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Photo courtesy of Setcom.

Setcom Introduces Half Shell Helmet Communicator

February 25, 2011
The communications system, which can be added to most half-shell helmets, is designed with lightweight, UV-rated plastic and can be added as slide-up or snap-on option. It's compatible with Super Seer, Shoei and Bell brands.
<p>Photo courtesy of Kussmaul.</p>

Kussmaul Introduces Block Heater Timer

February 23, 2011
The timer regulates the unit on hour intervals — one hour on, followed by one hour off — and cuts power consumption of the 110-volt heater in half. A bypass switch may be installed to permit full time operation when full power operation is desired.

Facebook Posts Bite Dallas Officer

February 18, 2011
Six-year veteran Officer Cat Lafitte has been placed on administrative leave for Facebook posts stating she was "at war" with command staff, and bragging about a fight with a hospital worker.

Report: Federal Investment In Border Technology Falls Short

February 17, 2011
The ASU study stresses that to halt illegal crossings and contraband while expediting commerce through ports of entry, border field agents require immediate access to time-sensitive information and intelligence captured by license plate readers, unattended ground sensors and biometric identification kits.

Alabama County's Dispatchers Get New PlantCML Call Processing System

February 15, 2011
The center is currently equipped with 10 call taking positions to field emergency and administrative calls, as well as to dispatch calls to first responders at the Decatur Police Department, Decatur Fire and Rescue, the Morgan County Rescue Squad, Trinity Police Department, Priceville Police Department, Decatur EMS and 22 volunteer fire departments.

Conn. State Police Outfit 400 Vehicles With In-Car Video

February 14, 2011
The contract covers installation of Panasonic's Toughbook Arbitrator 360 in-car digital video system, which can record, transfer and store 360-degree high-quality digital video. Evidence can be transferred automatically to police station servers using wireless hotspots.

Rockwell Collins' iForce System Increases Situational Awareness for Officers

February 10, 2011
Rockwell Collins' iForce system, which was unveiled at IACP 2010, allows officers to control radio, electronics and computer functions in their patrol vehicle using a single interface.

Laserfiche Awards California Agency's Gang Enforcement Imaging

February 9, 2011
Today, LBPD officers have the ability to retrieve documents such as tickets, restraining orders, arrest reports, policies and procedures. The system allows them to retrieve the documents from their patrol vehicles, whereas in the past they could only view them from computers in the police station.
Photo via ACLU.

ACLU To Chicago: Stop Adding Surveillance Cameras

February 8, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union issued a report today calling on Chicago city leaders to stop adding to the network of video surveillance cameras accessible to the police department.

Five Police Agencies Adopt Salient Stills for Forensic Video

February 8, 2011
The annual subscription to VideoFOCUS Pro provides access to powerful forensic video enhancement tools, which, through concurrent licensing, can be shared between the departments.
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