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How to Purchase Mobile Computers  

July 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Back in 1965, a few years before he helped found Intel, a scientist named Gordon Moore postulated a law of technology. What the brilliant Mr. Moore said is that the power of computers will double every year. Some say he said every 18 months.

CrimeStar Records Management System  

June 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

OK. Let’s be honest. There’s nothing sexy about records management systems. There, I said it. And I know you are thinking it, too. Records management systems are boring with a capital “B.”

Tags: Software

Street Smarts  

May 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Officers can become too reliant on the new technology to do their job, and can easily forget that an officer’s job is still 90 percent common sense and know-how.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-29  

May 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

There is no doubt that one of the major aspects of contemporary law enforcement is the ability to obtain information from the best sources, vet it thoroughly, and disseminate it quickly. The days of retrieving information from your desktop Rolodex are gone. And writing reports with pens and paper is also going the way of the dinosaurs. Computers have become an operational necessity.

A Second Set of Eyes  

May 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

Police agencies have come to depend on in-car video systems to capture each shift on camera. Not only do these devices provide a way to document events that take place in and around patrol cars, but new technology makes the recorded proof even more ironclad when scrutinized by defense attorneys and jury members.

Networking for Information  

April 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

While the old standby techniques certainly have their place in today’s police work, technology and new improvements have created some exciting new ways to track criminals and solve crime.

Easypano Crime Scene Virtual Tour & Publisher  

April 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

Crime scene investigation is a basic step in every criminal investigation. Beyond the wizardry of DNA and trace fiber analysis that are shown on TV shows like “CSI” there are other vital tasks that crime scene technicians and detectives perform to connect the dots and solve the crime. One of these tasks is photography.

More Tactical Communications Gear Companies  

March 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

To supplement the story, "Can You Hear Me Now?" in the March issue of Police, this is an additional resource of companies that sell tactical communications equipment.

Logicube Forensic MD5  

March 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

Last year I devoted two columns to reviews of different computer forensics software. This month I’m revisiting computer forensics once again, but this time let’s look at a hardware device developed for the cybercrime investigator.

Can You Hear Me Now?  

March 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

When you’re in a high-risk situation, nothing is more important than effective communication to keep you and fellow officers alive. Equipment that keeps you in touch with other tactical officers is invaluable at such times.

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