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<p>Photo courtesy of MILO Range</p>

Training Outside of the Box  

March 21, 2014

The contemporary use-of-force simulator scenario has become much more of an immersive and realistic experience for the student. All of this technological innovation has led agencies and instructors to re-examine the ways they are using simulators for both recruit and in-service training.

Police Cell Phones and Social Media  

March 20, 2014

Unbelievable as it may sound, this was probably the first recorded tactical law enforcement call-out conducted over Facebook. Even though I rarely use Facebook, I knew my officers did and better yet they monitored it. The call-out was successful and the suspect was apprehended.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Cell Phones on Duty  

March 17, 2014

Most cops can readily agree a cell phone is perhaps the best new tool an officer can have during his or her patrol shift. Whether it is used to call a victim, a barricaded suspect, or a detective on a major case, a cell phone is a vital asset to the patrol officer.

<p>Photo courtesy of StarChase</p>

Pursuit Tracking  

March 14, 2014

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

<p>PHOTO: Ocean Systems. Fort Wayne detectives upload a file using Ocean Systems&#39; solution for video analysis.</p>

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution  

March 6, 2014

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

AngelTrax's VizuCop 360 In-Car Video  

February 25, 2014

In-car video is one of the most mature markets in contemporary law enforcement with numerous established companies all struggling for their piece of the pie. So it's not every day that a new player enters this arena. But that's exactly what Newton, Ala.-based AngelTrax expects to do some time around the end of March with its VizuCop 360 system.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Police Product Test: Casio G-shock GW-9400 Rangeman Watch  

February 11, 2014

Casio's GW-9400 isn't as much a watch as it is a wrist-mounted computer. It has the standard clock and stopwatch functions found on almost all G-Shocks but raises the bar by adding an altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, alarm, countdown timer, and a memory function to log all of this info should you need it.

Rapid DNA: Finding the Money  

February 6, 2014

Rapid DNA technologies are strong candidates for grant proposals because they speed arrests and can potentially help communities reduce non-violent crime.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Speeding Up DNA Analysis  

February 6, 2014

New rapid DNA profiling technologies are emerging to help address agencies' challenges. One system, for example, automates DNA profiling from a simple cheek swab, generating results in about 90 minutes.

Police Product Test: Eye of Mine Eye-View 1080HD Video Sunglasses  

January 17, 2014

Like their predecessor, these glasses come with interchangeable clear and polarized grey lenses and have a high-definition video camera built into the bridge of the nose.

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