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Evidence Collection Tools  

May 24, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These seven companies provide the tools that ease the burden of evidence collection at crime scenes.

<p><em><strong>Photo: iStockphoto.com.</strong></em></p>

Fortifying Police Stations  

May 16, 2011

By Ronnie Garrett

Police administrations can implement a variety of technologies to beef-up police facility security. While cameras are often top of mind in every police facility—even the old and outdated ones—many other technologies exist to monitor and secure these buildings.

<p><em><strong>Sur-Tec's VP Covert Audio and GPS software runs on the Windows Mobile Platform and replaces RF body wires. Photo: Sur-Tec.<br /></strong></em></p>

Secret Agent: Sur-Tec's VP Covert App  

May 3, 2011

By David Griffith

Sur-Tec's VP Covert Audio and GPS software suite is a patented surreptitious listening tool for law enforcement that allows an undercover officer or CI to stream live audio and GPS to one or more computers. The mobile application element of the software runs in the background on the user's smartphone.

<p>Cubic's Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) is one of the most sophisticated simulator systems available.</p>

Budget Simulators  

April 19, 2011

By Tim Dees

Technological advancements allow companies to continually refine the quality of use-of-force simulators, but vendors have also been paying attention to the budget problems of public safety agencies that buy them.

<p>Photo: Rockwell Collins.</p>

Beyond the Laptop: Rockwell Collins' iForce Communications System  

April 4, 2011

By David Griffith

The iForce is more than an in-car computer. It's essentially a computer-based communication system. It helps officers communicate with each other, communicate with any applicable databases, and even communicate with their vehicles.

Tactical Headsets and Mics: 2011  

March 28, 2011

By Melanie Basich

Advanced communications systems for tac teams now include throat mics, nearly invisible wireless earpieces, and everything in between.

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Seeing in the Dark: Night Vision  

March 15, 2011

By Tim Dees

Night vision gear is still a lot more expensive than a flashlight, even though prices are falling and the gear is more portable and better-performing than ever before.

Panasonic's PDRC (Permanent Display Removable Computer) offers a vehicle-mounted display and separate keyboard. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.

Vehicle Computer Docking Stations  

February 22, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These seven docking stations offer connectivity for Ethernet, USB, LAN and other options to take you beyond basic mounting solutions.

Photo: Zuma Press.

New Developments In ALPR  

February 15, 2011

By Tim Dees

Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology has been the "oh, wow" gadget for the past few years, and with good reason. ALPR can identify, screen, and record the license plates of more vehicles than an entire squad of police officers could handle, and can do it with greater accuracy and no fatigue factor.

Rugged Notebooks’ Eagle laptop meets the new NCIC access requirements.

Rugged Notebooks: Tough and Secure  

February 10, 2011

By David Griffith

The Rugged Notebooks Eagle laptop has built-in biometric access control, is ruggedized to MIL-STD-810F, and is Windows 7 compatible.

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