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<p>Photo courtesy of Saltus Technologies.</p>

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier  

September 27, 2013

Few advancements in law enforcement technology have had more impact nationwide than electronic citation. The technology has been on line a little more than a decade, and e-citation systems are now in use by federal, state, county, and municipal agencies. And they all sing its praises.

<p>Panasonic&#39;s Toughpad FZ-G1 is a fully rugged, 10-inch tablet that runs Windows 7 or Windows 8. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.</p>

The Next Stage of Patrol Computers  

September 10, 2013

Your next mobile in-car laptop will probably connect to the Internet using built-in wireless connectivity like the latest smartphones and tablets. Your agency may even choose to equip your car with a tablet instead of a laptop.

<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

Police Product Test: Micro-Times Attic-Clear Camera Pole  

August 27, 2013

The Attic-Clear iPhone/Smartphone Camera Pole is not a broomstick, but a well-made piece of tactical equipment that is well suited for the job at hand.

<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Planning for Disaster  

August 20, 2013

Emergency response software has been created to help first responders use resources and tactics to handle a wide range of critical incidents. Although software itself is hardly a silver bullet that will crush a terrorist event, its capabilities are nevertheless reassuring.

<p>Photo courtesy of Cyalume.</p>

Cyalume's VisiPad Chemical Marker  

July 17, 2013

From its name, the VisiPad sounds like it might be an accessory for Apple's ubiquitous iPad tablet computer, but it's actually a chemical illumination marker. Like a lightstick, the VisiPad is a chemically activated illumination tool.

<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?  

July 8, 2013

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

<p>TASER Axon Flex image courtesy of TASER International.</p>

On-Body Video: The Future of Policing Arrives  

July 8, 2013

The rules of the game may be changing. Forward-looking agencies embrace new technology at about the same time as the rest of society. That seems to be the case with on-body video systems.

<p>Photo courtesy of SASRAD.</p>

Hand-Held Substance Detectors for Patrol  

June 26, 2013

The technologies that detect the presence of unknown substances aren't just for specialized units anymore. More individual police officers are using these devices as they become more advanced, portable, and suitable for everyday use.

<p>Photo courtesy of VirTra</p>

Training Sims Help Officers Use Appropriate Force  

April 11, 2013

Nothing is exactly the same as being in an incident on the street, but today’s use-of-force judgment training simulators are getting darn close. And the more experience law enforcement officers have with split-second decision-making in a realistic training setting, the better they’ll be at making the right call on duty.

<p>New World Systems&#39; Aegis LaunchCommand for iPad. Photo courtesy of New World Systems.</p>

10 Great LE Mobile Apps  

March 25, 2013

It's difficult to find a police officer—or a person, for that matter—who doesn't use a smartphone or tablet today. While these ubiquitous devices can be used to communicate, watch movies, and play games, they have also become serious work tools that many officers depend on.

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