Local, tribal, state, federal, and international police have a vital role in homeland security efforts at all levels of law enforcement. This issue of the magazine addresses the future of homeland security in the United States, the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom, and terror attacks on law enforcement worldwide. In addition, departments considering the
adoption and use of the rifle for patrol will find detailed information they can use to assess whether this equipment is right for them. On the cover: background photograph courtesy FEMA News Photo; left and right inset photographs courtesy Lafayette Group; middle inset photograph courtesy U.S. Army.