Planes are the unsung heroes of law enforcement air support units. While helicopters get all the glory, fixed-wing aircraft quietly fly in the background on operations, including surveillance and search and rescue.
Imagine an officer gets into the driver's seat, which recognizes her by retina scan, and it immediately moves to the position she prefers. The officer logs on via voice request to the department CAD system and "tells" the vehicle to patrol the downtown area using random patrol "Henry 1." This could be reality sooner than you think.
Known to the company and its customers as the "BombCat," the EOD model BearCat was, like most of the company's products, the result of a customer request.
It only makes sense that local law enforcement should help find ways to help motorcycle enthusiasts, even veteran riders, ride more safely. The only viable option most law enforcement agencies can help with outside of traffic enforcement is rider education.
The cow skidded down the far emergency lane, and my vehicle creaked and scraped down the other. I slammed on the now stiff brakes and my Chevy ground loudly to a stop, steaming and groaning while I waited for the impact of some approaching vehicle.