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ACLU Questions Dayton Police's License-Plate Readers

August 24, 2009
The Dayton (Ohio) Police Department has begun using license-plate readers to help identify stolen cars, respond to missing children alerts and pick up people with outstanding arrest warrants.

Iowa 911 Call Center First to Accept Text Messages

August 24, 2009
An emergency call center in the basement of the county jail in Waterloo, Iowa, became the first in the country to accept text messages sent to "911," starting Wednesday.
The Chattanooga Police Department will use 300 Getac laptops to expand data access for officers in the field and increase productivity in the station. Photo courtesy of Getac.

Chattanooga PD Deploys Getac Computers to Expand Data Access

August 24, 2009
Thus far, the Chattanooga Police Department has deployed 150 Getac computers and plans to add 150 more. The department plans to add cameras to the Getac laptops and purchase a plate-scan program that can scan for stolen tags and immediately notify officers.

APCO Leadership Hosts Town Hall on 700-MHz Broadband

August 19, 2009
APCO International hosted a town hall meeting on the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Notice Seeking Comment on Petitions for Waivers to Deploy 700-MHz Public Safety Broadband Networks during its 75th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.
Photo via bcymet (Flickr.com).

12 Michigan Departments Will Test Portable Fingerprint Scanners

August 19, 2009
In response, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has said it expects court challenges. A state law bans fingerprinting on arrests where the sentence would be less than 90 days.

Dallas PD Shares Info Via Twitter

August 13, 2009
The Dallas Police Department has joined departments in Baltimore and Boston in using Twitter and other social media sites to relay information to its residents, DallasNews.com reports.

Spillman Makes Inc. Magazine's Top 5,000 List

August 13, 2009
Inc. magazine ranked Salt Lake City-based Spillman Technologies as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation, marking the third consecutive year that the company has been included in the exclusive list.
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Panasonic's Toughbook 19, 30 and U1 Laptops Gain MIL-STD-810G Certification

August 11, 2009
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company today announced its fully rugged line and Toughbook U1 are the first to be certified by an independent third party test lab to meet the newer and more demanding MIL-STD-810G standard for environmental conditions, which was issued in October 2008 and supersedes MIL-STD-810F.

Feds Sue First Choice Armor for Selling Zylon Vests to Police

August 6, 2009
The Department of Justice has sued First Choice Armor & Equipment Inc. and its founder, Edward Dovner, for submitting false claims about its bulletproof vests purchased for federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Xenonics Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with Aardvark Tactical

July 29, 2009
Xenonics, maker of SuperVision night vision and NightHunter illumination products, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Aardvark Tactical Inc. (ATI) of Azusa, Calif.
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