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Bright Ideas in Lightbars  

December 29, 2009

By David Griffith

Today, law enforcement lightbars are becoming even more high-tech with the adoption of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and computer controls. Many lightbars also now feature modular design that allows an agency to replace and repair modules rather than the entire system.

Unblinking Eyes  

December 29, 2009

By Tim Dees

Modern wireless networks and new battery technologies make it possible to locate surveillance cameras and listening devices virtually anywhere and without breaking the bank to do it.

Watch What You Post  

December 10, 2009

By Dean Scoville

Today's cops may still gather over a case of cold beer, but they also gather online using social networking tools such as MySpace and Facebook. Which is a problem for agencies and officers because what many users of social networks don't realize before its too late is that anything they do or say or write on these sites is done so in full view of the public.

Spillman's Mobile 4.5 allows officers to populate forms with captured data.

Data Transfer  

November 30, 2009

By Melanie Basich

Everyone knows filling out forms is not the most exciting part of police work, but it still needs to get done as accurately as possible. That's why Spillman Technologies enhanced its Mobile software solution to make the task as efficient and painless as possible for officers out on patrol.

Patrol officers today rely on ruggedized computers in their cars to provide vital information and withstand the rigors of constant hard use.

Buying Ruggedized Computers  

November 30, 2009

By Tim Dees

The most common question law enforcement officials ask me about computers is: "What kind of computer should I buy?" The best answer I have come up with so far is: "It depends."

Abalone LLC

Law Enforcement Software 2009  

November 30, 2009

By David Griffith

Read about this year's innovative computer software that makes your job easier.

Merlin Information Services

Inspector Gadget  

October 30, 2009

By Melanie Basich

Using Merlin, investigators can search for subjects by phone numbers, addresses, and other information.

Cogent Systems' field identification tool.

Beyond Facial Recognition  

October 30, 2009

By David Griffith

Currently, biometric systems are being used every day by officers in two distinct missions: security and identification. And they can be very useful.

ELSAG North America

Easy Readers  

October 19, 2009

By Melanie Basich

Can you accurately see and write down one license plate number per second while driving at up to 100 miles per hour, even with darkness or bright sun limiting your sight? Fortunately, there are automated systems that can do this for you.

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