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The Best Gifts for Police Officers and Military [2020 Guide]

Police officers have a hard job and their gear must be tough enough to take the daily abuse their careers entail. Cheap gear won’t last when dealing with long shifts, aggressive altercations and miles of daily walking. Police officers never know when they’ll need to run, jump or get physical and their daily tools must be top-of-the-line and designed for their line of work.  

If you’re shopping for the perfect gift for a police officer, you have a tough task because you never know what type of gear they need or don’t already have. We’ve prepared a list of the best gifts for police officers because we know how hard they work and that sometimes they receive little appreciation for what they do. These gift ideas are perfect for police officers in any area and are great for both men and women.  

Tacticool Car Seat Back Organizer 

Most people think they have way too much stuff in their vehicles. Truth is, you just need to be more organized. Police officers need a lot of gear and organization can really help them find what they need when they need it. The Tacticool Car Seat Organizer makes the perfect gift for police officers because it is tough, water-resistant and has multiple pockets to store gear and daily items. You can adjust the seat organizer with two straps that secure around the headrest and the bottom of your seat. Equipped with 6 rows of molle panels, you can attach molle pouches, first aid kits, electronics, cables and charging docs. The numerous pockets are different sizes and can hold everything you need to keep it off of the floor or thrown in one of the back seats. The 3 pouches at the bottom are perfect for extra storage and larger items. You can choose from 3 different colors: black, coyote brown and army green to fit any vehicle’s interior. One size will fit nearly any vehicle including trucks, SUV, MPV and cars. These seat organizers make transferring gear easier because you can just unbuckle it and move it to another vehicle if you need to. These organizers are not just for police officer and military – almost anyone that needs help with organization can benefit from this product.  

RPNB Gun Safe, Quick-Access Pistol Safe for Multiple Handguns with Biometric Fingerprint Lock

Police officers use guns for their job daily. A gun safe is the best way to keep your guns safe and out of the hands of a non-approved family member. The RPNB Gun Safe gives you quick-access to your guns and has a biometric fingerprint lock for maximum effectiveness. You can store multiple handguns in this 3-point entry gun safe. It also has a rapid fire backlit keypad for super fast access to your weapons. Every police officer needs a large gun safe and a smaller gun safe for handguns. The RPNB gun safe is one of the best on the market and won’t break the bank. Gun safes are one of the best gifts you can get for the police officer in your family or for yourself. 

Here’s an article about the best gun safes currently on the market. 

Wynex Molle Visor Panel Organizer 

Since we’re on the topic of vehicle organization – the Wynex Molle Visor Panel Organizer is the perfect way to add a little more organization to your everyday carry. Designed from super tough nylon material, this visor organizer has numerous pockets to hold extra gear so you can quickly grab without searching. You get 3 rows of Molle webbing that allows you to attach multiple items and 2 elastic loops for a flashlight or tactical pen. It also comes with 3 transparent pouches so you can stuff an ID card and a few cards just in case. The large side document pocket is perfect for registrations, maps, important documents or anything you need at your fingertips in a moment’s notice. You can also place your morale patches on the front of the visor. This is the perfect gift for yourself or someone who has a lot of gear and is always searching for what they need in their vehicle.  

GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight 2 Pack 

Every police officer needs multiple flashlights. You really can’t have too many. The GearLight LED Tactical Flashlights are tough, water-resistant, and you get 2 of them in a pack for under $20. They make a great police officer gift because they always need more flashlights. You can easily light up the whole room or dark alley with these LED tactical flashlights. They have 5 modes: high, medium, low, strobe and SOS and you can adjust the beam from wide to narrow. Perfect to put on your belt or in your back pocket just in case. This tactical flashlight is proven to be tough and can survive a 10-foot drop and it can survive after being submerged in water. This is a great flashlight for military personnel, police officers and anyone who needs a tough and dependable tactical flashlight.  

GoerTek Solar Power Bank for Cell Phones and Electronic Devices  

The GoerTek Solar Power Bank is more than just a phone charger, it’s a handy power bank that can charge multiple electronic devices and can be used as a powerful light. You never know when you will need to charge your cell phone or other electronic devices and solar power chargers will get the job done. This portable solar charger can charge an iPhone XS more than 7 times, a large tablet nearly twice and a Galaxy S9 almost 6 times on one charge. It has 3-USB ports so you can charge 3 devices simultaneously in case your friends need a charge. You may already have a car charger, but they are not nearly as powerful as a solar power charging bank. Plus, you may need to leave your car for hours and need to charge your phone in between. The GoerTek Solar Power Bank has 36 LED lights built-in which gives you a lighting function in case you don’t have a flashlight handy. This is the perfect gift idea for police officers or military because they are always on the move and need to keep electronic devices charged and ready to go.  

