Model: Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber semi–automatic
Ammunition: 165-grain, hollow-point slug that travels at 1,100 feet per second with 500 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle.
Training: Every three months with a requirement to qualify twice a year.
Details: Lights that attach to the handgun work in flashlight or strobe mode. Most officers carry two magazines of ammunition on their duty belts.
Model: Several models all on an AR-15 platform and all .223 caliber semi-automatic
Cost: About $1,000
Ammunition: 55-grain, soft-point slug that travels at 3,200 feet per second with 1,300 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle.
Training: Semi-annual qualifying required, but Janesville officers train more frequently.
Details: These replace shotguns used in the past.
ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE
Model: Taser Model x-26
Cost: About $800
Range: 21 feet
Weight: 0.75 pound
Training: Five hours every two years required
Model: Defense Technology Model MK-3
Size: 1.47-ounce can
Details: Contains 0.2 percent oleoresin capsicum, non-toxic and non-flammable. Also called O.C. spray.
Length: 25 inches
Weight: 1.25 pounds
Training: Every two years
Model: Pepperball SA-200
Range: 60 feet
Details: Holds 160 rounds, uses compressed air to propel plastic balls that spray oleoresin capsicum powder upon impact. This is not shot at a person but rather through a window or into a room, to incapacitate someone. Kept in the shift commander's vehicle.
SPECIALTY IMPACT MUNITIONS LAUNCHER
Model: Defense Technology 40mm single-round launcher
Range: Shoots a projectile with a dense, rounded, spongy tip up to 120 feet. Optimal range is 10-75 feet.
Details: Other kinds of rounds can deliver oleoresin capsicum (pepper) powder or crowd-dispersal gas. Kept in the shift commander's vehicle.
Model: Taser Axon
Specifications: Camera operates continually but saves video and audio only when officer pushes a button, which starts saving video from 30 seconds before the button is pushed. Records up to eight hours
Details: Department has 36 of these.
Details: Officers may buy a spare pair on their own dime.
Some officers carry these as a lifesaving measure for themselves, their co-workers and the public.
Most officers carry at least one pair.
Don't go on patrol without it
For traffic control. Officers carry orange gloves in the trunk for the same purpose.
BULLET RESISTANT VEST
Weight: Nearly 4 pounds
Details: Department issues one to be worn under the shirt. Officers may buy an over-the-shirt model on their own dime.
Model: Kenwood Model tk-5210
Weight: 2 pounds
Model: Most use leather, but some have more flexible, lighter and less durable nylon.
Weight: About 12 pounds fully loaded
All that equipment is great, but it means nothing without smarts, said Janesville Police Sgt. Brian Vaughn. Read the full story: When it comes to a cop's gear, there's no substitute for brains.