POLICE Magazine

JUN 2019

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POLICEMAG.COM 21 embedded in uniform fabric that can monitor officers' vital signs, for exam- ple, but that's not currently available for law enforcement officers. For now, uni- forms feature tabs to attach the technol- ogy officers wear such as body cameras and hidden channels to invisibly secure the wires needed for the technology to work. And uniform manufacturers will continue to change with the times. its new Professional FR line, which in- cludes a woven shirt and pants as well as a polo and T-shirt. ey feature Va- porCore to adjust to the wearer's tem- perature, and fabric technology that creates a softer "hand" or feel, in con- trast to the rough flame-resistant fab- rics that officers may have encountered in the past. In the future, we may see technology largely without visibly altering the pro- fessional look of the uniform. A newer expectation of uniform fabrics for law enforcement is fire re- sistance. "If an officer is walking into a drug house and an explosion goes off, you want their uniform to not melt and drip on that officer," says Hein of 5.11. While the general technology has been around for a long time, he says there is more demand for uniforms to be made of fabrics that incorporate no-melt, no- drip technology, as well as fire-resistant fabrics. Flying Cross is seeing more demand for fire-resistant, or FR, fabrics from law enforcement as well. Milligan says because some officers serve both fire and law enforcement functions, there's a growing need for flame-resistant ap- parel. is is why Flying Cross created 6853 see what you've been missing Call for more choices & our best prices! pr-infrared.com • 503-292-8682 A DIVISION OF P&R TECHNOLOGIES, INC $2495 New! Breach TM • 12 micron thermal monocular • 7 color-enhanced display palettes • Compact size—slips into pocket! • Helmet mount (mini-rail feature) • Records images & video FLIR LS-X/R Thermal Monocular from $2599 Visimid Phoenix X320 Compact Thermal Imager from $1820 Pulsar Helion Thermal Imaging Scope from $2500 The new Pro Flex pant from Tru-Spec features stretch fabric for ease of movement. The HLX pant coming out later this year from Propper is designed to provide the function of a tac pant without visible tactical elements.

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