Keep Calm and Choose Your Keep Calm Police T-shirt!


You see them everywhere now. They’re ubiquitous, catch-phrase t-shirts everywhere you turn.

And yes, there are plenty of Keep Calm t-shirts for cops, police, security and other law enforcement.

But how did they get their start?


The graphic was designed during WWII to be used only during crisis. But it was lost to history until found in a dusty bookstore basement.

So, as the Keep Calm graphic has evolved and is now used everywhere, what are the best Keep Calm Police t-shirts? Let’s take a look (see below).

You can also do your own search. Type in Keep Calm Police Shirts into Google and then search by Image. Most of these shirts can be found quickly.

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Public Safety: Quick Tips for Avoiding Seasonal Stress


Here we are. It’s early December and the holidays are quickly approaching.

Leading up to the holiday are parties, work, family get-togethers, shopping, decorating and much more. How do you stave off the stress of the holiday season before you end up getting labeled Mr. Scrooge? avoiding-stress-Chevy-Chase-in-National-Lampoons-Christmas-Vacation

At Public Safety Communications Magazine, they have some great ideas to help you stay on an even keel.

Here are some of those great tips (for all the tips and more information, click over to Public Safety Communications Magazine).

  • Set realistic goals. Keep your expectations simple, both for yourself and for others in your family. Don’t stress out if those expectations aren’t met exactly as you would have liked.
  • Organize your time. Putting everything off until the last minute causes excess stress and can often lead to a lack of sleep. Make a plan and follow it.
  • Pace yourself. Only schedule what you can handle and then stop. Save some energy for other activities and enjoying time with friends and family.
  • Make a budget and follow it. Spend what you can afford and don’t put purchases on a credit card. That will put stress on you later when you can’t pay the bills. Make gifts of love instead.
  • Stick to a healthy routine. The holidays are a time of increased temptations, with snacks, holiday parties and more excuses to get out of your routine. Remember to continue to exercise, drink water and make healthy eating choices.

Remember, there are more great tips here.

For more great holiday survival tips!

Huffington Post: Huffington Post: 8 Early Holiday Tips To Keep You Sane — And Less Stressed

What’s that famous quote about the definition of insanity? The one that had something to do with repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome? Well, there’s probably no better example of insanity than what happens to us around the holiday time. Year after year we do the same things that result in us being miserable, stressed out and mad at ourselves for knowing better.

Click here to read more from the Huffington Post…

Mayo Clinic: Holiday Survival Tips

As American psychiatrist and author M. Scott Peck said, “Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truths.” Once we accept this fact, it’s a little easier to move forward. And the challenges we face don’t go away just because it’s the holiday season. Indeed, this can a time of heightened stress for many people.

Click here to read more from the Mayo Clinic…

Reader’s Digest: Survive Holiday Stress, Hangovers, and Heartburn

People emphasize the wrong things when they try to cut down on stress, says psychologist Robert Epstein, PhD. Meditation and yoga are useful, he said recently in Scientific American Mind — but what made the biggest difference for the 3,300 people in his study were the nuts and bolts of life management.

Click here to read more from Reader’s Digest…

There’s some great information on the links above. Take some time to read through them. You might find this year’s holiday season is the best one yet.

Why Choose Galls for Public Safety Gear and Apparel?


Single Source for Public Safety Gear and Apparel

Galls is your single source for public safety uniforms and equipment.

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Click here to watch a video about the Galls commitment to providing the best gear, equipment and apparel for public safety and first responders.

We service the needs of: 

  • Law enforcement
  • Military
  • Security
  • Fire
  • EMS
  • Postal
  • Public transportation
  • and more.

Thousands of Products

Our massive 300,000 square-foot warehouse currently stores over 40,000 unique items – a warehouse large enough to fit six football fields more over 2,000 police cruisers!

Galls offers over 700 your favorite brands, plus our exclusive brands:

  • DutyPro
  • LawPro
  • DynMed
  • Galls

Our goal? To provide you with the largest selection of products in the industry all at competitive prices.

Uniform Customization

Customizing your uniform couldn’t be easier with our extensive in-house personalization services which perform 1.6 million applications per year.

We offer everything from embroidery and heat press to screen printing, emblems, nameplates, badges and tailoring for a seamless process.

Customer Focused Employees

Galls has more than 600 employees dedicated to customer service. Whether you choose to call us or place an order through our web sites, our experts will help ensure that you get the products you need.

