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Things That Go Boom in the Night  

June 30, 2010

By Tim Dees

With the exception of far-less-common biological or radiological threats, explosive devices are the nightmare scenario for people charged with protecting people and places. But advanced techniques can help detect these threats.

Acing the Tests  

May 28, 2010

By Tim Dees

Experience is the best teacher for learning to spot contraband drugs and alcohol and drug intoxication in the field. But the cop needs a demonstrable standard for evidence. It's here that presumptive field testing for alcohol and drugs is most useful.

Wireless Network Survey  

May 12, 2010

Are you in the majority or the minority? Find out what others think about going wireless.

Use-of-Force Simulators  

April 30, 2010

By Tim Dees

Now more than ever, "keeping it real" is a critical factor in training new recruits. This generation grew up with movies made entirely of lifelike computer-generated graphics, sometimes rendered in 3-D.

New Developments in Night Vision and Thermal Imaging  

March 26, 2010

By Tim Dees

The category of devices called "night vision" and "thermal imaging" are used in similar settings and often for similar purposes. Even so, they are distinctly different in both the way they operate and in their capabilities.

Crime Scene Photos: Show Some Common Decency  

March 11, 2010

By David Griffith

Just like every woman on every porn site is somebody's daughter, every bloody corpse on those graphic death sites is somebody's loved one.

ADSI T2

Game Over  

February 12, 2010

By David Griffith

ADSI, which specializes in the production of transparent and opaque armor for the U.S. military and the engineering of shooting ranges, has teamed up with an undisclosed German company to create one of the world's most sophisticated and versatile live fire simulators, the T2 Training System.

How to Buy Mobile Data Products  

February 11, 2010

By Tim Dees

Have you ever played Technology Buzzword Bingo, or wanted to? It works like this: You get a bingo card with words instead of numbers in the boxes. The words include robust, mesh, cloud, scalable, 3.0, WiMAX, and WAN. Mark off a square every time you hear the salesman say one of the words. The first one to check off five in a row gets to throw the salesman out.

Spillman Technologies

Smart Software  

February 10, 2010

By Melanie Basich

Software has greatly expanded the capabilities of law enforcement agencies and individual officers to help people and put away bad guys.

Miami-Dade PD's Det. Juan "Johnnie" Villalobos (center) converses with Adan Canuelas and Joshua Mann of security integrator Aware Digital.

Super Surveillance  

February 1, 2010

By Scott Goldfine

In preparation for Super Bowl XLIV, the Miami-Dade Police Department coordinated with the FBI, Sony Electronics, a local security integrator and other emergency managers to install video surveillance that provides full coverage, smooth video handling and crowd control.

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