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System Jackets are the All-Season Outerwear Solution

System Jackets are the All-Season Outerwear Solution   Your uniform requirements change like the weather. Actually, they change with the weather. You might begin your shift under blue skies and sunshine, and by noon respond to a traffic collision in freezing rain. What’s a first responder to do? There’s not enough [...]

6 Things to Know About the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Revised Standards for HVSA

If you haven’t seen them already, you’ll soon see some changes to the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard for high visibility safety apparel (HVSA). These updates will make it easier to understand a garment’s intended use, improve safety by allowing better fit, clearly identify Flame Resistant (FR) material and allow some leeway for [...]

Product Review: Galls Elite S.W.A.T Gloves with Anthony Gangi

https://youtu.be/kpDdeJRyfMM If you serve on a correctional emergency response team, these gloves offer the comfort, dexterity and protection you need to stay safe. If you serve on a correctional emergency response team, these gloves offer the comfort, dexterity and protection for when you have to get hands on with inmates. [...]

Anatomy of the Boot

Anatomy of a Boot 21stcentury footwear is a marvel of engineering, built from high-tech materials, delivering extreme performance while minimizing weight and maximizing durability. All of this is all possible thanks to a combination of four primary components: Upper, Insole, Midsole, Outsole. Upper The Upper comprises most of the exterior, above [...]

Proud Supporters of Blue Line Bears

Written By: Suzie O'Grady Like many little girls, Megan grew up admiring her dad.   And like many of their dads, he is her hero.   She grew up watching her dad put on his uniform and gun belt and walk out the door to protect our community, and that made her admire [...]

Q & A with Jeff Nichols: Former Navy SEAL

Jeffery G. Nichols CSCS*D, TSAF-F*D Exercise Physiologist Former Navy SEAL Jeff graduated from Wilton High School in 1996 and enrolled into Indian Hills Community College in Centerville Iowa. Jeff played baseball at Indian Hills and played in two junior college World Series’ before graduating in 1998. Jeff then attended Troy University [...]

Prepare for the National Crisis

A National Crisis Over the past 15 years, individuals, families, and communities across our Nation have been tragically affected by the opioid epidemic. The number of overdose deaths from prescription and illicit opioids doubled from 21,089 in 2010 to 42,249 in 2016. This steep increase is attributed to the rapid proliferation [...]

The Most Important Measurement You’ll Ever Make

Body armor is quite simply the most important piece of any law enforcement officer’s uniform. It saves lives. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t fit properly, your body armor can also be the most uncomfortable part of your uniform. However, with the correct fit, your body armor will not only be more comfortable [...]

Fabric Choices: Which One is Right For You?

Today’s vast selection of polo styles and fabrics mean that comfort without compromise of function or safety is more than possible — it’s a reality. But what’s the difference between all of these polos? With all of the choices out there, it’s more difficult to decide which polo is right for you. It all comes down [...]