With over 45 years of industry experience, our focus in on outfitting the nation’s public safety and first responders so they can operate effectively and efficiently to protect the communities they serve.

Lightweight and Versatile – Galls Rescue Tool for First Responders

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Galls Rescue Tool

This incredible tool was created especially for firefighters and EMS!

Convenient folding design includes the most versatile, essential tools for your job in a lightweight, compact unit. rescue tool for fire and ems

  • Stainless steel
  • Hammer
  • Window punch
  • Spanner wrench
  • Oxygen tank opener
  • Gas shut-off wrench
  • Seat belt cutter
  • Straight blade
  • Foldout bottle opener
  • Saw style blade
  • Twelve assorted bits w/ holder
  • Nylon holster
  • 9″L open, 6.9″L closed

Perfect Tool for Emergency Operations

This handy tool fits in tactical pant and jacket pockets or in pockets of gear bags. Keep one in your vehicle for quick access as well.

Designed for first responders and law enforcement, the all-in-one Rescue Tool is reliable and durable, the perfect tool to have on hand during an emergency.

Read more here about the Galls Rescue Tool.

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Galls is your reliable source for quality, in-stock public safety equipment and apparel. Like you, we’re quick, efficient, and effective. We understand that the demanding needs of your profession drive your purchasing decisions, so we demand the quality gear you require to do your job.

Each year, over one million men and women trust us to supply their essential gear and supplies. With over 45 years in the industry, it’s easy to see why. Simply put, we are The Authority in Public Safety

With our award-winning catalog, convenient online ordering, dedicated sales reps, retail and service centers, we’re always here right when you need us. Because when you’re on call, you don’t have time to shop.

Wherever your tough profession takes you, you’ll find we have what you need to get through in one piece. With so many people counting on you to meet the demands of your job and your duty, Galls stands ready to help you meet the challenge.

StreetThunder Megaphone; Perfect for Scene Management, Public Address and Crowd Control


Megaphones are the easy choice when you or your department need to direct traffic or communicate and control large crowds. Galls has two great options. 

Need to Be Heard?

The Galls StreetThunder Hand-Held Megaphone is perfect for public address, scene management or any situation that demands portable hand-held warning. crowd control for police, law enforcement

It combines 25W of power with a 115 dB siren to provide you with one of the best tools in crowd control. Simply press the trigger and speak to get more than 900 ft of clear, crisp voice projection.

The Galls StreetThunder Megaphone features durable plastic construction to stand up to years of use. Comfortable pistol grip with press-to-talk switch and revolver switch for selecting sounds makes the megaphone easy to use.

Multi-tone Whistle, StreetThunder, Yelp, Wail and Hi-Lo sounds provide attention-getting hand-held warning wherever you need it. The megaphone features feedback-suppressing circuitry for improved sound quality. Includes shoulder strap for easy carrying. Uses eight C-cell batteries (sold separately).


  • Durable plastic construction
  • Whistle, StreetThunder, Yelp, Wail and Hi-Lo sounds
  • Revolver switch for selecting sounds
  • Comfortable pistol grip with press-to-talk switch
  • Feedback suppressing circuitry
  • Includes shoulder strap for easy carrying
  • Uses eight C-cell batteries (sold separately)

Need to Go Mobile?

Our Deluxe megaphone has the same great features as our StreetThunder™ Megaphone, plus offers multi-purpose use and a detachable shoulder strap and microphone with 25″ long cord. See more about the Deluxe StreetThunder Megaphone here. law enforcement megaphone


  • Shoulder strap takes the weight of the unit out of your hand, making it easier to use for extended periods
  • Allows maximum projection while you speak without exposing yourself to danger
  • Microphone with 25″ long cord
  • Shoulder strap and automobile stand included
  • 25 watts with a 115 dB siren
  • 900feet of clear, crisp voice projection
  • Whistle and 4 siren sounds (StreetThunder™, Yelp, Wail and Hi-Lo)
  • Press-to-talk switch
  • Revolver switch for selecting sounds
  • Feedback suppressing circuitry
  • Durable plastic construction
  • Shoulder strap
  • Uses 8 C-cell Batteries (not included)

Product Highlight: 5.11 Tactical Utili T-Shirts for Public Safety and First Responders


Looking for an everyday wear t-shirt? Something you can use while on-duty and when you’re off-duty?

Look no further!

