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Rifle Optics 2008  

January 1, 2008


The year's new long-gun optics.

IACP 2007: Best of Show  

December 1, 2007

By David Griffith and Melanie Hamilton

Most of the police executives flying into New Orleans for October's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) trade show and conference probably had no idea what to expect.

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Critical Incident Intel  

December 1, 2007

By David Griffith

Fortunately, a company called GEOCommand has created a software program that can supply you with vital information on key buildings in your jurisdiction, including floorplans and the presence of wicked little surprises like hazardous materials.

Next Generation  

November 1, 2007

By David Griffith

When it comes to night vision gear, just about all roads lead through ITT. But a new technology from Xenonics Holdings offers a less-expensive, more durable alternative for some applications.

Rugged and Ready  

November 1, 2007

By David Griffith

Just know this: The ruggedized computer market is booming. Everyone from soldiers and Marines operating in the Sandbox to construction supervisors building your local strip mall are using these things. That means that a ton of companies are getting into this market and offering a variety of different models, and it will pay to shop around.

Cutting Out the Chase  

November 1, 2007

By Gary Montecuollo

Now, emerging technologies may offer a solution once thought impossible: to stop a fleeing violator quickly, yet safely.

More Than Semi-Tough  

October 1, 2007

By David Griffith

There are reasons why Panasonic is the world's leader in the production and sale of ruggedized notebooks for law enforcement, the military, and business. One, Panasonic is a huge company with lots of resources for research and development. Two, the company has a strong reputation for quality and ergonomic design. And three, Panasonic just makes excellent products.

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other  

October 1, 2007

By David Griffith

The conference portion of the 2007 TREXPO East offered a little bit of something for every attendee. Once primarily SWAT oriented, the TREXPO conference now includes classes of interest to tactical medics, SWAT operators, patrol officers, and gang officers.

You Can Own the Night  

October 1, 2007

By André M. Dall’au

The greatest challenge that any chief or sheriff faces when deciding to equip his or her officers with night vision is how to justify the cost. No doubt the powers that be—meaning the bean counters—will see NV gear as exotic and expensive toys with little or no use in everyday police work. Nothing could be further from the truth. While NV stuff can be pricey; it can also quite literally be a life-saver.

Can We Talk?  

October 1, 2007

By Steve Ashley

You've heard a lot about interoperability in the last few years. Here's a quick look at what's being done to make it easier for everybody in public safety to communicate when something really smelly hits the fan.

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