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Massachusetts Man Used Industrial Laser On Police Copter

January 11, 2011
The laser used by Sasso is designed only for light shows and industrial or research applications, not for use as a laser pointer or amusement device. It is at least five to ten times more powerful than an ordinary laser pointer and has a range of at least two miles.
Photo courtesy of Zero Motorcycles.

California Agency Acquires Zero Electric Motorcycle

January 6, 2011
The Zero DS has a range of up to 50 miles and is highway legal. Each model employs proprietary Z-Force technology and an aircraft-grade aluminum frame to increase the bike's agility.
Upgrades to several Dallas PD Bell 206B-3 helicopters included a BMS microwave system for wireless, real-time video transmission. Photo via United Rotorcraft.

Dallas PD Upgrades Surveillance Gear On Copters

January 5, 2011
The upgrades, made possible by a federal grant, included a BMS digital video microwave system, an upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and AFS engine inlet barrier filters.

Tennessee City To Charge Officers for Take-Home Vehicles

December 31, 2010
Calling it the "fiscally responsible thing to do," Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield announced that officers and other city employees would be charged .20 cents per mile (off duty) for their take-home cars (.30 cents for employees who live outside city limits).

New Mexico City Restores Take-Home Vehicles

December 29, 2010
The unanimous vote came after Belen Police Chief Dan Robb proposed to trim his budget to offset the money that the city would have saved by taking away the vehicles. He said the department could switch to 12-hour shifts to save on fuel costs, according to the newspaper.

Wisconsin Man Loots, Burns Cruiser After Joyride

December 16, 2010
Sonny King faces charges including recklessly endangering safety, attempted arson, and felony theft. King was arrested Wednesday at his parent's house.

Raybestos Police Brake Pads Lead Aftermarket in Performance Evaluation

November 29, 2010
The company's police disc brake pads are designed specifically for patrol and pursuit applications. The results of the test demonstrate "the superiority of Raybestos police brake pads," according to the company.

NYPD to Deploy Electric Stand-Up Vehicles

November 26, 2010
The New York Police Department will be utilizing six T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles from T3 Motion, Inc., part of a multi-unit purchase order shipped recently. The units will enable the department to increase patrol capabilities, especially in subways and crowded areas.

Denver Airport Police Uses Electric Mobility Vehicles

November 26, 2010
The Denver International Airport is utilizing Sentinel Police Mobility Vehicles from Xtreme Green Products. Officers use the electric vehicles to address the traffic flow of the airport.
Photo courtesy of Lund Industries.

Lund Introduces PASS Bumper System

November 15, 2010
PASS solves speaker-mounting issues on new vehicles because the speaker is no longer mounted behind the bumper or fascia. Multiple sirens or tones can be used independently, if the vehicle has dual speakers.
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