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12 Really Cool New Police Products  

August 10, 2012

By David Griffith

Here's a look at some products that really impressed or intrigued the POLICE staff in the last 12 months or so. Most are new. Some are just new to us.

<p>Photo courtesy of Spillman.</p>

How to Work with a Public Safety Software Vendor  

August 8, 2012

By Lynze Wardle Lenio

Knowing how to build and maintain a good relationship with your public safety software vendor will help your agency get the most out of its software system and help it serve the public in the most efficient way possible.

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

On-Body Video: A Double-Edged Sword  

July 16, 2012

By Dean Scoville

Until recently the technology was limited to traffic stops and perhaps some critical incidents. Now, video can be used to document every aspect of a law enforcement officer's shift. But the question that each agency has to answer remains: Is that a good thing?

<p>Photo courtesy of&nbsp;RedXDefense.</p>

RedXDefense's XCAT Chemical Detector  

July 1, 2012

By David Griffith

RedXDefense's new XCAT is a narcotics, explosives, and gunshot residue detection system that was developed as the law enforcement version of the company's portable military explosive detector.

<p>Photo courtesy of Tactical Electronics.</p>

Police Product Test: Tactical Electronics LPSS3 Pole Camera  

June 21, 2012

By Chris Trapp

The LPSS3 really set itself apart from the other pole cams I have tested. Its ability to remain small until deployed at the desired length and its lightweight composite material translate into less burden on the operator.

<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

Wasting Emergency Assets  

June 7, 2012

By David Griffith

Something like 38% of all 911 calls in New York City are now attributed to the phenomenon known as "butt-dialing." The New York City 911 operators receive 10.4 million calls a year and nearly 4 million of them are accidental. And the Big Apple is not alone in suffering from this problem. It's a nationwide plague caused by a little-known cellphone feature.

<p>Photo: Vince Taroc</p>

Improvised Law Enforcement Technology  

May 22, 2012

By Tim Dees

The recession has made most law enforcement agencies cut back on their purchases of technology. That means that all of law enforcement is having to learn what small agencies have known for some time. You can do a lot for less, if you put your mind to it.

<p>Photo: Morphix Technologies</p>

Morphix Chameleon Chemical Detection Kit  

May 15, 2012

By David Griffith

Morphix Technologies developed its multi-threat chemical detector called the Chameleon for the military, and then repurposed it for public safety.

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

Police Product Test: Eye of Mine HD Video Camera Sunglasses  

April 23, 2012

By A.J. George

The Eye of Mine Eye-View 720HD camera sunglasses come with interchangeable clear and polarized grey lenses that have a high-definition video camera built into the bridge of the nose.

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

Duty Dangers: The Deadly Cost of Technology  

April 16, 2012

By Dean Scoville and Ron Martinelli

Technology has not been without its understated dangers, particularly for millennial-generation officers. These men and women who are currently entering the law enforcement workforce are finding that advancements in the tech arena come with a price, often saddling them with distractions to their situational awareness and officer safety.

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