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EF Johnson FIPS 140-2 Validated Software Compatible with Intel Wireless Adapters

January 4, 2010
EF Johnson Technologies' secure client software is now compatible with the Intel WLAN chipset and available for federal customers.
DWI checkpoint in East Haven, Conn. Image courtesy of versageek (

Drunk Drivers Using Twitter To Avoid DUI Checkpoints

December 30, 2009
Drivers are sending each other "tweets" that include the intersections of checkpoints, as well as text messages and an iPhone application that allows drivers to input checkpoint locations.

Federal Judges Set Standard for TASER Use, Specify Believable Threat

December 29, 2009
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

Code 3 Ships New All-LED Visor Flip Light

December 22, 2009
Code 3 Inc. announces the all-LED Visor Flip Light is now available. Easy to install on the passenger visor, this light provides a powerful punch of emergency light when needed. It can be hidden from view until the visor is flipped down - perfect for undercover applications.
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Ohio Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed To Search Cell Phones

December 17, 2009
Ohio patrol officers looking to gather evidence from the cell phones of people they question will now need a search warrant, following a ruling by that state's high court.
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U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear LE Texting Case

December 14, 2009
The nation's high court will hear a case involving a California SWAT sergeant who was fired for using his departmental pager to transmit sexually explicit messages to his wife.

Salt Lake City PD to use Spillman Software to Get Data from Three States

December 10, 2009
The Salt Lake City Police Department is partnering with Spillman Technologies to access data collected by other public safety agencies throughout Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.

CrimeReports Adds Sex Offender Data To Nationwide Crime Map

December 9, 2009
CrimeReports' combined map provides citizens with an online, nationwide resource for crime and sex offender information.

Merlin Offers Experian Credit Header Data To LE

December 9, 2009
The monthly updated file includes names and AKAs, phone numbers, up to eight previous addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers (truncated in some applications).

U.S. Night Vision Introduces ATAC 360 Thermal Camera

December 4, 2009
The ATAC 360° utilizes a 320x240 resolution FLIR camera. The system can see man-sized targets from over 1,500 feet, according to the company.
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