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i2 Inc Visual Notebook  

January 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

Back in November I suffered through the San Diego-to-Los Angeles commuter traffic to see many of the new software products and gadgets being shown at the 2004 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference. One product that caught my eye was i2 Inc.’s new Visual Notebook, an electronic “storyboard” that investigators can use to visualize, analyze, and present the complexities of any incident.

Tags: Software, i2, IACP
Dodge Magnum police vehicle

IACP 2004: Best of Show  

December 1, 2004

By David Griffith

Almost every chief at the show was looking for ways to stretch budgets without compromising public or officer safety and maintaining officer morale and pride.

Kwan Software Engineering VeriPic Digital Photo Lab 4.0  

December 1, 2004

By Bob Davis

If you are shooting crime and accident scenes with digital cameras and haven't run into a legal challenge yet, it's probably only a matter of time until your local defense attorneys get more aggressive about questioning your evidentiary images.

Tags: Software
CornerStone Applications’ RangeMaster Pro is a simple but powerful tool for keeping track of firearm training sessions and qualification shoots at any size of agency.

CornerStone Applications RangeMaster Pro  

November 1, 2004

By Bob Davis

You train. And you train a lot. But if you can't detail the relevant results of firearms training and qualifying shoots other than just scoring which officers passed or failed, then you're fueling the fires of allegations and litigation.

Tags: Software
Camelbak’s newest innovation is a 3-liter reservoir constructed of material that protects the user’s water supply from chemical and biological contaminants.

TREXPO East: Report from the Show Floor  

November 1, 2004

By David Griffith

Tactical show offers look at new equipment for SWAT and patrol.

Trauma scene cleanup is not only a dirty job; it’s also a hazardous one.

Picking Up the Pieces  

November 1, 2004

By Neil Weiss

The cleanup of the carnage left behind by a bloody crime or suicide requires more than a mop and some soapy water. Survivors of the victims are not only emotionally ill equipped to literally pick up the pieces of their loved ones, they lack the proper tools.

Sorting Out Communications Chaos  

November 1, 2004

By David Griffith

If that wasn't bad enough, communications problems among officers from the 25 different agencies involved made it extremely difficult for responders to coordinate the five-hour operation that led to the shooter's surrender.

Officers with the Baltimore Inner Harbor Police Department received a donation of gloves from Gorgonz Performance Workwear.

The Money Crunch: Getting the Goods  

November 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.

More and more agencies are employing surveying equipment such as total stations to record data for 3D crime scene imagery.

The Next Dimension  

November 1, 2004

By David Spraggs

Since the earliest days of trial by jury, detectives have been searching for new ways to help jurors visualize crime scenes. Using new computer and photographic technologies, investigators can create diagrams with complex 3-D surfaces and immersive 360-degree images.

Five Minutes to Live  

November 1, 2004

By Dr. Lawrence Heiskell

Educating cops how to save themselves and others in dire medical emergencies when seconds count is the goal of a new interactive training program from the The Backup Training Corp.

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