Quiz: Can You Identify This Police Equipment?
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Can You Identify This Police Equipment?
By: Alex Wittman
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About This Quiz

From handcuffs and radios to firearms and batons, police use a variety of equipment to protect and serve. Do you think you can identify all their equipment?  We'll see about that! Even if you've watched every single episode of "Cops," the tools police use are as diverse as the cases they work. We think even career law enforcement officials may have to think to recall the names and purposes of their - sometimes futuristic-looking - equipment. Dashcams, bulletproof vests and riot shields: It's no wonder there are so many police dramas on TV with all this equipment to feature!

For police officers, every day on the job is different. When they put on their uniform, they have no idea what challenges they may face. In order to be ready for anything, police have a wide array of equipment at their disposal. Hours of training and on-the-job experience means they know how to use the police equipment to handle any situation. From dealing with intoxicated drivers to securing the scene of an accident, police equipment helps law enforcement officials do their job efficiently and effectively. 

Can you recognize this police equipment? Take this quiz to see if you know the difference between a dashcam and a bodycam. Along the way, you'll learn fascinating facts guaranteed to help you rock any future police equipment trivia questions! 

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What is the name of this piece of equipment which police use to determine how much alcohol a driver has consumed?
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What is the name of the mechanism police use to lock a vehicle in place?
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What is this police officer wearing to make himself easily identifiable?
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What is the name of this important item that police carry at all times?
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What is this piece of equipment which police wear to protect themselves in the event of gunfire?
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What two-wheeled police vehicle is shown here?
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What is the name of this police equipment often used during evidence collection?
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What handy gadget that police can use for a variety of tasks is shown here?
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What potentially life-saving device is shown here?
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What extremely practical yet often overlooked piece of police equipment is shown here?
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What is the name of the device police use to communicate with one another and dispatch?
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What is the name of the police equipment shown here holding an officer's handgun?
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What is the name of this traditional form of transportation for police?
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What is the name of this piece of equipment that helps police see in the dark?
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What piece of equipment is this officer using to subdue the suspect?
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What is the name of the weapon shown here, which is frequently associated with police?
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What is the name of this piece of equipment which makes a police car easily identifiable?
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What piece of police equipment, shown here, holds an officer's extra rounds?
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What is the name of the device that allows police to measure a vehicle's speed?
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What piece of equipment is shown here affixed to the squad car to help the officer see in the dark?
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What is the name of this device which records events and interactions from inside the squad car?
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What is this piece of police equipment that officer's wear around their waist to allow for quick access to all their tools?
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What is the name of this device which police use to slow down/stop a vehicle?
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What is the name of this device which records traffic at an intersection?
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What is the name of this non-lethal piece of police equipment?
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What is this piece of equipment which police use to open locked doors?
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What type of police vehicle is shown here?
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What is the name of this brightly-colored item which police use to close off a scene?
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What is this piece of equipment which officers use to protect themselves from hostile crowds?
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What is the name of this device which police use to keep tabs on a person?
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What is the name of the substance shown being released here?
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What is this piece of equipment which police often use when transporting a prisoner?
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What is the name of the non-lethal device shown here?
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What is this piece of equipment which police carry on their duty belts and can often extend?
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What type of police vehicle is shown here?
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What is the name of the substance shown here?
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What is this piece of police equipment which is modeled after traditional handcuffs?
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What type of police vehicle is shown here?
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What is the name of this device which police use to locate heat sources?
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What is the name of the device shown on the front of this police officer's uniform?
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