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Follow the Glowing Bread Crumbs

August 19, 2011

Wouldn't it be great if you could prove a suspect had been at the scene of a crime by following a pathway of telltale glowing light found on his clothing or vehicle after the fact? That's what Cyalume's idIRt can do.

Off-Duty Federal Officer Saves Girl from Armed Assailants

August 16, 2011

A young neighbor came to the door of Inspector Anton Sampson of the Federal Protective Service, Department of Homeland Security, and told him a man was holding her friend at gunpoint in the house down the street. He rushed to the girl's aid and brought her to safety.

Patrol Shields Vs. Active Shooters

August 12, 2011

Newer shields developed with patrol officers in mind are lighter weight and designed to allow officers to shoot while carrying them. They can also easily fit in a patrol car.

Fancy Footwear

July 25, 2011

Two people who generally wear the same shoe size might still prefer different styles of shoes because of how they fit specific parts of the foot. Now companies are finding better ways to make their mass-produced footwear feel like they were made for the individual. The secret is allowing customers to make their own adjustments to fit their feet.

N.J. Officers' Gun Battle with Fleeing Motorist

July 11, 2011

Officers Rachel Morgan and Ryan Hayo of the Paramus (N.J.) Police Department have been named officers of the month for July by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The officers returned fired at a driver who began shooting at Morgan from his car lodged in a snow bank.

Police Diver Retrieves Evidence, Vehicles From Rivers and Bayous

June 20, 2011

In addition to his patrol duties, Officer Mark Michaud heads up his agency's dive team, which finds and retrieves stolen vehicles and other evidence. He also trains and assists other agencies in water survival and rescues.

IBM IOC Solution Helps LE Coordinate Across City, Respond to Crises

June 6, 2011
Patterned in part after the NYPD real-time crime center, the IBM IOC is intended to analyze and distill data to provide timely information relevant to the individual officer.

Targets and Target Systems

May 24, 2011

These 10 companies provide targets and targeting systems for law enforcement officers.

Evidence Collection Tools

May 24, 2011

These seven companies provide the tools that ease the burden of evidence collection at crime scenes.

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail

May 9, 2011

In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.

Blending Into the Background

April 27, 2011

"Tactical black" is what springs to mind when thinking about SWAT teams, but it's not the only apparel option for police tactical units. With the advent of the A-TACS pattern from Digital Concealment Systems, many more agencies may be making the switch.

Tactical Pants: 2011

April 26, 2011

These nine suppliers offer tactical pants that provide comfort and utility for male and female officers.

New York Officer Pulls Girl From Frozen Bay

April 12, 2011

Officer DeMatteo suffered a severe asthma attack once his adrenaline rush subsided and the effects of the icy water and his exertion registered with his body. He was already at the hospital at that point and they were able to treat him and release him after 12 hours.

Tactical Headsets and Mics: 2011

March 28, 2011

Advanced communications systems for tac teams now include throat mics, nearly invisible wireless earpieces, and everything in between.

Bruise Not Break

March 7, 2011

Like all Brite-Strike products, the Flexaton BIL contains a strobing flashlight that can be used to distract and disorient a suspect. This is a safety feature that can provide an officer with enough time to get the upper hand in a confrontation.

Boca Raton Officer Pulls Woman from Burning Car

March 1, 2011

At the site of a fatal crash, Officer Jimmy Jalil of the Boca Raton (Fla.) Police Department shot out a window to rescue a young woman from a burning vehicle

Vehicle Computer Docking Stations

February 22, 2011

These seven docking stations offer connectivity for Ethernet, USB, LAN and other options to take you beyond basic mounting solutions.

Officer Revives Fellow Cop After Heart Attack On Duty

February 17, 2011

Officer Michael A. Riley administered CPR and was finally able to detect a weak pulse and get Officer Bryan Nickelson breathing. By that time, additional police officers were on scene reporting the events on the radio.

Wireless 'Body Wire' Technology

January 21, 2011

The Phantom from Tag 5 Industries allows undercover officers to covertly record and broadcast conversations using a smartphone app and remote hardware instead of a physical wire on the body.

Officer Ends Confrontation With Knife-Wielding EDP Teen Peacefully

January 21, 2011

After responding to an EDP call, Scranton (Pa.) PD's Officer Rocco Cipriano parked and began walking toward the residence. A neighbor stopped him and said the girl had been outside of the house carrying a butcher knife and told the neighbor she would kill the cops if they came.

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