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Digital Video: Working Under the Microscope  

June 18, 2015

By Greg Meyer

When the public sees a news video that apparently shows an officer committing excessive force, the incessant media-driven quest for "Justice! Now!" puts false hope in the minds of many that there will be quick and easy answers for complex events.

Kings of the Road  

May 24, 2015

By David Griffith

There are many things that an in-car video system can do that body cameras can't do or can't do nearly as well. Primarily, in-car video evidence capture was specifically designed for monitoring the activity in and around a vehicle—whether that vehicle is stopped or moving.

Choosing the Right Lightbar  

May 4, 2015

By Ryan Mason

Selecting the right LED lighting solution for your agency's vehicles can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. There are multiple factors to consider, including lumen output levels, the lightbar's shape, and interoperability with existing equipment.

<p>Photo: Project Lifesaver International</p>

Safeguarding the Most Vulnerable  

April 28, 2015

By Gene Saunders

At-risk individuals enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. Responders tune into the individualized frequency of the client's transmitter, listening for a signal that can help them locate the client.

<p>Photo of TASER Axon: Police File</p>

RoboCop: Wearable Tech  

April 28, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Developments such as interest in the Apple Watch and a federal push to create wearable tech specifically for first responders seem poised to make such devices mainstream for law enforcement officers.

<p>Photo: Utility</p>

More Than a Body Cam  

April 28, 2015

By Ryan Mason

Departments choosing a body camera must determine what system best fits their needs and their budgets. One of the contenders in the police body camera market is Utility.

<p>Image: SmartProcure</p>

SmartProcure: Pricepoint Parity  

April 17, 2015

By Melanie Basich

SmartProcure is an online database that allows members to login and search purchasing information from 7,000 local, state, and federal government agencies. Through the online Web portal users have access to 170 million purchase orders, including historical data going back to 2008.

<p>Cardinal Tracking</p>

E-Citation Solutions  

March 31, 2015

By Melanie Basich

These products help make ticketing simpler and easier.

<p>Photo: Mission Manager</p>

Computerizing K-9 Search-and-Rescue  

March 27, 2015

By Jim Okerblom

Some volunteer K-9 search-and-rescue groups rely on cloud-based Mission Manager Incident Management software to help manage their personnel and equipment, and also enhance situational awareness in the field.

<p>Photo: 3M</p>

ALPR: Capturing Crime Leads  

March 23, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology allows law enforcement officers to quickly recognize expired tags and identify and locate stolen vehicles. But it's also often instrumental in finding wanted and missing persons and solving a wide range of crimes, including homicides.

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