A friend keeps a bottle of Folex in his car to clean up all types of spatters on his uniform and upholstery before the offending substance does irreparable damage" – Raymond Heath
2. "Glock 22. Goes bang every time." – Adam Basford
3. "Safariland Drop-Down holster. It keeps some of the weight off my hips, frees up room on my duty belt and keeps a bulky coat from interfering with my draw in really cold weather. If I get 'that feeling,' the threat rarely notices that my hand is on my gun, as it looks like I'm standing with my arm to my side." – Shawn Hershberger
4. "My Uncle Mike's Duty Suspenders are a godsend. My back and hips don’t hurt after a 12-hour shift." – Chris Moore
5. "Hands down, it’s the X-26. It works great on those folks who won't shut their yappers." – Alex Niese
6. "Our department's installation of the Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) in the early 90s increased not only our efficiency, but also officer safety in the immediate notification of warrants, stolen vehicles, ID verification, etc. Of course, as computer and broadband technology continues to evolve, we'll continue to evolve with it." – Thomas Bray
7. "Cross Pen. The pen is mightier than the sword." – Jay Freeman
8. "Without a doubt my Streamlight Stinger DS with rear pressure switch, three levels of output and strobe feature. I could light up a burglar on the dark side of the moon if I needed to." – Nick White
9. "I can't live without my cargo pockets." – Greg Churchill
10. "The Barska Blackhawk 100 mm spotting scope. I can spot a group using drugs on the other side of the lake, 3/4 of a mile away, and still read the brand of tennis shoes they have on." – Derek Dorsey