Responder Knowledge Base: First Stop for Equipment Information

Where do law enforcement professionals look for reliable information on equipment? Decisions involving the acquisition of equipment affect not only operational effectiveness but also the morale of officers in law enforcement agencies. Every law enforcement officer wants capable, reliable gear, especially when it comes to personal protective equipment-equipment that can mean the difference between life and death. Although there is no shortage of printed and Web-based information on equipment, and an endless parade of salespeople who want to sell the latest and greatest, the concern has always been the objectivity in expressing the practicability and value of the products. Today, there is a Web site dedicated to first responder equipment officially sponsored by the federal government that satisfies the concern.