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NYPD Still Using Typewriters

July 17, 2009
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne confirmed the department's continued, if limited, use of the 20th-century writing devices, explaining that they're mainly used for filling out property vouchers -- forms that officers must file when they seize items during case investigations. The typewriters also are retained in case a technological meltdown disables the NYPD's computers, he said.
Tags: NYPD

FLIR Systems Introduces H-Series Hand-held Thermal Cameras

July 13, 2009
The 320x240 core enables the camera to see heat rather than light. The thermal camera is available in two models—the patrol and command—offering multiple lens options for each. The H-Series features a two-sided hand strap, brightness control adjustment, and the ability to switch the display from black hot and white hot.

L-3 Communications EOS Sponsors TREXPO East

July 9, 2009
TREXPO East, the event where first response professionals find everything they need to respond more effectively to emergency situations, announces L-3 Communications EOS (Electro Optical Systems) as the Silver Sponsor for the event in Chantilly, Va., August 18-20.
Tags: TREXPO, L-3
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Insight Tech-Gear Ships New MRDS: Mini Red Dot Sight

July 9, 2009
Insight Tech-Gear, the world’s leading provider of tactical lasers, illuminators, and thermal imaging equipment, announced it has begun shipping its new MRDS Mini Red Dot Sight.

LAPD's Public Database Omits Nearly 40 Percent of This Year's Crimes

July 9, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found.

Philadelphia Program Helps Identify Likely Violent Parolees

July 9, 2009
As part of an attempt to fight crime, Philadelphia is now the subject of an experiment never tried in another city: A computer is forecasting who among the city's 49,000 parolees is likeliest to rob, assault, or kill someone.

Ti Training Corp Simulator Installed at TASER Training Academy

July 8, 2009
Ti Training Corp, a supplier of interactive training products and services to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced the installation of its Training Lab system at the TASER Training Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona.

PDSI Announces New TeleStaff Clients

July 8, 2009
PDSI, a leader in public safety employee scheduling and communication solutions, has announced new TeleStaff clients for the second quarter of 2009.

Walnut Creek PD Buys Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE Robot

July 2, 2009

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has announced that the Walnut Creek (Calif.) Police Department has purchased and taken delivery of a new Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE robot. Walnut Creek’s Talon is specially equipped for scenarios frequently encountered by police Bomb Squads as well as being able to respond to scenes that may involve other types of hazardous material or devices.

Twin Cities Cops Add Cell Phone Alerts to Arsenal

July 2, 2009

Today, Minneapolis and St. Paul officially start Nixle, a service that provides information over cell phones by text message, e-mail and on the Web. More than 1,000 law enforcement agencies now use Nixle, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore. Unlike services such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, Nixle doesn't allow unauthenticated information to be communicated.

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