Black G-Shock GW2310 Atomic Solar 

Everyone needs a watch. Police officers need a tough and precise watch. The G-Shock GW2310 is black on black with an easy to read dial. The watch band is tough resin and the dial is protected. Everyone knows G-Shocks are tough as nails and the GW2310 is solar powered, so you don’t have to change the batteries as often. This black G-Shock has 4 daily alarms in case you have multiple appointments throughout the day and a tough mineral dial window that protects the integrity of the watch. The reverse dial paired with the black watch band makes this a great watch for those who don’t want to look flashy, but still want a nice watch. Most police officers wear black G-Shocks in the field. If you are not sold on the G-Shock brand, there are hundreds of reviews you can read to help make your decision.  

Police Badge Personalized Argos Whiskey Decanter 

This personalized whiskey decanter set is a great gift for the police officer in your family. Made from premium Italian glass and you can put their Police Badge on it with their name. The decanter base is 5 inches x 3 inches and the decanter is 10.75 inches tall. It holds a good amount of whiskey and looks great on a desk or mantle.  

Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Notebook 

Police officers and military personnel often have to work in rough weather. It’s just part of the job. Weatherproof notebooks are perfect because you don’t have to worry about getting your notes soaked and damaged. Rite in the Rain has been making weatherproof notebooks for a while and have done a great job. These notebooks come in multiple colors and configurations to fit every need. You can get large notebooks or small pocket notebooks that are perfect for stuffing in your back pocket or front shirt pocket.  You never know when you will need to take notes or what the weather will be, so weatherproof notebooks may be helpful in your line of work.  

Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Black Metal Bullet Pen 

Rite in the Rain pens can write through grease, mud and water with no issue. They won’t clump or smear and you can write in freezing temperatures or super hot – it doesn’t matter. These pens are made out of metal and has a special ink delivery system that allow it work in the toughest conditions. They work perfect with the Rite in the Rain notebooks or other all-weather notebooks. The fact that they are metal makes these a really cool gift idea for police officers, military or anyone else who needs a tough all-weather pen.  

Armour Supply Co. RFID Blocking Wallet + Money Clip, Multitool & Key Holder 

The Armour Supply Co. Titanium wallet is one of the toughest wallets on the market! If you have a physical job and need your gear to be rugged – this is a great wallet to buy. Metal wallets help reduce clutter in your pocket and have tons of features. You can fit up to 12 cards with no problem and 5 folded bills if you need extra cash on hand. The titanium Armour Supply Co. Wallet comes with a money clip, multitool card with extra tools and a key holder that minimizes key clutter. The key holder is made from aircraft grade aluminum and will stand the test of time. The included multitool is handy and comes with hex keys, screwdrivers, bottle opener and more tools. The outer shell of this RFID blocking wallet is made from titanium and the inner body is Aviation Aluminum plates. This tactical wallet can take abuse and keep working. The money clip is even made of 304 stainless steel. Metal wallets don’t get any tougher than this. Police officers often have to use their bodies to arrest and detain people or break up scuffles – a rugged titanium wallet is a great addition to your daily gear.  

IWB Kydex Holster Custom Fit: Glock 19 19X / Glock 23 / Glock 25 / Glock 32 / Glock 45 (Gen 3 4 5) Pistol

The IWB Kydex Gun Holster is perfect for police officers because it’s comfortable, thin and doesn’t interfere with clothing. This is an affordable gun holster that’s far better than the cheap holsters many people buy as gifts for police officers. This is one of the best gun holsters in this price range and is perfect for a secondary weapon. The lifetime warranty is just icing on the cake. We all know gun holsters take a beating doing everyday tasks. You need one that lasts and if it doesn’t, the lifetime warranty is a great alternative.

Gerber Dime Mini Multi Tool  

Everyone can use a few extra tools – especially when you can attach them to your keychain or put in your front pocket. The Gerber Dime Mini Multi Tool does just that – it provides you with 10 extra tools that you use every day such as: wire cutter, scissors, medium flat driver, crosshead driver, needle nose spring-loaded pliers, fine edge blade, bottle opener, file, retail package opener and tweezers. It’s small, but packs a ton of useful tools. Measuring only 4.25” long and a closed length of 2.75”, the Gerber Dime is a perfect addition to anyone’s everyday carry and makes the perfect police officer gift.  

SOG Twitch II EDC Pocket Knife 

If you’re looking for a daily use pocket knife, the SOG Twitch II is a great option. It has a 2.65” straight edge blade that’s perfect for daily cutting tasks. It has a one-hand flipper action with SOG’s Assisted Tech for fast open and it has a locking mechanism that ensures it stays open. It looks nice and gets the job done. SOG makes high-quality knives that last a long time and are perfect for an everyday knife.  

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