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TacMed Tuesday – TacMed Solutions Foxtrot Litter Helps Save a Life

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

TacMed Solutions is a proud supporter of Cops Direct, a non-profit organization which helps supply law enforcement agencies in need with lifesaving first responder medical equipment. Part of the May 2021 Cops Direct allocation of equipment donations was to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department located in Athens, Alabama.

The equipment received is pictured with the agency personnel. On June 14th, the donation was received, and just two days later, they put a TacMed Solutions Foxtrot Litter into real-life use on a missing person/medical emergency call. The patient suffered a diabetic emergency and had been missing for three days when he was found off the beaten path in a heavily wooded area.

The Deputies utilized the Foxtrot Litter to get the patient back to the closest dirt road where they awaited EMS. We are thankful for the lifesaving actions of the Limestone County Deputies and are excited to continue to support Cops Direct. If you want to help us in supporting underfunded departments, make a donation and support the organization at!

OpEx 21 – Scintrex Trace by Autoclear

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Scintrex Trace displayed their handheld N2300 Trace Detector in the PSP Corp booth. It detects minute traces of cocaine, opiates, cannabis, hashish, methamphetamine, and other amphetamine-type stimulants.

Place the sample on the reusable sampling screen and insert it into the device. Sampling takes minutes and a results readout is available both onscreen of the device and via a printer accesory.

OpEx 21 – Vertx

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Vertx’s sister brand is Flying Cross which not only provides dress uniforms for the US military but is also a very well respected blue goods brand, manufacturing Law Enforcement uniforms.

They’ve offered the Dutyguard HT Pullover for several years which is popular with LEOs who wear external armor vests as part of their uniform. It’s kind of a Combat Shirt but with fleece-lined pockets high up on the chest which can be accessed via the arm holes of the vest.

The Hybrid Technology Pullover features waterproof, breathable shell fabric throughout the shoulder and chest area that provides a safeguard from the elements, coupled with knit stretch performance fabric along the torso to shed light rain and a 1/4 front zipper for ventilation. It’s offered in Black, LAPD Navy and OD Green, sizes XSmall – 5XLarge.

Due to its popularity, they’ve introduced an insulated version called the HT+ for cold weather wear. Same sizing but only offered in Black and LAPD Navy.

Rampart Range Day 21 – SwabTek

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

SwabTek offers presumptive field testing kits for a wide variety of illicit materials. Designed to minimize contact with the drug or explosive, the kit is simple, consisting of swab and reaction pad. Instructions are right in the pad.

SwabTek products are available for unit and agency orders within Canada from Rampart International.

Los Angeles Police Department Selects FN 509 MRD-LE as New Duty Pistol

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

(McLean, VA – August 10, 2021) Following a highly competitive and rigorous qualification, FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the FN 509 MRD-LE has been chosen by the Los Angeles Police Department as their new duty pistol. The FN 509 is a capable and versatile handgun platform that delivers rapid, precision fire in any environment. Officers training on marksmanship, tactical maneuvers and precision target engagements now have a more accurate and reliable sidearm, proven by the LAPD to perform with a wide variety of duty-rated handgun optics and ammunition.

“The Los Angeles Police Department is one of the largest and most elite law enforcement agencies in the country, with roughly 10,000 uniformed officers, and we are proud that they have chosen the FN 509 MRD-LE as their next duty pistol,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “The FN 509 MRD-LE is the only choice for agencies seeking an extremely capable and versatile duty pistol platform with proven reliability, accuracy and optic interoperability. Serving the men and women of an outstanding law enforcement agency like the LAPD brings great pride to everyone at FN, we look forward to supporting their police force with a remarkable handgun platform their officers will rely on every day.”

During the LAPD handgun trials, FN competed against several contenders in a 20,000-round-count endurance qualification, which it surpassed with zero malfunctions. “Exceeding all of the requirements LAPD sought in their new duty pistol was a high-performance standard to meet,” said Chris Cole, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at FN America, LLC. “With over a million rounds fired in development, the FN 509’s reputation for durability is proven here again giving LAPD officers a superior handgun they can depend on in the most demanding policing environments.”

Superior accuracy of the FN 509 MRD-LE starts with the patented FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™. Adapted from the original development for the U.S. Army’s handgun trials, it gives officers more precision and sighting versatility than all other handguns.

“LAPD needed the ability to quickly and securely mount a variety of duty-rated micro red dots to their service pistols to improve the accuracy potential of their handguns and their officers,” said Charles “Bucky” Mills, Sr. Director of Law Enforcement Sales for FN America, LLC. “FN pioneered the MRD mounting technology the LAPD required, enabling precision shot placement and immediate target engagement no matter the environment.”

Accuracy is further enhanced by the high-performance trigger assembly and cold-hammer forged barrel. The combination of accuracy, speed, longevity and versatility gives the FN 509 MRD-LE the edge that today’s officers need.

FN’s New FN 509 MRD-LE

The FN 509 MRD-LE delivers more precision and versatility than any other duty-rated handgun. Building on the proven FN 509 lineup, the exclusive upgrades for law enforcement place every advantage in an officer’s hands. The FN 509 MRD-LE is the only choice for agencies who require complete reliability.

Pinpoint accuracy is made possible for all officers with a precision, hammer-forged barrel with recessed target crown, high-performance, conical striker and flat-faced, duty-rated trigger. With a positive wall at 90° before a clean break, officers maintain their sights on target through the full trigger pull. The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™ with co-witness tritium 3-dot iron sights, delivers rapid sight acquisition and consistent shot placement, vital when every shot must be accounted for. 