Utili T-Shirts from 5.11 Tactical

The Utili T-Shirts from 5.11 Tactical are the perfect choice for all first responders – law enforcement, military and fire professionals. It’s a  consistently ordered undershirt for uniform wear at t-shrts for police, cops

Made of 100% ring spun cotton, the Utili-T is comfortable, durable and a great value. The shirt can be worn under ballistic vests, as a casual shirt or used for everyday under uniform wear.

It’s longer than most crew neck T-Shirts so that the shirt stays tucked in no matter what the activity. That help keep you looking professional at all times!

Plus, it’s packaged in a convenient set of three. 

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Made of 100% 4.5 ounce ring spun cotton, 5.11 Utili-T Shirts can be worn in all types of conditions both on and off duty. The 5.11 Utili-T Shirts are made to the high standards demanded by Law Enforcement, Military and Fire Professionals.

The 100% cotton material is of high quality and has double needle tailoring at the shoulder. The Utili-T crew shirts have a one inch, no roll, high density collar that won’t sag or fray.


  • 4.5 oz 100% cotton jerseyfabric
  • Moisture- wicking fabric
  • No-roll, one-inch, high-density collar; tapered fit with printed tag
  • Short sleeve
  • Comes three per pack
  • Machine wash and dry

Real Reviews from Galls Customers

August 06, 2009

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5 out of 5 stars
The shirts fit firm but comfortable. The neck never stretches! I usually hate having anything close to my neck but after wearing these a few times they feel great. You cant beat the price for 3!
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July 02, 2009

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5 out of 5 stars
I just began using this product and so far, so good. What’s important to me is the neck and it stays form fitting throughout a shift and then some. If these hold up as well as I think, I’m ordering more!
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April 26, 2009

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5 out of 5 stars
I bought the package of three about a year and a half ago and I wear them all the time. I am a full time medic and these are the only shirts I wear with my uniform. They look and feel great. Great in the summer heat as well.
November 24, 2008

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5 out of 5 stars
I have used these t-shirts for a year on patrol. The shirts keep their color and most importantly their shape around my neck. As for moisture, I haven’t found anything that stays dry under Kevlar (better than regular hanes t’s though).
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful
August 07, 2008

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4 out of 5 stars
Used for three months now, dries fast after sweating or soaking w/ a hosestream. Cooler in the summer months then heavy cotton. One problem though, I need Navy for my job! Package said Navy, and my order form said Navy! Shirts are black? Mis-packaged @ the factory, or are 511′s Navy color that dark?
January 09, 2008

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5 out of 5 stars
The best t-shirts I have ever used.
May 26, 2007

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5 out of 5 stars
On the job, on the road, on the go, these extra long shirts stay tucked in all the way, all day! Talk about dry! Never be afraid of warm days again. Wicks moisture away, especially when wearing that Extra gear over an undershirt. In winter, these make a great base layer, by preventing moisture freezing against the skin.

Device Keeps Cops Cool


Keeping Cops Cool

On a hot day there’s nothing more uncomfortable than having to wear a T-shirt soaked with sweat. Add a ballistic vest over it and no amount of air conditioning coming from your car vent is going to keep you cool and dry.

And yes, this is still a welcomed device in many Southern states even in the winter as daytime temperature are often warm and sunny. Perfect for police, undercover officers and security details.

CoolCopa device created specifically to help keep vest wearing officers coolergives you relief!

CoolCop comes complete with an air vent attachment, 6′ of flexible hose and a comfortable soft vinyl vest attachment. The “Crown Victoria” model has a snap-in feature and fits all years of the Crown Victoria. coolcop keeps hol cops cool

The “Universal” model installs using a variety of clips that attach to the louvers or inside edges of the vent, and fits most vehicles. (Please remove the raised trim piece of the round vent on the newer Ford Expedition.)

  • The CoolCop attaches easily onto the air conditioning vent, and the soft vinyl vest attachment fits comfortably between your vest and undershirt
  • Cool air is then delivered under your vest to keep you cool, dry and comfortable
  • Close the additional air vents and adjust the temperature on the a/c unit as needed
  • see CoolCop here at

Read Actual Galls Customer Reviews

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AWESOME - July 23, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
San Antonio, TX

I have had my cool cop for 2 years in Texas, Great product to get the heat out that gets trapped behind my body armor. I have one in my Crown Vic, it fits well in the passenger vent and keeps me cool. I let my partners try it and several of them have purchased them as well.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
Clare PD
Clare, MI

We cut the flat part off of the end and mount the hose into the K9 area. Does a great jog of keeping our K9 “Swiper” nice and cool!

