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

Cell Phones on Duty  

March 17, 2014

By Michael Doyle

Most cops can readily agree a cell phone is perhaps the best new tool an officer can have during his or her patrol shift. Whether it is used to call a victim, a barricaded suspect, or a detective on a major case, a cell phone is a vital asset to the patrol officer.

<p>Photo courtesy of StarChase</p>

Pursuit Tracking  

March 14, 2014

By David Griffith

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

<p>PHOTO: Ocean Systems. Fort Wayne detectives upload a file using Ocean Systems&#39; solution for video analysis.</p>

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution  

March 6, 2014

By David Griffith

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

AngelTrax's VizuCop 360 In-Car Video  

February 25, 2014

By David Griffith

In-car video is one of the most mature markets in contemporary law enforcement with numerous established companies all struggling for their piece of the pie. So it's not every day that a new player enters this arena. But that's exactly what Newton, Ala.-based AngelTrax expects to do some time around the end of March with its VizuCop 360 system.

<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Police Product Test: Casio G-shock GW-9400 Rangeman Watch  

February 11, 2014

By A.J. George

Casio's GW-9400 isn't as much a watch as it is a wrist-mounted computer. It has the standard clock and stopwatch functions found on almost all G-Shocks but raises the bar by adding an altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, alarm, countdown timer, and a memory function to log all of this info should you need it.

Rapid DNA: Finding the Money  

February 6, 2014

By Annette Summers and Stephanie Yeung

Rapid DNA technologies are strong candidates for grant proposals because they speed arrests and can potentially help communities reduce non-violent crime.

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

Speeding Up DNA Analysis  

February 6, 2014

By Annette Summers and Stephanie Yeung

New rapid DNA profiling technologies are emerging to help address agencies' challenges. One system, for example, automates DNA profiling from a simple cheek swab, generating results in about 90 minutes.

Police Product Test: Eye of Mine Eye-View 1080HD Video Sunglasses  

January 17, 2014

By A.J. George

Like their predecessor, these glasses come with interchangeable clear and polarized grey lenses and have a high-definition video camera built into the bridge of the nose.

<p>Gore-Tex&#39;s new Chem-Pak apparel&nbsp;retails with Blauer or Lion branding.&nbsp; </p>
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today’s Police Products  

December 23, 2013

By David Griffith and Paul Clinton

There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And all of it has the potential to be important to what you do in contemporary policing.

<p>Officer using L-3 in-vehicle systems, including FlashBack 3 video, a VOne mobile computer, and PatrolScout integrated video streaming and GPS locator. Photo courtesy of L-3.</p>

Improving In-Car Video  

December 23, 2013

By David Griffith

Over the last two years of IACP shows, in-car video manufacturers have debuted a number of new products that have followed new trends in the mobile video market. Here’s a look at some of those products and trends.

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