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Controversial Online Cop Forum in Philly Shuts Down

July 24, 2009
The controversial online forum has been disabled following a police department investigation into online threats made against the president of a black police officer's organization that sued the site for allowing users to leave racist remarks, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

LE Tech Center Tests EF Johnson's Project 25 Radios

July 23, 2009
EF Johnson Technologies announced today that the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center's (NLECTC) Communications Technologies Center of Excellence (COE) has completed functional testing of the company's award-winning ES Series of Project 25 compliant two-way radios.

Kustom Signals Improves Digital Eyewitness In-Car Video System with Slimline DVD+R

July 23, 2009
Kustom Signals has improved the versatility of its popular DVD+R media option by introducing the new Slimline drive for use with the Digital Eyewitness ION Eclipse in-car video system.

Georgia Sheriff Adds 30 Hybrid Propane Patrol Vehicles

July 23, 2009
Force 911 has completed the installation of 30 hybrid propane fuel systems for Jackson County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department. The fuel conversions create a dual fuel system in each vehicle, allowing it to run on traditional gasoline or propane gas. The county was able to purchase the propane fuel systems using seized drug funds.

Merlin Upgrades Website with Multi-Database Search Tool

July 22, 2009
Merlin Information Services has redesigned its Website, which is used by law enforcement investigators nationwide. The redesigned Website improves the customer experience, offers advanced search capabilities, and supports other company initiatives such as the Merlin Partner Program.

British Company Develops Easy-to-Use Computer Forensics Tool

July 22, 2009
SPEKTOR Forensic Intelligence allows an operator with just a few
 minutes' training to find, preserve, and protect digital data in an
 evidentially sound manner that complies with ACPO recommendations and 
satisfies all legal requirements for any subsequent criminal or civil 
court proceedings.

Safariland Produces First Multithreat Body Armor that Complies with New NIJ Standard

July 21, 2009
Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, has announced that it is the first body armor manufacturer to receive approval for a multi-threat armor model under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

Black Philly Officers Want Judge to Shut Down Online Forum

July 20, 2009
A group of black police officers in Philadelphia have asked a federal judge to shut down an online forum, claiming other officers have posted hundreds of racist comments, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Point Blank Solutions Receives NIJ .06 Seal of Approval for Body Armor

July 17, 2009
Point Blank Solutions announced that three of the company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
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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.
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