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful
OK BUT NOT GREAT - June 27, 2013

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3 out of 5 stars
ocean county, NJ

Doesn’t fit snug on any model, will fall out your vent if u hit a series of bumps. Should come with two pieces because if your in the charger one day and the crown vic the next you have to take the hole thing apart to fit. When it does work its great keeps your shirt dry and cool. Better for someone who’s in the same squad car everyday.

16 out of 18 people found this review helpful

Boot Knife: Useful Tool or Impractical?


Is a boot knife a practical item for law enforcement personnel to carry? Or is it an impractical tool more for show than anything else.

In talking with police, security and others in law enforcement, the general consensus is that while the boot knife is not often used, it’s viewed as a great secondary knife that be accessed when needed when other weapons are unable to be used.

What is a Boot Knife?

Very simply, a boot knife is a small fixed-blade knife that is designed to be carried in or on a boot. These knives generally come with a sheath and clip so they can be carried comfortably within the boot. The knives have short blades and are generally sharp on both sides. Most often they are used as a secondary or back-up knife for extra protection. buy a boot knfe for police, cops

Does Galls Sell a Boot Knife for Law Enforcement?

Yes. We can carry a few boot knives, one of which is the 5.11 Tactical SidePick Spearpoint Boot Knife (pictured at right).

It comes with the molded 5.11 UltraSheath for boot, neck, belt, and MOLLE carry options. See the boot knife at here.

With a double sided blade, it features ambidextrous use with 12 carry angles. Other features include:

  • AUS 8 blade steel, 4mm blade thickness
  • 3.5″ single edge Spearpoint blade with subdued black oxide coating
  • Overall Length 5.5″
  • Removable FRN scales are scratch, crack, and break resistant and are contoured and textured for maximum grip with bare or gloved hands
  • Includes break-away neck chain and new boot mounting strap
  • Includes Torx wrench

Why Carry this Knife?

  • Back up protection
  • Extra security
  • Made for concealment
  • Perfect for everyday practical purposes
  • Easy access when worn properly

 See more knives at here.

5 Tips For Choosing Cold Weather Gear for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Professionals


Snow drifts in Denver. Frigid mornings in Minneapolis. Chilly winds blowing across New England.

Staying warm while on duty is important. A cold officer can be an irritable, less efficient officer.

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Image from Minnesota Public Radio and (Associated Press/Austin Daily Herald, Eric Johnson)

There is no reason to shiver through an 8 or 12 hour shift!

Officers on foot patrol are especially susceptible to cold weather conditions. This is often the case for police officers, security detail and campus police.

But keeping the elements at bay should be relatively simple if you have the right clothing and gear.

How do you choose the right cold weather gear for work?

There are a few helpful tips that we’ll share with you. Keep these in mind when you’re shopping for your next coat, jacket, cap or pair of gloves.

# 1 – GETTING A GOOD FIT. Naturally you’ll want a coat, jacket or pullover that fits your body well. But you’ll also want to consider how it will fit over a uniform or how it will interact with other gear you might be wearing (a bullet proof vest or weapon holster for example) or gear you might be carrying (like a tool belt or gear bag). Think about what your normal routine requires.

# 2 – LOOK FOR QUALITY. This seems obvious, but what you want to do is look for quality that is a.) also affordable and b.) fits your needs. Do you need a $299 coat when a $60 windbreaker will do? Do you put more trust in a coat from a name brand manufacturer? Generally though, good quality equals good durability. You want apparel that holds up to the conditions of everyday use.

# 3 – CONSIDER DURABILITY. You’re bound to be using your gear day after day in all types of weather and working conditions. Think about your specific duties. Will a soft shell jacket be up to the task or will you need a tougher material? Will you get dirty while on duty? Consider a stain-resistant or easily cleanable material for your outer shell. Shoulder, elbows, collar and zippers will take a beating on any jacket. Keep this in mind.

# 4 – FOCUS ON MULTI-FUNCTION. The mark of good gear is its dual functionality. Not only will you need to keep away the cold, but consider these needed multi-function qualities.

  • warmth + rain protection
  • warm + wind protection
  • warmth + freedom of movement
  • warmth + reflective striping

# 5 – WILL IT CARRY YOUR GEAR? Most cold weather coats and jackets offer a variety of pockets for carrying radios, notepads, flashlights and anything else you might need to carry around. Read up on the pockets – are they velcro, zip or open? Will they hold all your gear?

Finding the right duty jacket or work coat takes a little thought, but using these 5 simple tips from will help get you the cold weather clothing you need.