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

Streamlining the Job  

November 22, 2013

By Dean Scoville

New technology and modern practices are saving wear and tear on everything from budgets to personnel. In an era of doing more with less, it just makes sense.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4898312015/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>ClintJCL</a>/Flickr.</p>

You Have the Right to Record  

October 25, 2013

By Jon Adler

The Citizens Empowerment Act is an attempt to thwart criminal investigations by launching them into the court of YouTube. It would require federal officers to serve written notice to people under investigation that they are entitled to record interviews with the officers.

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

Will On-Body Kill In-Car Video?  

October 16, 2013

By David Griffith

Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.

<p>Photo courtesy of Trident Case.</p>

Trident Case-Arkon Device Mount  

October 3, 2013

Because the Kraken AMS is designed to be secured in a mount, Ontario, Calif.-based Trident Case has established a partnership with Arcadia, Calif.-based mount manufacturer Arkon to create a solution for law enforcement vehicles.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.</p>

Video and You  

October 2, 2013

By Devallis Rutledge

If you aren't speaking and behaving at all times in public the way you want to appear when you're uploaded on YouTube, you could have some unpleasant surprises in store.

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

E-Citation: A Force Multiplier  

September 27, 2013

By David Griffith

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

By David Griffith

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: POLICE file</p>

Planning for Disaster  

August 20, 2013

By Bob Galvin

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

By David Griffith

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 courtesy of SASRAD.</p>

Hand-Held Substance Detectors for Patrol  

June 26, 2013

By Melanie Basich

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.

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