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Getting Your Unmanned Aircraft Program Off the Ground  

Because of relaxed FAA requirements for law enforcement operations of unmanned aircraft, now is a very good time for agencies to consider adding "drones" to their emergency response resources.

<p>The Pepper Pak 50 is designed for a number of law enforcement applications, including crowd control. (Photo: Less Lethal Concepts)</p>

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector  

Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.

Hazardous Materials Response Equipment  

Among the highest threats to officers on duty are hazardous materials and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive dangers, also known as CBRNE. Many of these dangers can go unseen or are difficult to identify just by looking at them.

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Vu Digital: Bringing It All Into View  

Video S.M.A.R.R.T. from Vu Digital is a complete video management simplification tool for law enforcement.

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A Really Dumb Idea  

The problem with the push to develop smart gun systems and replace law enforcement duty weapons with firearms fitted with the technology is that it may do very little to prevent gun grabs and could make police operations even more dangerous.

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Video: Austin Police Detective Suspended Over Facebook Comments

The Austin (TX) Police Department suspended a detective they say posted inappropriate comments on his alias Facebook page about the fatal shooting of a naked unarmed teen.

Indiana's Lawrence Police Department to Deploy Utility's BodyWorn Body Camera

Utility Inc. announced today that the Lawrence Police Department in Indiana will equip its police force with BodyWorn body cameras to provide transparency and accountability in police operations.

3M Releases New LiveScan 5.0 Software

The updated LiveScan 5.0 facilitates the capture, storage, and dispersal of criminal demographic and biometric information, including fingerprints, palm prints, iris, facial, and SMT images.

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How First-Responder Communications are Evolving

The emergence of simultaneous LMR and LTE capabilities, along with PTT apps on smartphones, tablets and WiFi-only devices, opens...

How Technology is Changing Law Enforcement

Every second of video that an officer’s camera records can be taken into evidence, providing a first-hand account of what took...

IBM Introduces Cloud Version of Coplink

IBM i2 Coplink uses sophisticated analytics and "fuzzy" searches to allow investigators to discover hidden relationships and...

   
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Speed Enforcement Tools 2016
These speed enforcement tools help officers enforce and...
<p><a href=&quot;http://pbearmor.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Point Blank Enterprises&#39; </a>Alpha Elite Black concealed body armor ballistic package is designed to be thin and 17% lighter than its predecessor but still provide Level IIIA protection. It is expected to be available in January 2016.</p>
IACP 2015
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<p>N-Vision Optics&#39; TC Series thermal weapon sights attach in front of the day scope on a Picatinny rail, allowing the flexibility to use the sight on multiple weapons. The TC Series is fully collimated to maintain boresight with the day optic, eliminating the need to re-zero when attached or detached from the weapon. Any TC Series sight can also be used as a standalone weapon scope, with four reticle patterns custom tailored for individual weapons. The weapon sights are available with 320 x 256 (TC35) and 640 x 512 (TC50) VOx thermal detectors.</p>
Night Vision and Thermal Tools 2015
These night vision and thermal imaging devices will enhance...
 
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