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Prankster Harassed Police with Hundreds of Hoax Calls

March 30, 2011
The FBI is pursuing charges against a 20-year-old Wisconsin man who used the Skype videoconferencing service to place hundreds of hoax calls to law enforcement agencies.

Florida Agency Using Skype To Obtain Warrants

March 29, 2011
Cpl. Darin Morgan came up with an idea to save time when obtaining blood search warrants from judges in cases involving impaired drivers. Using Skype can shave hours off police time spent traveling and waiting to meet judges in person.

S.C. Lawmakers Say They'll Pull Plug on Red-Light Cameras

March 28, 2011
Lawmakers say the system, while a money-maker, amounts to unconstitutional selective law enforcement.

N.C. County Buys Spillman Software for 911 Dispatchers

March 28, 2011
When Cherokee County, N.C., 911 Communications needed a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) solution that was intuitive and easy to use, it turned to Spillman Technologies.

BlackBerry DUI Checkpoint App Pulled

March 25, 2011
Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has agreed to pull downloadable applications that help users evade sobriety checkpoints and drunk driving citations.
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Thales Multiband Radio Gets Safety Certification

March 25, 2011
Thales' Liberty Multiband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) has been certified as Intrinsic Safe equipment, meaning it can be operated in an explosive environment and will not trigger ignition in the presence of flammable or combustible material, the company announced.

South Carolina Agencies Launch UAV Surveillance Program

March 24, 2011
The agencies plan to use the craft to assist patrol officers during foot pursuits across jurisdictional boundaries. The small helicopters include cameras, and a weapon can be mounted if needed.

C4i Awarded $2.7 Million In Public Safety Contracts

March 22, 2011
C4i Inc., recently announced wins of over $2.7 million in contracts for the supply of its Public Safety application in Vietnam, California, and Illinois, USA along with additions to other pre-existing Australian contracts.
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Illinois Agency Upgrades to Rugged Laptops

March 21, 2011
Rugged Notebooks' Eagle provides ease-of-use and ruggedness, according to the company. And because of the cost efficiency of this laptop, Oakwood Hills PD was able to outfit four vehicles instead of two.

Motorola To Build 700 MHz Public Safety Network In Houston

March 18, 2011
In a filing with the FCC, Motorola didn't mention LTE yet noted that Harris County selected Motorola "as its equipment vendor for technology that will be used in the Harris County layer of the intended public-safety broadband statewide network."
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