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Computers Built Cop Tough  

October 29, 2015

By David Griffith

Agencies wishing to avoid downtime and the cost of re-installing software into their devices now can choose from a wide variety of makes and models of rugged and semi-rugged machines from a number of different makers. Here's a look at some devices that are probably not 100% cop proof but can take a beating.

<p>Photo: Pryme</p>

Police Product Test: Pryme NEP-BH Bone Mic/Headset  

September 30, 2015

By A.J. George

This could easily be mistaken for a music earbud and makes this a great system for undercover work. The microphone can be activated by either the remote push-to-talk switch or the main button on the radio itself.

<p>Photo: Carfax</p>

Carfax: Auto Detailing for Investigators  

September 30, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Carfax for Police is a password-protected Website dedicated to law enforcement that provides enhanced investigative tools.

<p><em>Using cloud storage, agencies of all sizes can give their officers the ability to view records and save accurate data in the field on a variety of mobile devices. (Photo: Spillman Technologies)<br /></em></p>

Why Take Public Safety Data into the Cloud?  

August 24, 2015

By Morgan Hardy

Cloud technology is a force to be reckoned with in the field of public safety and can provide secure, cost-effective solutions to meet the technological needs of law enforcement. 

<p><em>The Tactical Target drops when hit center mass but pops up again at command of the operator.&nbsp;</em></p>

The Next-Generation Moving Target  

August 20, 2015

By David Griffith

GNAT Warfare is expanding its offerings with a new line of radio-controlled ground targets for law enforcement, military, and civilian tactical training.

Viewing Video: Just Press Play  

August 6, 2015

By David Griffith

Denying officers access to the video records of incidents before they write their reports serves only one purpose: It's a trap. The goal here is to play "gotcha" with the officers and try to catch them in a lie.

Waze'd and Confused  

July 16, 2015

By Jon Adler

Why are companies like Google offering the Waze app through their online app stores, without any regard for officer safety? It's hard to get a straight answer.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek, Tumbled Bones Photography</p>

High-Tech Crash Reconstruction  

July 15, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Increased accuracy in measurements and calculations helps ensure that officers have better information for court, which can put away reckless drivers and make roads safer for everyone. Here are some examples of how law enforcement officers are using digital tools to investigate traffic accidents.

<p>Photo: David Griffith</p>

Streamlining the Chain of Evidence  

July 14, 2015

By David Griffith

CMPD crime scene techs say their work can be very physically demanding and officers often don't realize what is involved. "I don't know how many times I have shown up on a scene and the officers have said to me, 'It's just going to be pictures,'" says Crime Scene Supervisor Roy Patterson. "But it doesn't work like that."

<p>Photo: Safariland</p>

Product Test: Tactical Command Industries Two-Wire Patrol Kit  

June 30, 2015

By A.J. George

The Two-Wire Patrol Kit's sound quality is good, the earpiece is comfortable, and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for light, high-quality comms at a great price.

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