These seven companies provide the tools that ease the burden of evidence collection at crime scenes.
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.
"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.
These nine suppliers offer tactical pants that provide comfort and utility for male and female officers.
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.
Advanced communications systems for tac teams now include throat mics, nearly invisible wireless earpieces, and everything in between.
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.
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
These seven docking stations offer connectivity for Ethernet, USB, LAN and other options to take you beyond basic mounting solutions.
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.
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.
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.
As the officer got into his Dodge Ram truck, the man with the duty belt started firing on his vehicle. Thornton lay down along the front seat as glass from his truck's windows shattered around him. He kept peering up to check the assailant's location.
Here's a primer on the types of apparel offered by uniform companies for law enforcement officers.
Prepare yourself for cold weather with these jackets for duty.
LCOA Composites has harnessed its experience creating military vehicle armor and deployable ballistic shelters to develop new DeadStop lightweight police shield technology. The company's ported lightweight Level IIIA shield weighs less than 14 pounds so it can be held with one hand.
For his perseverence under fire, Officer Ray Blohm of the Upper Darby (Pa.) Police Department has been selected as the November 2010 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Ocean Systems' dTective is a video analysis software suite devoted to the task, which the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office in Texas routinely uses to run one of four regional labs across the country dedicated to retrieving and processing video evidence.
Computer mounts and docking stations keep information at officers' fingertips while in their vehicles.