To inquire about the FN 509 MRD-LE, LAPD’s newest duty-issue sidearm, for agency or individual office purchase, please contact the FN Law Enforcement Sales team at [email protected] More information about the FN 509 MRD-LE or FN’s other law enforcement products can be found at

Tasmanian Tiger TT Officers Bag Receives a SILVER Score in the 2021 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program with an Overall Score of 4.41 out of Five

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

The TT Officers Bag was field-tested and recommended by law enforcement officers in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

Knoxville, Tenn. (July 2021) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is proud to announce that the TT Officers Bag received an overall score of 4.41 out of five from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

The TT Officers Bag was reviewed by three members of the NTOA. As part of the Member Tested and Recommended Program, the officers tested the TT Officers Bag while on the job for maximum testing for design, performance, application, versatility, and other pertinent features.

“Among the various characteristics that I look for in a product I intend to use in the field, perhaps the most important are functionality, durability, and versatility. This bag checks all three for me,” review by Maryland Officer.

The officer from Maryland kitted out his TT Officers Bag as a range/go-bag and found the bag has plenty of storage space in the main compartment, as well as multiple smaller storage pockets throughout the bag for additional gear.

“I can see the TT Officer Bag being used as a go-bag for units who find themselves on perimeters often and need the ability to carry extra clothes or sustainment items for those long callouts,” review by Virginia Officer.

The officer reviewing the TT Officers Bag from Pennsylvania is part of a detective division and the team outfitted the bag as a call-out bag for their division. They were able to store all the equipment required for most crime scenes including fingerprint processing and DNA collection equipment. The team found the bag to be well constructed, very durable, and versatile. “Overall, we were very impressed with the quality and versatility of the bag.”

The versatile grab-and-go TT Officers Bag is designed to carry gear, accessories, and clothing and can be easily configured to carry by hand, over the shoulder, or worn as a backpack for hands-free operation.

The main compartment front has a MOLLE hook-and-loop panel for configuring additional gear or pouches. The pocket on the front and the two large pockets on each end are enclosed with durable YKK zippers. The main compartment features a lockable zipper. The interior has multiple compartments for organized packing.

Made from rugged 700 denier Cordura® fabric and available in black, the TT Officers Bag has an MSRP of $249.00.

Find a local dealer here for any of the exciting Tasmanian Tiger products.

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A Mile In A Defender’s Boots

Friday, July 30th, 2021

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – The 374th Security Forces Squadron hosted the fourth iteration of the 374th Mission Support Group training day on July 21, 2021, where Airmen from other MSG squadrons learned about the SFS mission.

The training was conducted as part of the group’s focus to enhance Yokota’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities, which allows for a faster response to contingencies with a smaller footprint.

“In a combat situation, you have all these different career fields that don’t necessarily work as a singular unit,” said Master Sgt. Charles Bell, 374th SFS superintendent of plans and standards evaluation. “The ACE concept will take care of that. It could be a maintainer, who knows just the basics of security forces, coming to assist us. Or it could be a security forces member, going to the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron to help them refuel and get the jets off the ground.”

The all-day event took place at SFS headquarters, where participants were able to get a little glimpse into the day-to-day life of a defender. The day was filled with hands-on exercises, in place of lectures.

“There is a lot of stuff we can teach by PowerPoint but the readiness comes when we actually apply it,” Bell said. “This training gets our trainees excited while at the same time showing them what we do.

“One of the trainings we hosted was the Multiple Interaction Learning/Training Objective systems, which are ‘shoot, no shoot’ scenarios,” he added. “We also conducted baton training, where the trainees had to fight a simulated combatant. And to top it off, there was taser training and oleoresin capsicum spray for any volunteers who were up for the challenge.”

According to Senior Airman Tyler Gutierrez, 374th SFS training instructor, the training allows members to learn how to react to high-stress situations while in a safe, controlled environment.

“I think this type of training is very important,” said Gutierrez. “With us all being in the military, it is imperative that we rely on each other, especially in a deployed environment or during contingency operations.”

The MSG will rotate the training within their squadrons every month. Each time the training will become more detailed, further producing more effective and capable Airmen.

Story by Senior Airman Brieana Bolfing, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

OTTO Engineering Providing Noizebarrier Tactical Communication Suite To Federal Agents

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

OTTO Engineering is proud to be providing our elite Federal agents with our Noizebarrier Tactical Communication Suite. The OTTO suite of products was selected over currently fielded solutions and provides agents with unparallel Audio clarity, Situational Awareness / hear through, ruggedized solutions for any environment. OTTO Noizebarrier TAC provides increased communication intelligibility in all environments.

OTTO is working on several new technologies to increase operational awareness including their Lynq Pro handheld Position Location device.

Most ATAK enabled EUDs require a cellular connection or RF comms between radios that have been pre-programmed taking hours to set up. The Lynq Pro system works with or without an EUD but you can easily pair to your EUD via BLE or hardwire, providing a real time encrypted data link between your squad members even when networks are denied.

Core technology is an intelligent network well suited for comms denied contested environments that’s low power, RF quiet and rapidly deployable, 256 encrypted and peer to peer with jamming resistant with chirp spread spectrum frequency hopping. A next gen squad level blue force tracker — capable of secure location and LPI/LPD comms that drastically enhance situational awareness and ensure no personnel is left behind.

Come visit OTTO Engineering in VA Beach July 28th & 29th at Bad Ass Coffee across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.