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The Eliminator: DNA Tech For Detectives  

March 1, 2005

By David Spraggs

Every investigation is a process of elimination. When a crime has been committed it is an investigator’s job to narrow the field of possible suspects until he or she can build a case against an individual or a group of individuals.

Learn to Read Product DNA  

March 1, 2005

By Ramesh Nyberg

Every crime scene, like every picture, tells a story. There are times when an obvious piece of evidence, complete with its own documented history, stares us right in the face, and we pass it by.

ImageWare Systems IWS Law Enforcement Application  

February 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

As a kid growing up in the late 1950s and early ’60s, one of the toys I received one Christmas was a Mr. Potato Head. If you’re from that era, you may remember Mr. Potato Head. He was a goofy plastic guy, or should I say, “spud,” of a thousand faces. Using creativity limited only by your imagination and, of course, available parts, you created faces that only your Mom and maybe Picasso would love.

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
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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.

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