Readers of American COP have been clamoring for reviews on practical, modestly priced duty knives and the August issue answers their requests. Contributing editor John Morrison highlights a cross-section of capable cutters from manufacturers like Spyderco, Maxpedition and CRKT. The One-Ton lock blade folder from Kershaw captured Morrison’s attention.

“Kershaw’s One-Ton lock blade folder is getting great reviews from industrial and agricultural users,” Morrison says. “From mechanics cutting auto belts and hoses to farm workers slashing rope and trimming wood with it, we’re thinking it has good attributes for police work.”

In “What Are You SMILE’n At?” contributing writer Jason Hoschouer evaluates the growth of social media as an important tool for departments to interact with the communities they serve. Hoschouer highlights the Social Media Internet Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference as a reliable resource to “use social media to improve law enforcement, engage citizens and prevent and solve crime.”

Additional features in this issue of American COP include a look at the importance of maintaining tactical soundness, the simple elegance of the Versacarry IWB holster, why the FLIR LS-Series thermal imagers are a must-have and a humorous take on the enduring zombie and tactical color craze.

A Robar Custom 1911 in .40 highlights the August Giveaway, valued at over $3,100. This prize bundle includes the XcEST-Delta folder from TOPS Knives, Revision Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses and a law enforcement presentation baton and case from Liberty Art Works, Inc. Readers can enter online at

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