I have finished with school, after taking a two year course in law enforcement at the community college that seemed best. I had already been in the Army for a couple of years, and I have been working to get ready for this ever since I got out of the service. Now I am supposed to buy my own gear. I have a semiautomatic pistol, although it is problematic since I picked it up in Iraq and I guess it is illegal. I have a Blazeray tactical flashlight, but it is not all that expensive and I sort of think that at some point I would need to get something that is better. They may be used as a weapon obviously and you are going to want to make certain that when you hit someone with your light, that it still continues to function as a light. That is going to be real important if you are out there with the bad guys.
Of course I am not really sure that I like every little thing about the way that the police behave these days.