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JUL 2019

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P O L I C E M AG .C O M 43 E-LEARNING COURSES MULTI-MEDIA RESOURCES IN-PERSON TRAINING The COPS Office Training Portal provides free and convenient community policing training and resources. ON DEMAND. NO COST. UNLIMITED ACCESS. www.copstrainingportal.org T h i s p r o j e c t w a s s u p p o r t e d , i n w h o l e o r i n p a r t , b y c o o p e r a t i v e a g r e e m e n t n u m b e r 2 0 1 8 - C K-W X K- 0 1 9 a w a r d e d b y t h e U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f J u s t i c e , O f f i c e o f C o m m u n i t y O r i e n t e d Po l i c i n g S e r v i c e s . T h e o p i n i o n s c o n t a i n e d h e r e i n a r e t h o s e o f t h e a u t h o r ( s ) o r c o n t r i b u t o r ( s ) a n d d o n o t n e c e s s a r i l y r e p r e s e n t t h e o f f i c i a l p o s i t i o n o r p o l i c i e s o f t h e U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f J u s t i c e . R e f e r e n c e s t o s p e c i f i c i n d i v i d u a l s , a g e n c i e s , c o m p a n i e s , p r o d u c t s , o r s e r v i c e s s h o u l d n o t b e c o n s i d e r e d a n e n d o r s e m e n t b y t h e a u t h o r ( s ) , c o n t r i b u t o r ( s ) , o r t h e U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f J u s t i c e . R a t h e r, t h e r e f e r e n c e s a r e i l l u s t r a t i o n s t o s u p p l e m e n t d i s c u s s i o n o f t h e i s s u e s . T h e i n t e r n e t r e f e r e n c e s c i t e d i n t h i s p u b l i c a t i o n w e r e v a l i d a s o f t h e d a t e o f p u b l i c a t i o n . G i v e n t h a t U R L s a n d w e b s i t e s a r e i n c o n s t a n t f l u x , n e i t h e r t h e a u t h o r ( s ) n o r t h e C O P S O f f i c e c a n v o u c h f o r t h e i r c u r r e n t v a l i d i t y. uppers and durable yet athletic soles they have become a favorite amongst many of today's officers. e new Strik- er Bolt retains all of the best qualities of the Striker heritage with a few modern enhancements. Danner's Terra Force (TFX) platform is found throughout the Striker line and combines a Vibram sole with an internal and external shank to provide excellent support and comfort with- out sacrificing durability and traction. e Bolts feature the next generation of this platform, appropriately dubbed the Terra Force NEXT, which increase dura- bility, torsion control, and arch support while reducing the weight. e soles are wide and to say the slip-resistant tread on the Bolts is aggressive is an under- statement. Moving up the boot, the body, toe, and heel caps are all made of high-qual- ity double-stitched leather that is thick yet soft. e lace eyelets are robust and the laces themselves have plenty of length for adjustment. ere's even a "lace garage," a pocket at the top of the tongue to stow laces away so they don't get snagged on the go. e rest of the body is made up of clean nylon panels that not only enhance the breathability of the boot but also add to its hand- some appearance. And speaking of breathability, the Bolts are lined com- pletely with GoreTex to keep your feet cool and dry all shift. In my current assign- ment I spend zero time in a uniform but that didn't stop me from wearing uniformed boots to work; these Bolts were just too nice. Right out of the box they were incredibly comfortable; soft and well-cushioned but with sol- id rigidity in all the right places. ey laced up tight and provided excellent ankle support as well. Weighing in at a hefty 31 ounces per boot, the Bolts are lighter than most traditional boots but not meant to compete with today's ath- letic shoe "boots" popular with officers today. ese are real boots designed to last. Unlike some of its traditional brethren, the Bolts can't be recrafted when you wear through the soles but you likely won't have to worry about that for many years. e new Danner Striker Bolt boots are available in 4.5-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch models with a sidezip option on the latter. MSRPs put the Danner Bolts near the top of the price spectrum for duty boots, but their quality, comfort, and durability make them an abso- lute bargain. Take a look for yourself at www.danner.com. A.J. George is a sergeant with the Scotts- dale (AZ) Police Department who is as- signed to the Technical Operations Unit, Special Investigations Section. He has more than a decade of law enforcement experience in patrol, field training, and traffic enforcement. Danner Striker Bolt 8" Duty Boots Upper: PU coated, polishable leather and nylon Lining: Waterproof Liner: Gore-Tex Outsole: Vibram Striker Bolt Weight: 61 ounces per pair Height: 8 inches (8" sidezip, 6", and 4.5" models also available) Color: Black Price: $220 www.danner.com

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